A new report from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions ranks San Juan County sixth in the state for weekly wages, though the county still falls short of the state-wide average. Expand your professional network by applying to Connect New Mexico, and the Farmington Regional Animals Shelter is hosting its second low-cost adoption event in as many months. This story is sponsored by Traegers Bar
A recent report from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has ranked San Juan County 6th in the state for weekly wages in the second quarter of the year. Find new opportunities to connect with other New Mexico professionals through Connect New Mexico, an opportunity provided by Leadership New Mexico. And find a new best friend at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter. You're watching the "Local News Roundup" brought to you by Traegers, I'm Hailey Upsall. Private sector workers in San Juan County draw the 6th highest average weekly wages according to an analyst from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The report, released in June, includes results from the annual Occupational and Wage Statistics Survey, which is compiled with the help of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and released in the Labor Market Review. In San Juan County, the average wage is $1,054 a week, tying it with San Miguel County. Los Alamos County comes in first with an average of $2,092 a week for private sector workers. San Juan County, however, falls short of the statewide average of $1,075 a week. The report also noted where workers are employed. In San Juan County, the highest sectors are in health care and social assistance fields. In Farmington, Home Health and personal care employees, the most followed by retail sales, secretaries, and administrative assistants. Then, fast food and counter workers. Visit the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions at dws.state.nm.us. Connect New Mexico, a six month program through Leadership New Mexico is now accepting applications. The program is designed to equip the young professionals with skills and connections they can take back to their local communities to help their communities grow and prosper. Tuition is $1,600, which covers the cost of the workshops, transportation during sessions and meals. Participants will be responsible for accommodation and getting to the session. Some scholarships are available. This year, the first session in September will be in Los Alamos. The November session will take place in Las Cruces, and the February session will take place in Roswell. Applications for Connect New Mexico are due August 31st. For more information about Leadership New Mexico or to apply for Connect New Mexico, visit leadershipnm.org. The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is hosting its second low cost adoption event in as many months. The shelter has been inundated with pets this summer, part of a country wide trend of abandoned pets. The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter has teamed up with BISSELL Pet Foundation for its Empty The Shelter event. Through July 31st the adoption fee is lowered to $10. The fee covers spaying or neutering, the first round of vaccines and micro chipping. The June low cost adoption event resulted in over 100 animals finding their homes. To learn more about the event or see what animals are up for adoption, visit fmtn.org and search animal shelter. That's it for this week's "Local News Roundup," I'm Hailey Upsall.
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