YUMA, AZ - When
it comes to finding a job a national survey ranks Yuma and El Centro as two of
the worst cities in the United States in finding a job. But one employment
agency challenges those rankings and says there are jobs out there.
Despite data released by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Patrick Goetz with the Yuma Private Industry
Council says the numbers don't paint a full picture.
In fact, Goetz tells KSWT News
13 there are thousands of high skilled jobs available in our area. Though, he
didn't say exactly how many.
"We have a lot of defense
contractors looking for work. We have a lot of architectural jobs. So depending
on your education and your experience level, a lot of these jobs go unfilled in
the Yuma area," said Goetz. He says employers can't fill those jobs
because there aren't enough skilled workers qualified to fill them.
Still, the fact remains Yuma
and El Centro both have unemployment rates nearly four times the national
current unemployment rate for the Yuma area is 27.5% and 26.6% in El Centro.
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