Every time new employment figures come out we hear complaints about how it’s low-paying, service sector jobs that are being created but that doesn’t appear to be the case in Missouri. Missouri’s employment sector took quite a hit during the recession, but the nation and the state are now experiencing an economic recovery, and State Economic Development Director Kelvin Simmons says many of the good paying jobs that had been lost are returning. Those include construction jobs and positions in the health care industry. More than 30,000 Missouri jobs have been created since last July. Simmons says that while some are in the service industries, most are high paying skilled positions. He adds it’s Missouri’s good business climate that’s attracting jobs. That climate includes low cost of living, low taxes, educational and training opportunities, and overall good quality of life.
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