Interesting infographic! It would seem there are openings in a lot of arenas. Back in my home state of Michigan, things were really terrible in 2008. Even the tiny businesses and restaurants pulled their “help wanted” signs out of their windows. Now they’re starting to re-appear…
Are you seeing more help wanted signs in your hometown?
I’m sorry to disappoint, but everyone in the South has realized that they can get a check from “Uncle Sam” without working, so those jobs will probably stay open.
BTW, I’m from Alabama. I know.
The number of U.S. job openings in June climbed to 3.8 million, a level not seen since the summer of 2008. But many available jobs are going unfilled.
Although almost 13 million people remain on unemployment rolls, U.S. companies and organizations have 3.8 million positions to fill, up from 3.2 million a year ago. For each open job in the country, there are only 3.4 job seekers.
“We’re in the healing process,” said Wells Fargo economist Sam Bullard. “But it’s going to take some time.”