In the middle of a budding career, 24 year old Sydney Smith was recently laid off.
“I just look forward to the future and go you know, something out there must be even better out there for me,” Smith said.
She was excited when she landed her second job at Seaton in web and social media.
But 11 months went by, and she was laid off in June.
“It's been a little while now, I'm having a really hard time finding that next job,” Smith said.
Senior Economist for the Labor Department, Daniel Kennedy spends his days trying to figure out where the next jobs are in the state.
“You see these fits and starts,” Kennedy said. “You see the economy growing and then it starts to peter out and then it grows again and then it peters out again.”
“We could have turned the corner if in fact this housing recovery is real,” Kennedy said.
He says we're on an upswing.
“Over the first half of 2013 we've seemed to have had some pretty good growth,” he said.
Kennedy says the financial and insurance sector is still struggling, but they've seen gains in accommodation and food services.
He says lower Fairfield County is leading the way.
“Their percentage growth in jobs over the first half of 2013 was higher than the U.S., CT, and all of the M.S.A's in CT and they grew at 1.37 percent,” Kennedy said.
Smith is hoping this growth will get her career back on track.
“I think more than anything I want a job where I feel appreciated a job where I feel like I can contribute on a daily basis and just somewhere where I'm really happy,” Smith said.
For more on Syndey, visit her website at SydneyAnnSmith.com.
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