Senola Moore, 59, talks with a consultant at Complete Care Systems, a company that provides in-home care for seniors, at the Greater Springfield Job & Career Fair at the Orr Building. Moore said she was laid off from her job of 19 years and now has a part time job. She hopes to find a full-time job because her unemployment will run out and she needs to support her grandchildren. Shannon Kirshner/The State Journal-Register
The July jobs report is out, and it's showing hiring is up in the county as a whole. What's going on in your community?
From CNN Money: "Employers said they added 163,000 jobs in the month, according to a Labor Department report released Friday, much better than the 95,000 jobs economists had forecast."
Check in with local officials - do they keep track of the hiring outlook on a local level? Chambers of Commerce might have a good sense of the local employment situation. Talk to local businesses - are they in a hiring mood?
Reach out to readers in a poll, on Facebook and Twitter - are they feeling any relief in the job market?