NEW YORK (AP) The most sought-after air conditioning job in the U.S. is a mix of retail salesperson and maintenance technician.
It’s an industry that has ballooned over the past decade, as demand for air conditioning has risen.
New York has a booming air conditioner industry.
And some states like New Jersey, Florida and New York are seeing a surge in demand for the job.
New Jersey’s unemployment rate is almost twice that of the national average.
The state has seen an 11 percent increase in job applications in January, and New Jersey employers have received more than 6,000 new applications since July.
The surge has prompted some state lawmakers to seek more flexibility to address rising job demand, even though the state has not seen a large spike in job growth in recent years.
The biggest spike came from Florida, which has seen job applications jump nearly 40 percent since November, with applications climbing more than 60 percent from a year earlier.
Florida has seen a surge of about 3,200 job applicants since last September, and the state is looking for more help from employers to attract and retain workers.
In the past year, Florida has received more applications for air conditioners than any other state, according to data compiled by the National Association of Realtors.
The growth in applications has been fueled by a combination of factors.
Companies are finding it easier to fill vacancies in the past few years.
And a surge is spreading across the country, with employers posting job openings across the nation.
In New York, for instance, applications for a position at a company that sells air conditioning are up about 3.5 percent this year.
And more than 70 percent of the applications received by the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Association of New York were from firms in New York and the surrounding areas.
And there’s no shortage of jobs in air conditioning in New Jersey.
More than 685,000 jobs have been created in the state since last year, according with the National Federation of Independent Business.
But it’s not just the jobs that are coming.
Companies have also been making an effort to recruit workers from other industries.
Companies from oil fields to transportation have been looking for workers in air conditioning, as has the construction industry.
New Yorkers can expect more air conditioning hires in the coming months.
It all depends on how the air condition industry handles the rising demand.
A spokesman for the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs said the agency will keep looking for job openings, but declined to offer specific numbers.
A spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Labor and Industries, which regulates the industry, declined to provide a breakdown of applications.
In Florida, employers have been reporting increased job openings and offers for employees.
Florida officials have seen an increase in applications for maintenance technicians and salesperson jobs in the last few weeks.
And the number of applications received has been up nearly 40% since last month, according the Florida Association of Business.
“The fact is we have seen a lot of interest in the industry,” said Steve Lusardi, the Florida industry association’s president.
Lusari said that’s what led to the increase in hiring in New Brunswick.
The city is seeing an increase of roughly 7,000 applications, and many of those are for salesperson positions.
Lutardi said the number is likely to be even higher because companies are hiring the same workers every week.
The Florida Association is not calling for the elimination of air conditioning as an industry.
The industry has been booming for a number of years now, but has been under pressure in recent months due to climate change.
“I do think there’s a need for air conditioned homes in the future, and we’re going to see an increase,” said Lusandi.
In California, air conditioning sales have increased by more than 80 percent since the beginning of the year.
But, the numbers have remained flat, according With an air condition installation, it’s an installation job, but it’s also a job that requires people to be able to maintain the home and also to make sure the home is safe,” said Kevin O’Malley, a spokesman for state Sen. Kevin de León.
He says many people are looking for an alternative to having to pay to install air conditioning.
California is also seeing a shift in its air conditioning market. “
A lot of these folks are young, they have some sort of engineering background, they’re looking for jobs that require them to be mobile,” said O’almas.
California is also seeing a shift in its air conditioning market.
New companies are opening their offices in the Golden State, including one that opened in Sacramento last week.
De León says that is a good sign for California.
“We have seen many companies move in, and they’ve had a big impact on the housing market in Southern California,” he said.