If you haven’t heard yet, the national unemployment rate in February dropped from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent.
What does that mean?
“That tells me that the economic recovery has been sustained,” said Cathy Dallas, vice president of JFC Temps. “I think this is a great time for people who are actively employed to start looking for a new job.”
Since the recession, many people who have managed to hold on to their jobs have agreed to work extra hours and take on additional duties in hopes of retaining their current employment.
However, now might be the time to start searching for positions that offer higher rates of pay, especially for those with specific skills.
“People who are skilled workers like electricians, HVAC techs and plumbers are in high demand,” Dallas said. “That’s our middle class. There are tons opportunities out there now. Even advanced manufacturing jobs like machine maintenance mechanics and computer numerical control technicians are in high demand.”
On March 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry will release the latest unemployment statistics for York County.