About 30 regional employers came out for a job fair at Nors Sausage & Burger House, ready to hire and help community members get back on their feet. Laura Nhyden is one of 150 people who worked at Rest Haven Nursing Home before it was destroyed. Nhyden says, “Initially we were just worried about the residents and that’s all you think about. And then someone mentioned, well, there’s no where to go back to and we’re like, woah.” http://johngriffincave.boxcrack.net/2017/01/21/a-straightforward-overview-on-useful-interview-body-language-secrets/But after Monday’s job fair, Nhyden is feeling much more optimistic. “They had real positions open. Not just in general, hey nice to see you. They had an actual list of openings so that’s good,” she says. And that’s exactly what The Heart of Texas Workforce Board had in mind when they organized this event. Operations Manager David Davis says, “They [companies]need people for jobs and that was the major reason why they were here. It is heartwarming that they’re able to do that and support the members of this community also. But these employers are looking to fill real jobs with people.” Although she recently moved her entire family to start her job at Rest Haven, Nhyden says some of her former colleagues are in a tougher spot than she is.
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In fact, it’s being reversed. Thats not to say that the Buffalo Niagara job market is booming. Our unemployment rate is roughly on par with the rest of the country, and our job growth still is about a third slower than the nationwide gains in hiring. But the gap between whats happening here and whats going on in the rest of the country has narrowed, and thats a big improvement. We still lag behind the country and other Rust Belt metro areas in getting young adults to move here from other states. Flow of Millennials is slow from other states, but robust from abroad Percentage of total population, age 18-34, who moved from 2011-2015 and where they moved from. Fewer young adults are moving to Buffalo Niagara from other states, but the region matches the U.S. in the percentage of young adults moving from abroad. Area Moved from another state, 2011-15 Moved from abroad, 2011-15 U.S. 9.2% 2.3% Toledo 7.1% 1.7% SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau Even so, you could see the change last week at the annual Jobsapalooza job fair in Amherst.
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