Tri-Cities Job Availability Getting Tighter

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Worksource representatives report the job market has started to tighten up in the Mid-Columbia.

More people are coming into the Worksource offices, but they're finding fewer employers are posting openings.

21-year-old John Goulart has been searching for weeks to find a job in care giving, but hasn't found any opportunities so far.

"It's kind of hard because a lot of the positions are filled up, but you've got to keep trying," said Goulart.

Meanwhile Worksource Director Todd Dixon is hopeful the job market will get better before it gets worse. 

"We'll get you prepped for the next job because they are still hiring, so no reason to panic. There are still a lot of jobs out there. So come in and give us a try," said Dixon.

Dixon says unemployment claims are on the rise, but adds he expects more jobs to open up as employers look for help over the holidays.

Worksource is also planning a job fair next month when Hanford contractors will be looking to fill open positions.

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