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Rochester area seeing more job openings in 2024

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, right before the pandemic our area had 533,000 jobs.

Like many other places, we lost a lot in 2020, but we’ve been crawling back and now we stand just four thousand shy of that pre-pandemic number. But the rebuild has been uneven.

It was a big day today for Craft Cannery and its founder Pauly Guglielmo.

They broke ground on an expansion of their plant in Bergen where they make sauces, dressings and more.

“The room you’re standing in now which is warehouse becomes entirely production the new facility is warehouse and we’re also going to build some office, some maintenance and cooler too,” said Guglielmo.

This kind of growth comes as new numbers show our region has steadily picked up jobs over the last few years.

Jeremy Oreper, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics — says that growth has come from the financial world and from places like retail and transportation.

“In the last year the biggest job gains has come from the government which has added 4,000 jobs, 5.2% increase, and 3,700 jobs were added in education and health services, which is a 2.8% increase, said Oreper.”

But he says the job numbers remain way down in areas like professional business services and manufacturing.

“And those aren’t losses that just occurred once at the time of the pandemic, but they’ve continued a kind of downward trend since that time, he said.”

That is where places like Craft Cannery can come into to play. With the expansion, they plan to add a number of new manufacturing jobs.

“This is wildest dream times a thousand,” said Guglielmo.

​ ROCHESTER N.Y. (WROC) – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, right before the pandemic our area had 533,000 jobs.

Like many other places, we lost a lot in 2020, but we’ve been crawling back and now we stand just four thousand shy of that pre-pandemic number. But the rebuild has been uneven.

It was a big day today for Craft Cannery and its founder Pauly Guglielmo.

They broke ground on an expansion of their plant in Bergen where they make sauces, dressings and more.

“The room you’re standing in now which is warehouse becomes entirely production the new facility is warehouse and we’re also going to build some office, some maintenance and cooler too,” said Guglielmo.

This kind of growth comes as new numbers show our region has steadily picked up jobs over the last few years.

Jeremy Oreper, an economist with the Bureau of Labor Statistics — says that growth has come from the financial world and from places like retail and transportation.

“In the last year the biggest job gains has come from the government which has added 4,000 jobs, 5.2% increase, and 3,700 jobs were added in education and health services, which is a 2.8% increase, said Oreper.”

But he says the job numbers remain way down in areas like professional business services and manufacturing.

“And those aren’t losses that just occurred once at the time of the pandemic, but they’ve continued a kind of downward trend since that time, he said.”

That is where places like Craft Cannery can come into to play. With the expansion, they plan to add a number of new manufacturing jobs.

“This is wildest dream times a thousand,” said Guglielmo. Read More Local NewsRochesterFirst  

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