Some Set Sights on New Jobs in the New Year

By Courtney Burris | cburris@krbc.tv

Published 01/14 2014 07:38PM

Updated 01/14 2014 10:36PM

Many New Year's Resolutions include fitness goals or diets, however, some Big Country people are setting their sights on employment. The current rate of unemployment is 4.5% in Abilene, down from 5.1% in August of 2013.

Many people at Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas are thankful for the training they have received and feel hopeful that they will find employment soon.

They all agree that the search for employment requires perseverance and determination.

They have reason to be hopeful considering that the job growth rate for this area is 2.5%. There are currently 240 job listings for this area. The open jobs include positions in many fields, including diesel mechanics, field service technicians, plumbers, CDL drivers, and production workers.

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