Stratford has more jobs than available people

A job fair held in Stratford at the Rotary Complex on Tuesday, Nov. 1 laid bare the truth of the job market in Stratford these days.

The reality is, there are lots of jobs. So many, in fact, that employers are scrambling to see them filled.

Coupled with that is a high rate of unemployment amongst young people; but shouldn’t both of these cancel each other out?

The problem may be that young people feel they are not jobs worth having.

Deb Hotchkiss, executive director of the Stratford branch of Partners In Employment, notes that many of those vacant jobs are entry level positions. Many of them are contract positions; some requiring 48 hours a week on shift work.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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