More than 520,000 jobs were added to the U.S. labor market last month – a higher figure than expected. Additionally, the jobless rate decreased to 3.5% from the June rate of 3.6%.
On the last day of business in June, the number of U.S. job openings decreased to 10.7 million, according to the latest JOLTS – and the number of hires in June changed little from the previous month at 6.4 million.
WorkingNation is always scouting for trainings, apprenticeships, and jobs to help people get back to work. This week we found some offerings in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Take a look.
From Florida: WQCS FM reports a federal grant will be used to increase the skilled trades workforce in southeast Florida by expanding pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship offerings.
From Georgia: Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News reports the Georgia Department of Education will offer career training courses to elementary students starting in the fall of next year.
From Ohio: NBC4 reports hiring is underway at the coming Intel plant in New Albany. Among the available jobs, openings in engineering, technical support, and construction.
From South Carolina: WACH reports a new apprenticeship program at Columbia College is designed to provide on-the-job training to college grads interested in teaching.
From West Virginia: CNBC reports the state wants to pay you $20,000 in cash and incentives to live and work in West Virginia for two years – in an effort to fill job openings.
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