Modest Employment Gains In December As Retail And Related Activities Staffed Up For Final Holiday Sales Push

Holiday-related hiring continued to boost the region’s employment through December, which saw an additional 10,600 jobs filled, according to data released Friday morning by Workforce Solutions. Trade, Transportation and Utilities, which includes retail stores and logistics activities such as warehousing and delivery services, added 6,300 jobs for the month. Parker Harvey, an economist with the regional workforce development agency, said December hiring in this sector was slightly below what the region typically sees and will […]