Low Jobless Rates, Czechs Find Work in Montana
Billings, Montana and Logan, Utah, tied for first place as cities with the lowest unemployment rates in the nation, at just 2%, according to the BLS's report on metro area jobless rates for March. Billings is facing a labor shortage as demand for workers increases for summer employment, and employers are hiring workers from as far away as the Czech Repbulic!
From today's Billings Gazette: Bonnie Ples, who manages the Red Lodge Pizza Co. says her restaurant is counting on Czech guest workers.
"Yeah, it's hard to find workers, so we are hiring eight Czech Republic workers for the summer," she said.
Czech workers might also find employment opportunities in Australia, where the unemployment rate just fell to a 32-year low of 4.4%, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.