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Healthcare sector is projected to be the region’s fastest-growing industry during this decade By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant What will the 2021 job market hold for job seekers? Karen Knapik-Scalzo, associate economist with the New York State Department of Labor Division of Research and Statistics in Syracuse, offered a few answers. “The healthcare sector has many job opportunities in the Central New York region,” she said. “There was a record number of jobs in Central New York’s healthcare–– sector in 2019 prior to the pandemic and the pandemic has shed continued light on the importance of the industry. The healthcare sector is projected to be the region’s fastest-growing industry during this decade.” While consumers quarantined at home and continue to spend more time at home, shopping does not happen at stores as much. That is why those supporting online shopping will continue to find work. “Growing demand for online shopping and the development of local Amazon distribution facilities in Onondaga County has created job opportunities in the local warehousing-storage and distribution sector,” Knapik-Scalzo said. These positions include material handlers, stock clerks, order fillers, forklift drivers, truck drivers and front-line supervisors. Working at home, educating at home and recreating at home means