If you're looking for a job in the local area, take heart... there ARE jobs available, with more good news and jobs to come. That's from Dan Casey at the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. He says if you lack skills, find a job training program that will make you more hirable, as the auto industry is still on the rise. Casey says unemployment numbers in the local area are decreasing, with companies looking to hire. He says 2013 will end up as the best year in the local area since the Recession of 2008, and forecasts for next year look to be even better.