The U.S. added 372,000 jobs last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate remained at 3.6%. Industries that saw job gains include leisure and hospitality, health care, and professional and business services.
Meanwhile, job openings in May tallied at 11.25 million according to the Department of Labor, a drop from April’s figure of 11.68. The number of unemployed people in May was 5.95 million which translates to almost two available jobs per every available worker.
WorkingNation looks for workforce opportunities around the country. This week we share what we discovered in Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C.
From Georgia: The Center Square reports funds for a shoe manufacturing company upgrade in Gwinnett County will create 340 new jobs.
From Kentucky: WYMT reports a federal grant will allow a comprehensive care center in the eastern part of the state help low-income and homeless veterans find employment.
From Michigan: Fox 17 reports a multi-million dollar renovation of a Battle Creek hotel will result in 165 new jobs.
From Minnesota: Faribault.com reports Riverland Community College and South Central College are helping build up the talent pipeline for local manufacturers.
From Washington, D.C.: Broadway World reports the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced its latest workforce development cohort – designed to provide candidates from historically underrepresented communities with resources and training to help build careers as arts administrators or theatre practitioners.
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