More jobs, more work in Montgomery County

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Montgomery County’s unemployment rate was at 5.4% in April, that’s the lowest it’s been since 2008.

More than 2,000 more people are at work in the county than at this time a year ago, according to Heath MacAlpine, the asst. director for Workforce Development for Montgomery County Job and Family Services and he says the outlook is bright for job-seekers, as more companies get ready to move into the area.

Right now, the county is working with Fuyao in Moraine and Procter and Gamble in Union as they get set to start hiring later this year.

The county says that employers are looking for all different kinds of skill levels.

Jobs available range from part-time to experienced.

“We’ve seen an uptick in hiring.  We are seeing more people go back to work.  We’ve seen growth in a number of industries.  Construction has hired some more, retail is up, some of our service industries, including call industries are hiring additional people.  Hospitality and leisure has also shown some growth,” explains MacAlpine.

The county is also working with Hollywood Gaming.

Ohio Means Jobs: Montgomery County will host a hiring event at the Job Center on June 16.  More information will be released at a later date.

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