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State of the East Texas job market

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Employment is one issue some East Texans will listen for, as the state of the East Texas job market is not where it should be.

But it's definitely showing signs of improvement. According to Jon Bunn, the Business Development Manager for the Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions, we are still far from where we were even a year ago.  However, this month they have witnessed an increase in job availability. He says that health care and education jobs have always stayed high, but this month they have seen openings in other fields too.

"It's across the board. Everything from electricians to mechanics to retail to sales to clerks," said Bunn.

Bunn believes that the overall picture of the East Texas job market is getting stronger, but has a long way to go.

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