Amy Furlow, interim center supervisor for the CareerSource Southwest Florida location that serves the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area, said “large growth” is driving hiring. Activity is brisk at the center that works to connect employers and job seekers, but she expects it to begin to drop off as Christmas approaches.
“Right now, it’s still strong,” she said. “I would imagine that companies are wrapping that up.
Now is the time for job seekers to come in for more one-on-one personal touch and direction as we try to sustain those employers.”
Lee County has the strongest hiring prospects for the first quarter among employers in the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the nation. That’s according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released Tuesday by Manpower Group. Listed as “Cape Coral-Fort Myers” in the survey, the statistical area represents the metro area.
Washington, D.C.; Honolulu; Dallas; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Provo-Orem, Utah, round out the “strongest” list.