Expect Good Job Prospects in Solano County This Year
Job opportunities in Solano County are expected to be good in 2007, with 38 percent of the county's chief executive officers saying they will hire new employees.
Mike Ammann, president of the Solano Economic Development Corporation, said this was the finding in a recent Bay Area survey, conducted to determine the confidence level for economic growth in the region.
"San Mateo, Contra Costa and Solano County had the highest number of executives reporting they will bring new employees into their workforce," Ammann said. "This will provide new job opportunities for our residents right here in our own county."
The survey was conducted by the Bay Area Council. Forty-four percent of the 553 CEOs and top executives surveyed in the nine Bay Area counties said they will increase their workforce, with only six percent saying the workforce will decrease at their firms.
"This translates into the best economic climate for the Bay Area since the dot-com boom," Ammann said. "And the results for Solano County show just how strong the economic growth is for us locally.
"All our communities have positioned themselves to attract and keep strong economic entities," he continued. "The survey would point to transportation and construction as the best industries to find jobs in 2007, but manufacturing and biotech growth continue to pose tremendous opportunities for Solano."
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