KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Companies are hiring, but waiting a lot longer to fill job openings.
Cynthia Forland with the state Employment Security Department says they did a survey of employers and found that between fall 2012 and fall 2013, job vacancies went up 23 percent.
The average job posting stayed open for 66 days in fall 2013 compared to 19 days in fall 2012.
Forland says the increased hiring and job openings could help people discouraged by the recession get back into the job market.