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2.7 percent unemployment not good for everyone

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 19:33:25-04
In a nation stagnant at 4.9 percent unemployment, 2.7 is uncharacteristically low.
 
For Omaha area job recruiters the low number isn’t always the best number.
 
“Of course it’s tough for us to get our name out there with that 2 to 3 percent unemployment rate that’s going on,” said Catrina Faust, recruiter for online furniture store hayneedle. “It’s an all time low for the Omaha area.”
 
It’s hard for a variety of recruiters to find people to fill positions.
 
“Oftentimes the people who are higher skilled in management-level are in a position already, and unless things are horrible where they are, they might not be inclined to make a move,” said Janine Emmons, an HR manager with MARIANNA Industries.
 
Independent insurance agent Peter Nash is one of those who wants to make a move.
 
His philosophy?
 
“Train people so they’re good enough to leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t,” Nash said.
 
Despite many job seekers at Ralston Arena looking for upward mobility it’s not always easy for everyone.
 
Amanda Schneiderman recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Creighton and is having trouble finding a job in her major.
 
“I’ve been trying to stay away from retail just because of all the horror stories my friends have told me,” Schneiderman said.