KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The economy is improving, but finding a job is still tough.
Sheryl Hutchison with the state Employment Security Department says employers plan to nearly double their job openings by this spring.
That’s according to a new report that also found job openings increased by 63 percent last spring compared to the same time the year before.
Hutchison says the strongest growth this spring is expected to be in agriculture, retail and freight workers.
Not all of the data in the report is positive; wages in western Washington went down about $2 an hour from where they were in 2012.