Four months into 2023, Montrose is near the front of the pack statewide when it comes to percentage-based increases in job vacancies, with 594 total jobs open as of April 1.
This can mean local employers are either creating new jobs or struggling to fill open ones — or both.
“It can be a double-edged sword,” said Cynthia Eveleth-Havens, vice president of communications for the Colorado Chamber of Commerce.
Locally, Montrose is likely feeling both sides of that blade. But generally, Eveleth-Havens believes “vacancies are a positive sign for the regional economy.”