Need a good-paying job?
They may not be plentiful but they do exist, even in today's dismal economy.
In fact, economist John Slenker of the state Labor Department says they exist in virtually every sector of the local economy. And yes, that includes that great Rust Belt staple — manufacturing.
"Even there, if you have the proper skill sets, there are opportunities," Slenker says. "Skilled tradesmen are still in demand."
Of course, the greatest opportunities, in terms of pure number of openings, are in the health care, education and technology fields.
"Not a day goes by that I don't get a call from a firm seeking nurses, occupational therapists or physical therapists," said Judith Applebaum, interim director of career services at the University at Buffalo.
So good jobs exist here. But how do you find them and, better yet, how do you get hired?
If you're one of those looking for a job, or one of those who recently found one, tell us your story.
— Phil Fairbanks
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