Job demands shift in Chattanooga region

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A study of jobs in the Chattanooga region shows demand is rising for jobs like driving a truck and cleaning homes and businesses.

The Tri-State Regional Workforce Alliance paid $300,000 for the study in a 30-county area.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the category of housekeeping and maid service is the fastest-growing in the region. Truck-driving jobs were also growing quickly and were the single biggest occupation in Hamilton County.

The study's author says being mobile, flexible and willing to be retrained will help people and communities adjust to changing economic trends.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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