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Business First, Lower wages make it hard for Louisville to fill high-end jobs, but quality of life helps

By David Serchuk

Date Published: 10/16/2015

Louisville’s comparatively low pay versus peer cities has made it harder for the city to fill some of its better, higher-end jobs, especially in the tech field. But if people get to know Louisville, they tend to like it, employment experts tell us.

The most recent statistics from KentuckianaWorks, the work-force development board for the Louisville region, show high levels of open positions for jobs in the health care and computing fields. As of June, there were more than 7,000 open positions in what KentuckianaWorks dubbed “computer occupations,” which include computer systems analysts, app developers and help desk analysts.

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