Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What if data could enhance your life??

Nancy Dischinat, 
Executive Director,
Lehigh Valley Workforce Development  Board Inc.

The Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board is continually sharing labor market data to assist job seekers and employers in the Lehigh Valley and our surrounding communities. This month the PA MONTHLY WORKSTATS from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor #PALaborindustry offers interesting statistics regarding the decrease of PA Unemployment Rates and the increase of leisure and hospitality jobs available.... to just name a few.

"The month of September saw all time high jobs numbers for the “Leisure and Hospitality” industry with a total of 552,100 jobs. This sector also had the largest jobs numbers increase of any since August, 2014 with 14,600 new jobs."  (page 7)

Often times, data and statistics could be viewed as tedious but what if valuable current employment statistics could help a family member or friend find their next #dreamjob, or if job growth figures could help an employer determine if they want to expand here in the Lehigh Valley #lvjobs.  These resources along with the free services provided at the the LVWDB and PA CareerLink LV can assist potential employees and employers.

We will continue to share labor market information and always welcome your feedback and comments.  Please feel free to contact our office at 610-841-1122.

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