Friday, September 7, 2012

Local employment outlook as seasonal jobs end

The economy is starting to pick up a little bit,” University of Illinois Springfield Career Development Director Tammy Craig said. Craig is an expert at jump starting careers. She helps students at UIS do it every day.

“Typically in the Springfield area a lot of times we run about a year behind what is going on in Chicago. It takes us a little while we're so government driven."

That might not be such a good thing when it comes to hiring. Craig says local jobs in government are getting harder and harder to come by.

“I think because of the budget you know across the board whether that's at the state level or the national level. You know any time that the government is in deficit then we're trying to cut those jobs as much as we possibly can," she said.

Craig was featured by WICS-TV 20 on September 6, 2012.

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