Nearly 27,000 jobs available in Louisville area - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Nearly 27,000 jobs available in Louisville area

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The latest numbers from KentuckianaWorks show 26,729 open positions in the Louisville area.

UPS, the biggest local employer, is currently hiring about 150 to 200 people a week at its Worldport location. The majority of the positions are for part-time package handlers.

The company is offering incentives to draw in new workers that include providing weekly bonuses, paying for college and offering part-time employees benefits.

“It has become really competitive," said Pat Murphy, a workforce planning manager at UPS Worldport.  "The whole market has become competitive with the unemployment rate as low as it is here locally."

Greater Louisville Inc. is trying to help employers recruit and retain talent.   

Kent Oyler, the president and CEO of the organization, said as the baby boomer generation retires, more positions become available.     

“Not only are we not growing as far as population into the workforce, we’re retiring people out of the workforce and that is a problem,” Oyler said.

The G.L.I. vice president of entrepreneurship and talent Lisa Bajorinas said most of the openings fall into three categories.

“Predominantly health care, then it’s gonna be business services, and of course then it’s gonna be any of our S.T.E.M.-related jobs,” Bajorinas said.

For information on positions at the UPS Worldport in Louisville, you can visit the company's career website.

The Live in Lou website will allow you to search job openings in the region.

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