WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — Alexa Zappia’s living her dream as a casting associate producer.
“I’ve worked on a bunch of shows. Don’t Forget the Lyrics, the Hustler,” she explained.
The entertainment industry is a new line of work for the 24-year-old from Williamsville. She only recently decided to leave her job as a sixth grade english teacher. “My plan was to continue with that and life had other plans, I guess.”
Alexa is not alone. A record four million people quit their jobs in April alone, according to the Labor Department. Many said they were in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness.
Lauren Lewis is partner of the local recruiting company, Staff Buffalo. She said while some are still weary of leaving their current position, over all, the local labor market mirrors national trends. She said many are seeking a job with work from home flexibility.
“I think it’s become really important to working…