Hiring demand is up among Sacramento employers.
Seventy-seven percent of regional employers say they're motivated to hire between now and June. That's up from 63 percent in the first-quarter of this year. And it's a 10 percent increase from the same period last year.
"Seven percent of those polled reported shortages of qualified skills while others were challenged to find anyone for entry level or general labor positions," says Rick Reed who surveyed Sacramento companies for the placement firm Pacific Staffing.
Reed says those qualified skills include: bookkeeping, accounting, customer service, sales, shipping ... and driving.
"To get in behind the wheel for bottling companies, product distribution companies, route delivery, manufacturers and construction firms too," says Reed. "In the office, it's IT, especially software development and digital networking."
Reed says 26 percent of companies are hiring to grow their workforce, 21 percent are hiring to replace workers who are leaving and 23 percent are hiring for seasonal demand.