Local job growth concentrated in low-paying fields

As fast food and retail jobs just above the minimum wage continue to be the fastest-growing type of job in the region, Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Tamara Fountain said we may be able to learn a thing or two from Germany.

Based on Florida Department of Economic Opportunity job growth data, the occupations that will add the most jobs in the area between now and 2026 are lower-wage jobs such as food preparation, retail sales, waiters and cooks. Nurses are an exception.

Read the full article in the Jan. 17 issue of Navarre Press.

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