It’s a great time to find a new job in Indian River County. We have had some new venues open up, new businesses moving to our area, and our service providers are literally begging for people. Companies here in Vero Beach and Sebastian which provide services to the construction trade and to homeowners are the fastest growing market segment. But there is also a need for office personnel, retail associates, and yard maintenance. We are so excited by this trend and we really hope it continues for the foreseeable future.
Not only are we seeing this growth trend, it appears that other areas of the country are as well. Take a look: from the ADP Blog:
“Midsized Businesses Boost Job Growth
Midsized businesses added 78,000 positions in April. Unlike large businesses that may be sensitive to international economic factors such as currency exchange, and small businesses that might struggle to provide competitive wages in a tight talent market, midsized organizations are diverse, and their recent streak is difficult to attribute to any overarching economic trends.
While midsized organizations showed no signs of difficulty adding to the payroll in April, organizations of all sizes would be wise to watch the U.S. job market in the months to come. The rapid-fire hiring that took place in the first quarter of 2017 could indicate that talent is at a premium, and wages could continue to rise to reflect a job market where demand is higher than the supply of talent.
The Service-Providing Sector Continues to Flourish
The service-providing sector added an astounding 165,000 jobs in April 2017. The professional and business services sector was a key contributor, adding 72,000 jobs. The main growth in this area was 53,000 positions added in administrative and support services. While it’s certainly pushing the job market forward, this industry could be associated with temporary jobs that may not indicate future job growth in the economy.”
I disagree with the last sentence, at least for our area. For too long there have been local companies where the owners still spent too much time working IN their business instead of ON their business. With the uptick in demand, I think more companies will have the funding to hire staff and keep them working.