Aviation Jobs and Orange County Hiring on the Rise for October

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Both AviationCrossing.com and Orange County saw generally positive employment trends for October.


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With a 2.17-percent increase in positions on AviationCrossing.com and 13,500 new workers added to the payrolls in Orange County, the job market appears to be improving.

California released its jobs report this week and it highlighted the number of workers added to payrolls for the month of October in Orange County. The county saw an additional 13,500 workers, while the unemployment rate went up slightly from 7.1-percent in September to 7.2-percent in October. While the numbers aren’t overwhelmingly impressive, they are positive. Similarly, AviationCrossing.com saw a greater job increase than that with a 2.17-percent increase in job postings between October and November.

The site, which focuses on aviation jobs and related industry positions, reported 5,693 positions in October and 5,819 positions in November. This increase may seem slight but for such a niche industry, it’s highly positive, especially when the massive layoffs conducted at numerous airlines in recent months are taken into consideration.

“The fact that we’re seeing an upward tick in aviation is astounding,” says AviationCrossing.com CEO, A. Harrison Barnes. “With so much depressing financial news populating the country right now, aviation was due for a turnaround and these numbers indicate we may be moving in that direction with more employment opportunity options available.”

California is currently the state with the most jobs on the site, which directly relates to the jobs numbers released for the state. These are positive signs for the aviation industry and employment in Orange County as a whole. However, all may not be roses for Orange County as those 13,500 new jobs were outpaced by the number of new workers added to the economy. That’s why unemployment went up slightly. At this time of year with holiday hiring already having commenced, unemployment should have gone down, at least some.

Obviously, the economy hasn’t recovered yet but there are positive signs everywhere that it is growing or at least holding steady. “It takes time for an economy to recover from a recession like the one we just had,” says Barnes, “an increase in jobs on our site is a good indicator of what’s to come.”

About AviationCrossing.com

AviationCrossing.com is a website that provides job listings for the aviation industry. It’s owned by A. Harrison Barnes, operates out of Pasadena, CA, and is just one site of many in the Employment Research Institute.

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