Wisconsin Job Scene

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

The Wausau Hospital is not like a large number of Wisconsin businesses. Why? Because they're looking for more employees.

"The healthcare industry in general is in a little bit different situation from an employment perspective than a lot of other industries," said Jennifer Tryva, Community Healthcare Human Resources.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is approaching 10,000 points and many on Wall Street are calling this a bull market, but the job market remains tight.

It's staying that way, says investment specialist Steve Hessel, because the job market takes some time to catch up with the stock market.

And in Wisconsin, the process typically takes even more time.

The bright side is, with its highly diversified economy, the Badger State's economic swings are not as extreme as those in other parts of the county.

"We seem to be more buffered by this," said Hessel, "We don't have as many peaks and valleys."

As far as industries that cut jobs due to the recession, those companies have yet to start hiring.

Wausau-Mosinee Paper's spokesperson says his company did not have to make any major cutbacks, but they have no plans for any big hiring moves in the near future either.

Justin Ware, Newschannel 7 on your side.

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