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Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook, Part 2

January 4th, 2012

We talked in last week’s post a bit about the job outlook for the Inland Empire in 2012.

Let’s talk some more, because the news is getting better.

Here’s a sampling of some recent news reports on the subject of employment in San Bernardino and Riverside counties this year.

A December 20 report on InlandNewsToday.com reported on Manpower’s survey of IE businesses finding that “13 percent of local companies plan to expand their payroll” in 2012. The survey projected that businesses in the professional and information services, finances, leisure and hospitality and the manufacturing sectors would be adding jobs in the first quarter, while business in construction, government and health services would see job cutbacks.

MSNBC.com published a Reuter’s article December 7 that discussed “a nascent economic recovery” in California is partially fueled “recent jobs gains in the state’s Central Valley and its Inland Empire region, east of Los Angeles.”

According to the report, “recent data show the two regions have joined California’s coastal metropolitan areas, which have benefited from expansion in their high-technology sectors as well as trade activity through their ports, with job gains.”

Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate company,in its third-quarter 2011 Inland Empire Office Report, stated that “according to Moody’s Analytics, the unemployment rate will continue to fall throughout the remainder of the year with job growth expected in 2012.”

A Press-Enterprise story in November reported that the “employment picture in Inland Southern California has improved markedly in the past three months,…”

In fact, according to the article, Murrieta’s unemployment rate was 9.1 percent in October and Temecula was 9.4 percent. Corona is at 10.1 percent. These are the lowest of all the major population centers in Riverside County.”

Unemployment in select San Bernardino County cities were as follows, the article continued:

“Unemployment was relatively high in blue-collar communities such as Fontana at 13.3 percent, Bloomington at 17 percent and Ontario at 13.6 percent. The city of San Bernardino, at 17.1 percent, was the highest of any major population center in the county.

“Further east, however, the jobless numbers were 6.7 percent in Grand Terrace, 7.8 percent in Loma Linda and 9.4 percent in Redlands.”

Here at Arrow Staffng, we’re committed to doing our part to help the Inland Empire lower the unemployment rate. Temporary assignments can – and often do – result in our workers securing regular, full-time employment with our client companies. If you’re looking for a job in 2012, contact one of our recruiters today!

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