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Job availability at an all-time high in state

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BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Labor Department said 2014 is "on track" to being strongest year for hiring since 1999.

Job hiring in Louisiana is no different. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, there are more jobs this year than at any other point in the state's history.

Some employers and people looking for work echo the reports.

"They got jobs out there. There's a lot of people hiring here and there," said Wade Hardy, who is currently searching for work.

Brennan Easley, the president of Trade Construction, said they've been advertising for workers for the past six weeks and that there's a lot of work available.

"Right now there's more work that I've seen since I've been involved with this. We have more work on the books right now than any point in the 14 years that I've been here," said Easley.

Private sector employers added 31,000 jobs in the state between 2013 and 2014, according to the Workforce Commission.

If you're looking for a job, the Workforce Commission has a website where you can start your search.

 

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