Now Is the Time, Job Seekers

by Audry Kensicki on October 21, 2009 at 11:33 am

If you are a job seeker, now might be the perfect chance to find a new job.

Bob Mercer of the Muskingum County Opportunities Center says with the holiday season fast approaching, many businesses and temp agencies are hiring to keep up with the seasonal demand.

"We’ve been blessed with Avon and Time Warner," said Mercer. "They’ve continued to hire, but also as we move into the fall, moving into the holiday season, there will be some folks that go to work in retail type positions. We’re also seeing some temp agencies that are in here recruiting."

Mercer says he’s not sure if these lower jobless rates will continue.

"Typically temporary positions don’t always end up in our unemployment rates," he said. "That’s hard to say. As we move back into the spring, things start to pick up, so we’re just hoping things continue as they are and maybe get better for us."

Mercer says the opportunity center has continued to see more traffic than last year. He says each month brings in about 250 more people than in 2008.

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