The Real Deal: A look at Connecticut’s summer job market
It’s almost summer, and that means new jobs and new prospective employers are both on the market.
In this week’s “Real Deal,” News 12’s Alexa Farrell looks into the job market and who is currently hiring in Connecticut.
Job growth in Connecticut has been strong, according to Investopedia.
“The sectors that have the strongest growth include transit and transportation, up nearly 20%. Private college and universities (are) up 11%, accommodations, that includes leisure and hospitality, that is up more than 10.5%, and then arts/recreation and entertainment sector is at 8.6% in just the past year,” says Investopedia’s Caleb Silver.
Unemployment in Connecticut is at 3.8%, and the job openings rate is at 5.8%, which is below the national average.
A new Bankrate survey shows something surprising — workers who are concerned about job security are the ones making moves.
“Normally when you are worried about your job security, when a recession is thought to be on the horizon, you likely want to stay put and avoid rocking the boat,” says Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster.
Foster says that includes negotiating for a raise, asking for more flexibility in the workplace and even quitting or searching for a new job.
"We saw that nearly 9 in 10 Americans who were worried about their job security, they are likely to take at least one career action,” says Foster.