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Demand for Service-Oriented Jobs is High in Western Kentucky

Demand for Service-Oriented Jobs is High in Western Kentucky
By: Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - There's plenty of "help wanted" signs up in booming western Kentucky.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training projects that two-thirds of all job openings through 2014 in the Purchase area will be from retirements and transfers to other jobs.

The greatest number of openings will be in food, sales and office work. The greatest percentage increase will be in computers and medical assistance.

Nurses and other medical-support jobs will continue to be in demand with baby boomer retirements.

The rail industry also is on an uptick, marked by increased locomotive rebuilding at Paducah's VMV shops.

Business experts say the jobs will help provide steady employment for high school graduates who opt to go to work rather than college.

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