Things haven't been going well for the company in the past few months. The parent company filed for bankruptcy in February and many of its workers were put on furlough.
Bad news came out of Niche Inc., after the company revealed they had to lay off 400 people. The lay offs occurred because the manufacturer lost a major contract that rendered the need for these employees moot.
Payrolls have increased in March over previous months, according to a report put out by the ADP Employer Services. This means companies have been hiring more people, which is a steady sign of economic growth.
In today's rocky economic climate, it's important to have a stellar resume and interview skills. However, if someone has a few blemishes on their resume, there may be a way around them. Just so long as one learns to maximize their strengths and downplay their weaknesses, there's hope yet for finding employment.
Over the past year, positions in the construction industry have risen, giving construction workers something to be happy about during these uncertain economic times. In fact, twenty-eight different states saw gains in the construction industry, showing a definite improvement over 2011 numbers and showing the first increase since before the recession began in 2007.
Even though job numbers have been on the rise in recent months, people are still hurting and unemployment is still a real problem. In fact, Ben Bernake, the Federal Reserve Chairman, recently noted that the unemployment rate wouldn't continue to drop unless new jobs were created and more companies hired employees. While many companies are afraid of taking the risk, others just can't find quality prospects.
In November, the unemployment rate of U.S. dropped to 8.6 percent. According to the Labor of Bureau Statistics, it is at its lowest since March 2009, when it was 9 percent.
Jefferson County's unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in October. This is high from September's rate at 8.8 percent and down from 9.1 percent in August.
Tennessee workers would have high hopes again because of the move General Motors has taken. GM's Spring Hill plant plans to employ 700 workers by next year.
Yadkin County was one of those 92 counties with decreased unemployment rate at 8.8 percent in September.g