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Staffing firms say California jobs numbers match what they're seeing [live chat]
Staffing firms say California jobs numbers match what they're seeing [live chat]

Staffing firms and job specialists are seeing an uptick in California companies hiring, especially in the technology, healthcare and hospitality sectors. Their on-the-ground perspective is in line with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday that the Golden State employment rate fell to 8.6% in May, down from 9% the month before. “California is really kind of hitting its stride and turning the corner,” said Joanie Ruge, an employment industry advisor for job site Monster.com. “California has had lots of challenges over the last few years, but most of the economic indicators we are seeing -- especially with the job market, and the housing and retail sales...

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