Tight Job Market Making It Hard for Employers

According to The Wall Street Journal, 2017 was a great year for the job market. Overall, 2.1 million jobs were added to the market bringing the unemployment rate down to 4.1%. This is good news for job seekers because hiring has continued to rise. 

However, if you're an employer, this may mean you are having a hard time finding qualified workers. Does this sound like a problem your business has been facing? Read more about how Wichita Work Release can help alleviate your staffing problems.

Growth Sectors

The services industry has seen the most growth, with the construction industry showing a 3.1% increase from last year. Other hot industries right now include manufacturing, warehousing, and hospitality. Not only was 2017 a good year, signs point to continued expansion in 2018 with an additional 2 million jobs projected to be added overall as well. 

Does your business operate in any of these industries? 

Many of our program participants have experience in these industries. 

Shortage of Workers

One problem facing employers is their ability to find qualified workers. And qualified workers are jumping to higher paying jobs. For example, one restaurant wants to add two new locations this year but is concerned that staffing these locations will be a problem. 

Are you having difficulty filling open positions at your company? 

Consider working with our facility to help staff your business. 


So what does all of this mean? Many of our clients have the knowledge, skills, and abilities that fit your candidacy requirements. Consider working with our program to help make your business and our community a better place by browsing through our profiles and resumes and get in touch with one or more of our participants today!

Source: The Wall Street Journal, Jobs Notch Another Robust Year, January 2018, pp. A1-A2