Sacramento Employment Levels

One of the largest school districts in the region, Sacramento City Unified, will be holding a job fair for classified employee hiring.  Among the potential employees, those invited to the fair include: bus drivers, food service assistants and occupational therapists.

Currently there are vacancies (either part- or full-time) in the areas of child development, custodians, library media technical aides, special education and bilingual assistants who are fluent in Cantonese, Hmong, Mandarin and Spanish.

Unemployment levels in Sacramento are quite high, when looking at statistics nationwide.  This year at the September 2015 analysis assembled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of unemployment was 5.2% as compared to the US average of 4.9%.  The good news however, is that the figure dropped from 6.6% of the same time period in 2014.

In addition, in a recent list compiled by WalletHub detailing the most veteran-friendly cities, Sacramento made it to the top 10 most livable cities.  The study was conducted through a comparison of one hundred most highly populated American cities.  Then, a variety of issues were assessed: housing affordability, job prospects, medical facilities and the amount of homeless veterans the city had.

Finally, according to a recent article in The Carmichael Times “Hiring in the Sacramento region has exploded. Seventy-six percent, or just over three quarters of all companies surveyed in direct contacts by phone report, have opened doors for applicants, raising the demand a full six percentage points over this same time last year. Just twenty-four percent (24%) of top regional employers surveyed between August 17th and September 17th say they are not hiring in in the upcoming months.”

So while there is always room for improvement, Sacramento is definitely moving in the right direction vis-à-vis growth in employment opportunities.