GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Ted Chalupsky with The Right Staff joins KARE 11 News Saturday to discuss the election, jobs, and the economy and what the state can look forward to in the future.

With the election soon approaching the jobs report may be the last point of interest regarding the economy before voters head to the polls, and lasts months report showed the unemployment rate dropping from 8.1 to 7.8 percent.

Three major issues that are currently having a major effect on the why employers in the U.S. are not increasing hiring include the upcoming election, the fiscal cliff, and the Euro and Asian economic situation. And although the election is fast approaching, most job searches should be aware that change may not occur until up to a year after the election.

Job seekers should use strategies including continuing to look at contract or temporary positions, continue to update their LinkedIn profile, and to remember to utilize professional recruiting services.

Job fields that are in demand at the moment include technology, sales, healthcare, and machine operators.

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