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This just in…CareerBuilder has released its projections in conjunction with Economic Modeling Specialists International (ESMI) for the fastest growing jobs over a five-year period by occupation, salary group and education level for the 52 largest metropolitan areas as well as the country itself.
The good news is the labor market looks bright and there’s significant growth in certain jobs that require a college education like health care, technology and energy.
The not-so-good news? Um, how shall we put this? Media is nowhere to be found on the list. Read more
The U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly job report this morning and although the unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent, the good news is that employers have added 204,000 jobs.
This number of job addition was significantly higher than original estimates.
When we read this Harvard Business Review piece, we couldn’t agree more. If you’ve been out of the loop with a job search for a while you may inadvertently make some mistakes.
According to Priscilla Claman, president of Career Strategies, Inc., there are a few ways to alter your approach to get what you want.
1. You have an inflated expectation of what you’re worth. This is especially true, she says in her blog post, if you’ve worked for the past five years with a microscopic (or even no) increase in pay. Although she points out zero to one percent was standard for countless employees during the recession, you should be realistic in the salary you’re seeking. Read more
Happy Friday one and all! As we head into the weekend, there’s a new report we simply have to share. (Yes, we really do get excited about such announcements!)
Millennial Branding partnered with PayScale for their second annual study on the state of generations at work, namely Gen Y, Gen X and Baby Boomers. Their main finding? It’s taking Millennials longer to live on their own than previous generations. Read more
We’re not big fans of promoting doom and gloom but alas, after today’s belated jobs report was issued, we’re not exactly kicking up our heels with excitement.
In September, employers added 148,000 jobs. Keep in mind economists were anticipating 180,000 jobs; that’s quite a difference! As for some slightly better news, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent. In August, the rate was 7.3 percent.
This report was long overdue since it’s original release date of October 4 was absent, courtesy of the government shutdown. Since last year, the economy has added an average of 185,000 brand new jobs each and every month.
That said, the size of the labor force grew by 73,000 as more people are pounding the pavement looking for work. Furthermore, he mentioned this is “the right reason” for the unemployment rate to drop; the man may be onto something.
Another day, another survey.
According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 69 percent of job seekers over the age of 50 indicated there’s a lack of jobs.
Plus, 63 percent indicated it’s challenging to find jobs that pay enough and 53 percent reported it’s hard finding jobs with sufficient benefits. As for feeling overqualified, 32 percent were actually told they have too many qualifications. Read more
Even though the monthly jobs report was absent this morning as a result of the government shutdown, per a new survey published by CareerBuilder, numbers show a decent amount of employers looking to add headcount.
Per the survey, one in four employers wants to add full-time headcount in the fourth quarter. This is spot on compared to last year. Specific industries will outpace the national average for hiring in the realm of information technology, manufacturing and financial services. And yes, we double-checked to see if media fell in this category but alas, it didn’t.
As per hiring numbers for the quarter ending September 30, 28 percent of employers added full-time employees. This is slightly down from last year’s numbers which raked in at 32 percent. On the other end, 11 percent of employers reduced their forces in comparison to 12 percent this time last year. Read more
Although tomorrow marks the first Friday of the month, a certain je ne sais quoi will be missing.
And by that we mean the monthly jobs report.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics won’t be issuing its news. According to a piece in CNN, the Department of Labor spokesperson revealed the report hasn’t even been rescheduled for a later release date. Plus, he pointed to a “lapse in funding” as the main reason.
The government shut down doesn’t only impact the jobs report; candidates with visa situations in process are currently in a holding pattern, too.
Considering the first Friday of each month is known as “Jobs Friday,” it looks like tomorrow will experience a little void. Per the piece, economists were anticipating the uneployment rate to remain unchanged for September. So, we’ll have to see when the next report will actually be issued. Stay tuned…
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