“We continue to see increases in manufacturing jobs, which is up 6.4 percent from September 2022. Leisure/hospitality with a 6.2 percent increase and financial activities posting a 5.8 percent increase, were the other largest gains from last September. Education and health services saw a 5.4 increase year-over-year,” said CareerSource Northeast Florida President Bruce Ferguson.
In September, St. John’s County continued to record the lowest unemployment rate in the region (2.7 percent), followed by Clay County (2.9 percent), Baker County and Nassau County (3.0 percent), Duval County (3.1 percent), and Putnam County (4.1 percent).
The current top-five most advertised job occupations among all industries in the region included retail salespersons (1,159 positions), first-line supervisors of retail salespersons (1,015 positions), fast food and counter workers (697 positions), stockers and order fillers (670 positions) and first-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers (562).
In September, CareerSource NEFL received more than 2,000 open job postings from its partner employers.
CareerSource NEFL is co-hosting a Manufacturing Job Fair on Oct. 24 at St. Johns River State College. Also, CareerSource NEFL is partnering with FSCJ for the annual Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair on Nov. 2 with pre-event workshops on Nov. 1. For more information about these and other recruitment events and workshops for job seekers and employers, visit https://careersourcenortheastflorida.com/events/.
For those looking for a job, CareerSource NEFL can connect them with employers that are hiring now. To learn how CareerSource NEFL can help secure that next career, go to www.careersourcenefl.com,
call 904-356-JOBS (5627), or visit the nearest career center location.
CareerSource NEFL is responsible for providing a trained workforce to businesses in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. For more information, visit www.careersourcenefl.com.