Local economy improves

Local manufacturers: Hiring on an upswing

Tribune Chronicle

WARREN - Amid concerns about weakening recent weeks in the nation's job market, the area's unemployment rate continued to improve in April, gradually setting a more stable economic foundation in home and vehicle sales.

"I have several doctors' offices who have called for medical assistants, both clinical, including phlebotomy (drawing blood) and office workers," said Diana Moss, health care coordinator at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Champion.

Vicki Thompson, the school's adult education director, said the school is seeing demand for everyone "from high school graduates to people in their 60s. It had been real slow, but (employers) are starting to call again. The trend is upward, especially in manufacturing."

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