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Is the Job Market Changing?
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on June 18, 2013 @ 9:07AM
Created on June 16, 2013 @ 6:25PM

People are always talking about how bad the economy is and how there aren't any jobs, but there are a lot more jobs out there then what most people think.

According to an article in USA Today, chief executives for large U.S. corporations are more optimistic about sales in the upcoming months.

"I just think people should remain optimistic as they go out there and work and plan there day. And always hope for the best and it will turn out that way," said Shell Hoskinson, Co-Owner of The Looking Glass.

And they plan on adding more workers.

"There's a lot of quality of life. Of things that go on in North Central West Virginia in particular Harrison County that are beneficial and are looked at by companies that are wanting to relocate," said Ron Watson, Harrison County Commission President.

"I know in downtown Clarksburg there are a lot things that are on our plate right now with the DMV coming into town which will bring additional employees, said Cathy Goings, Small Business Owner.

Last month almost 200,000 jobs were added by employers.  

"Anytime you get additional employees in your area that's a plus," said Goings.

But what kind of jobs?

"I think a lot of entry level jobs as opposed to high paying, high benefit jobs," said Hoskinson.

Hoskinson plans on adding a few himself.

"I think generally it seems like things are picking up. We're hoping to pick up enough that we're going to hire somebody. Right now it's just me and my wife," said Hoskinson.

It's not just big companies but small businesses too.

"I think this year as a whole, we've done well. Each year you're in business you get more customers and it continues to grow so I would say we're ahead of our schedule," said Cathy

Some owners even plan to go a little further.

"We're hoping to expand this to children's clothes and then at some point if it continues we're hoping to open maybe a furniture consignment shop," said Hoskinson.

Consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in more than two years. The economy in general grew at a solid annual rate of 2.4% in the first three months of the year.


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