Friday, September 18, 2009

Lafayette is Tops For Jobs

The Lafayette Parish Consolidated Government just issued a release that has rated Lafayette as the 8th best city in the nation for new jobs in the fourth quarter 2009. In Lafayette, from October to December, 16% of the companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, while 7% expect to reduce their payrolls— a 9% net employment outlook. Another 66% expect to maintain their current staff levels and 11% are not certain of their hiring plans. According to the report, job prospects appear best in Construction, Transportation and Utilities, Wholesale/Retail Trade, Leisure/Hospitality, Other Services and Government. Employers in Financial Activities and Education and Health Services plan to reduce staffing levels, while hiring in Durable Goods Manufacturing and Professional/Business Services is expected to remain unchanged. Click here for the full release.

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