Job openings spike to highest level in years

    There’s good news for job seekers as employers announced a sharp uptick in job opportunities.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    There’s good news for job seekers as employers announced a sharp uptick in job opportunities.
     
    According to the Labor Department, both the government and private business posted 3.4 million openings at the end of October. The increase accounts for a 12 percent jump from the previous month.


     
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    Associated Press reports that this increase combats the two months of decline in the jobs market that preceded the growth.
     
    When taking all the ups and downs into account, the amount of available jobs has increased about by 1 million since July of 2009. October’s totals still fall below the 4.4 million-job benchmark that the Bush administration told Americans would open up back in December 2007, when the recession began

     
    Exactly three years later, though, the unemployment rate is at 9.8 percent, and President Barack Obama approved a deal that would extend unemployment benefits for another 13 months. The extension comes as part of a tentative agreement that would draw out Bush-era tax cuts for two more years. 

     
    The cuts, which would mainly benefit the wealthy, would have expired on December 31.


     

     

    – Sonya Eskridge


     

     

     

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