By Tim Kowols
“Help Wanted” signs have taken up permanent residence in the windows of many businesses in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Over 1100 openings in businesses across several different fields are available with 50 miles of Sturgeon Bay according to the Job Center of Wisconsin. While the perfect job in the ideal field may not exist, We Are Hope, Inc. CEO Sandy Duckett says any experience is good experience, especially for young people.
According to Wisconsin’s Worknet, the not-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stands at just 2.6 percent in Kewaunee County and 4.2 percent in Door County. The state’s underemployment rate, which includes those who are unemployed, marginally attached workers, and part-time employees for economic reasons, stands at 8.3 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.