The New York State Department of Labor has announced the North Country Region’s Top Five Trending Jobs for 2015 – selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region. The North Country Region includes Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
“Statewide, we’re seeing tremendous growth in many areas, especially in the technology and health care fields,” Acting State Labor Commissioner Mario J. Musolino said in a statement to the press. “I highly encourage anyone looking for work or a new position to visit New York State’s Jobs Express website and browse through the new listings that are added daily.”
The following job titles (and their annual median wage) are likely to see greater than normal growth through the end of 2015:
- Personal Care Aides ($23,250)
- Cashiers ($18,930)
- Childcare Worker ($18,120)
- Retail Salespersons ($21,990)
- Registered Nurses ($63,380)
The Jobs Express website currently has tens of thousands of jobs available that can be sorted by region and occupation, and allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.
There is no fee to use the site for job seekers or businesses. In fact, by listing open positions on Jobs Express, businesses can save up to $6,000 per year. Businesses interested in listing their jobs should visit: www.labor.ny.gov/hire.
Job seekers can improve their job search skills and learn about training for trending jobs at their nearest Career Center, which they can find at: www.labor.ny.gov/career-
According to the state labor department, since 2011 New York State has added more than 500,000 to the private sector job count, which is at a historic high of over 7.6 million. The state’s economy has experienced employment growth in 40 of the past 47 months, including 22 consecutive months of private sector job growth, the state’s longest streak on record (current data goes back to 1990).
Photo: A Warren County Home Health Nurse on the job. Courtesy Warren County NY Health Services Home Care.