Montgomery County 2023 Job Market Characterized as ‘Optimistic’
The deputy director of the Montgomery County Commerce Department, Workforce Development division, Jennifer Butler, has analyzed regional projections for the 2023 job market. The numbers indicate a continuance of 2022 trends, as reported by Chris Ullery in the Bucks County Courier Times.
The environment appears to be ongoing good news for job seekers and career swappers across all industries, less so for employers with empty payroll slots to fill.
According to statistics from the Pa. Department of Labor and Industry, Montgomery County’s unemployment rate for December 2022 is under three percent, down from its 13.7 percent in early 2020.
Butler said the “next generation” of workforce participants is the current focus of her efforts.
The county demographic of working residents showed an older skew before the pandemic’s outbreak. The healthcare crisis’ effects included the exit of many employees in that age bracket, necessitating the focus on younger talent to replace them.
Butler added that Montgomery County is in the process of updating its local employment plans “…to incorporate some of the progress we have made and to continue to plan through post-pandemic recovery.”
Butler recommends job seekers stop by Montgomery County’s CareerLink office at the county’s Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown, or access its resources online.
More on the 2023 employment outlook is available at the Bucks County Courier Times.
The effect of the pandemic on older workers, including those in Montgomery County, is the subject of this 2021 video
from the National Bureau of Economic Research,Cambridge, Mass.
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