There’s help wanted in Fulton and Montgomery counties, where a recent survey revealed the need for some 225 employees across a number of industries, education levels and pay grades.
Business leaders representing some 4,500 jobs and $160 million in payroll in this area just outside of Albany indicated they’re looking to fill positions and even add more in 2016.
Of 24 regional employers surveyed by the Fulton Montgomery CEO Roundtable, nearly 60 percent said they currently have openings.
Manufacturing, service and retail make up a majority of those, a third of which pay $50,000 or more a year. Most positions require a high school diploma, but the survey showed that a little over 30 percent might appeal to young professionals with associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees.
“These are great results and they might surprise people,” Montgomery County Business Development Center Executive Director Ken Rose said. “But, they just confirm what we already know. This region is growing and employers are looking for a talented workforce to keep the momentum going.”
Almost none of the businesses surveyed said they planned to cut jobs in 2016. Instead, they may add as many as 63 this year.