New Mexico’s unemployment rate plummets

144 Views  Â It’s the lowest rate we’ve seen in 15 years. In January 2022, it was up at nearly 6%. SANTA FE – New Mexico’s economy is bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic. As of December 2022, our state’s unemployment rate sits at 3.9%. It’s the lowest rate we’ve seen

Survey: New Mexico ranks low for trying to find a job

136 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A new WalletHub survey ranks the best and worst places to find a job in the U.S. New Mexico pops up towards the bottom of the list at 36th place. It also put New Mexico’s job market in 47th place. The survey compared all 50 states across

New Mexico government to host resource fair in Mora

186 Views  Â MORA COUNTY, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the New Mexico government will host a resource fair Wednesday afternoon in Mora. The fair is designed to give people easier, in-person/on-site access to state resources. Various state agencies will be on hand to answer questions and give information on

NM unemployment rate hits 14-year low, still the worst in the country

208 Views  Â Although the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 % in July. New Mexico still has the worst rate in the country. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since 2008 and the governor was proud of it. Although the unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 %

Why does New Mexico have a worker shortage?

328 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The so-called “Great Resignation” has upended the U.S. workforce. In New Mexico, it’s even caused a shortage of 911 dispatchers among many other industries New Mexicans rely on. It’s a complex issue, but the state’s Department of Workforce Solutions recently researched the issue. Here’s what they found.

New Amazon fulfillment center coming to Los Lunas

233 Views  Â LOS LUNAS, N.M. – Amazon confirmed early Wednesday a lease agreement and plans for a new fulfillment center in Los Lunas.  According to the company, the 1-million square foot center will create over 600 full-time jobs, with comprehensive benefits, as it launches in 2023.

WCA Director Robert E. Doucette, Jr., Confirmed by Senate

194 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE – Robert E. Doucette, Jr., was unanimously confirmed (31-0) to become the 10th Director of the Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA) at a hearing on Friday, February 11, 2022. Doucette previously served as a Deputy Director at the WCA from April 2011 until May 2015, during which time

Albuquerque Isotopes annual job fair held online

231 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Isotopes annual job fair will be online this year. The team announced that the event will be done exclusively online for the dozen of jobs that open for the upcoming season.