The U.S. gained 678,00 jobs in January. The greatest growth was noted in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, health care, and construction.
Additionally, the jobless rate dropped to 3.8% in February, down from 4% in January – with a count of 6.3 million unemployed people.
Meanwhile, the number of new jobless claims for the week ending February 26 tallied at 215,000, according to the Department of Labor. That’s an 18,000 drop from the previous week’s numbers.
WorkingNation is always on the hunt for opportunities for people to find a place in the workforce. This week, we share some findings from Delaware, Nebraska, Nevada, Virginia, and Wyoming. One might be a good fit.
From Delaware: Delaware Business Times reports HBCU Delaware State University is launching a workforce development center and a business incubation hub.
From Nebraska: NTV reports a new program is offering career exploration to students at Grand Island Senior High and teaching life skills – like how to balance a checkbook.
From Nevada: Las Vegas Review-Journal reports new state funding awarded to four nonprofits, includes a grant to Goodwill of Southern Nevada to expand a workforce development program for certified nursing assistants and medical assistants.
From Virginia: Virginia Business reports Walgreens is establishing a micro-fulfillment center in Hanover County that will create 249 new jobs.
From Wyoming: Star Herald reports the University of Wyoming is starting a ranch management and agricultural leadership program.
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