The Buzz

May 2, 2013

The economic yo-yo continues

The good news: First-time claims for jobless benefits down. The suspect news: Yoder job fair draws 1,000

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The facts, faces and hum of local politics with Steve Kraske and Dave Helling

Economics cheered the news Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment benefits had fallen to their lowest level in five years last week.

That means employers are laying off fewer workers.

Yipppppppeeeee!

But....

On Wednesday, a whopping 1,000 job-seekers turned out to a job fair sponsored by Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder.

They were greeted by about 100 employers representing businesses from a variety of industries. Representatives from those employers were seated at tables where they advertised several thousand job openings.

Said Yoder, “Kansans are hard-workers, and those who attended today were optimistic about the possibility of finding employment at our Job Fair.”

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