As millions of people continue to look for employment, some organizations have been pleading with employers to increase hiring.

In one recent example, the Cedar Area Chamber of Commerce in Utah called on businesses in the community to hire at least one worker to help the economy. The Salt Lake City Tribune reports that the organization’s CEO Scott Jolley asked firms in Iron County to bring on new employees to lower unemployment.

"If every business in Iron County filled one job, that would be 2,000 jobs," Jolley said in an interview with the source. "Companies are always looking [at the county]."

The paper reports that since 2006 the county’s employment rate has fallen 18 percent, according to the state’s Department of Workforce Services figures cited by the paper.

Other groups have called on companies to increase employment. In Boston, members of the Youth Jobs Coalition held a rally asking major firms such as Bain Capital and Ernst & Young to hire more young employees.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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