By: Nia Gibson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Unemployment rates are at its lowest since 2001. According to the New York State Department of Labor unemployment is at 3.7 percent. The Division of Research and Statistics says Syracuse residents can capitalize off this opportunity no matter where their talents lie.
There are a broad spectrum of jobs in demand. Science, technology, engineering, and math related fields (S.T.E.M.) in addition to trade and health services are all fields where it is possible to garner competitive wages and benefits.
“STEM occupations are growing here in Syracuse as well as nationally with engineering occupations growing a lot, computer related jobs, [and] software developers”, Department of Labor Economist Karen Knapik-Scalzo said. “But there’s also demand at all levels when talking about construction and manufacturing for electricians, welders, and plumbers”.
Knapik-Scalzo explains that with most jobs growing in Onondaga and neighboring counties indicate that the economy may be stronger than it has been in the past two decades. She says that students are not aware or exposed to opportunities in the Syracuse region that can have fruitful benefits in terms of income.
More jobs are being created because companies can satisfy the demand. For example there are more than 320,000 non-farm jobs open, 4,000 information jobs, 31,000 leisure and hospitality jobs and 55,000 government jobs.
The Syracuse region is on the rise and it has never been a better time to be looking for a job in this Central New York City.