Mon. May 20th, 2019

More workers leaving Orlando over low wages, experts say

It's a troubling trend in Central Florida -- more and more workers are leaving Orlando over low wages. So, what's to blame for the smaller paychecks?WESH 2 News looked into the issue.Wage woes -- some companies are struggling to beat the challenge.OrlandoJobs.com took a look into Central Florida's record job market with its annual Employment…
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It’s a troubling trend in Central Florida — more and more workers are leaving Orlando over low wages. So, what’s to blame for the smaller paychecks?WESH 2 News looked into the issue.Wage woes — some companies are struggling to beat the challenge.OrlandoJobs.com took a look into Central Florida’s record job market with its annual Employment Outlook Survey. As in previous surveys, Orlando beat its record employment rate, with its largest-ever workforce and low unemployment rate.”Professional services jobs are at an all-time high in Orlando, and they’re really starting to catch up with hospitality and leisure jobs,” said OrlandoJobs.com CEO Roger Lear.But Lear explains this year’s findings also show a less promising trend: low compensation.That’s what the website’s surveyors say is the biggest battle employers face to keep their employees, at their company, and in turn, in town. Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Orlando ranks last for wages among America’s 50 biggest metro areas.About 80% of the 81 companies surveyed have open jobs and almost all of them planned to hire additional employees over the next year.

ORLANDO, Fla. —

It’s a troubling trend in Central Florida — more and more workers are leaving Orlando over low wages.

So, what’s to blame for the smaller paychecks?

WESH 2 News looked into the issue.

Wage woes — some companies are struggling to beat the challenge.

OrlandoJobs.com took a look into Central Florida’s record job market with its annual Employment Outlook Survey.

As in previous surveys, Orlando beat its record employment rate, with its largest-ever workforce and low unemployment rate.

“Professional services jobs are at an all-time high in Orlando, and they’re really starting to catch up with hospitality and leisure jobs,” said OrlandoJobs.com CEO Roger Lear.

But Lear explains this year’s findings also show a less promising trend: low compensation.

That’s what the website’s surveyors say is the biggest battle employers face to keep their employees, at their company, and in turn, in town.

Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Orlando ranks last for wages among America’s 50 biggest metro areas.

About 80% of the 81 companies surveyed have open jobs and almost all of them planned to

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