Despite the lowest statewide unemployment rate since the start of the pandemic, Treasure Coast employers are putting out the "Help Wanted" signs, in time to catch high school and college graduates or anyone looking for a career change.
"We have 500 jobs that are available in a database for our graduates," said Calvin Williams, advising and career services director at Indian River State College. "It's just a matter of graduates figuring out what they want to do. Sometimes they don't know what to pick from, but we advise them to identify their passion and go towards that."
Statewide in April, the unemployment rate was 3%, with the Treasure Coast counties posting lower rates than that, according to the Florida Department of Economic Development. Martin County was down to 2%, while Indian River and St. Lucie each had 2.7%.