Industry News - December 2011

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Washington county's jobless rate plummets as aerospace staffing leads job creation
Washington county's jobless rate plummets as aerospace staffing leads job creation

The unemployment rate for Snohomish County dropped to 8.7 percent in October from 10.1 the same month in 2010, according to a Labor Market Update for the county. The reading for October 2011 was the lowest one since late in 2008, Snohomish County Business Journal reports.

Construction staffing on the rise in Ohio

New data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America shows that the the number of construction jobs in Ohio is increasing slightly, and this change could spur construction staffing.

Unemployment rate drops to 9.9 percent in South Carolina as aviation staffing receives a boost
Unemployment rate drops to 9.9 percent in South Carolina as aviation staffing receives a boost

In November, South Carolina's jobless rate fell to 9.9 percent from from the previous month's reading of 10.5 percent, and company plans for aviation staffing could push this number down even further.

Indiana jobless rate hovering at 9 percent, but state set to increase manufacturing staffing
Indiana jobless rate hovering at 9 percent, but state set to increase manufacturing staffing

Indiana's unemployment rate stayed at 9 percent in November, but an automobile manufacturer's announced plans to add hundreds of new jobs in the next few years could create a substantial increase in manufacturing staffing.

Construction staffing to rise in Louisville as area adds jobs
Construction staffing to rise in Louisville as area adds jobs

Construction staffing has been strong in Louisville, Kentucky, as the number of related positions in the area has increased by 800 between November 2010 and the same month in 2011, according to data provided by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Scientific staffing on the rise in Massachusetts along with new buildings
Scientific staffing on the rise in Massachusetts along with new buildings

Several biotechnology-related commercial construction projects are in progress in the cities of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and this building activity could serve as a boon to scientific staffing.

Energy staffing buoyed by surging solar installations
Energy staffing buoyed by surging solar installations

Energy staffing occurring across the United States is being aided by a widespread increase in the installation of solar panels.

Automotive staffing to increase in Georgia as industry rebounds across the country
Automotive staffing to increase in Georgia as industry rebounds across the country

Georgia governor Nathan Deal released a statement on December 16 indicating that the U.S. branch of a Seoul, South Korea-based company will open up a manufacturing facility in LaGrange in Troup County, which should create 100 jobs over the next three years.

While unemployment rate remains steady, Oklahoma sees aerospace staffing boost
While unemployment rate remains steady, Oklahoma sees aerospace staffing boost

The Oklahoma unemployment rate did not drop as it did in a majority of states during November, but the Sooner State continues to see aerospace staffing additions, according to recent reports.

Missouri job growth triggers demand for manufacturing staffing
Missouri job growth triggers demand for manufacturing staffing

The state of Missouri has added almost 11,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector between December 2010 and November 2011, and this job growth has triggered significant demand for manufacturing staffing.

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