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Columbia Job Center sees increase in local job openings | Mid-Missouri News

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COLUMBIA − The Columbia Job Center says it is seeing an increase in job openings in the city. At the same time, it says the number of people looking for jobs is declining. 

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics shows unemployment numbers in Missouri are declining. The unemployment rate in Missouri was at 3.1 percent in May, which is a 1.4 percent decrease since last year.

The center held its monthly Walk-in-Wednesday job fair at the Columbia Public Library on Wednesday. 

Walk-in-Wednesday allows employers to connect individuals seeking jobs. 

Roger Brisley is a Columbia Job Center employee representative. He said recent industry growth in Columbia has expanded the job market. 

“A lot of employees are expanding their service lines that are in this area, so they need more employees than they did last year or the year before,” Brisley said. “We have a lot of new companies that have came into the area like Amazon and Swift.”

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Brisley said the center is seeing more jobs available than people to fill them. 

“It is a very competitive market, even the health care market,” he said. “There’s a lot of job openings and basically more jobs than there is people to fill the jobs.”

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