Gainesville’s mid year employment snapshot is out, courtesy of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and there is plenty of good news to report.
Jobs are growing and unemployment is dwindling. According to the data, compared to the same time last year there are 2,600 new jobs, and Gainesville has had an unemployment rate that has consistently been lower than the states average since January of this year.
Gainesville has also made significant progress in “emerging talent solutions”. These include Gainesville Dev Academy, which helps address the regions need to retain graduates of the STEM field (science, technology, engineering and math). As wee as STEM Ready, which gives employers access to pre-screened qualified interns in the STEM field.