Employment Trends

Employment Trends

Plan for the Future of the Job Market CareerCast.com Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:48
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CareerCast.com
Summertime means blockbuster movie season. How many of these films focus on mankind battling the futuristic threat of highly advanced technology -- specifically, robots? In a case of life-imitating-art, it seems each new year brings more concern that humans might actually be in competition with robots. However, this fight will be waged on the job market rather than in some ... READ MORE

Freelance Work as a Means of Testing the Job Market

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CareerCast.com
We recently published our Jobs Rated report on opportunities for freelance and contract work here at CareerCast.com. This report, which cites the so-called "gig economy," ties into another recent survey issued here -- one asking workers about their job stress and levels of satisfaction. The two concepts intersect in a way that might benefit workers feeling bogged down in their ... READ MORE

Work from Home? Renovate Your Home Office to be More Efficient

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Lauren Pezzullo
Telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular in the American workplace. Even if you do not currently work remotely, trends suggest at some point you will have the option -- if you are not outright asked to telecommute. The U.S. census lacks conclusive data on telecommuting, but research from Global Workplace Analytics suggests that about half of the workforce at least has ... READ MORE

New Jobs Numbers Show More Work, and More Competition

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CareerCast.com
Department of Labor data released Friday showed substantial gains in the American labor market, with the nation's unemployment level dropping to 4.6%. Continued improvement in hiring follows the year-long trend of 2016, and comes amid a new record-high established in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) in November. With continued increases in the number of hires, expect more job seekers ... READ MORE

The Path to A High-Paying Job

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CareerCast.com
We here at CareerCast.com recently published our 2016 report on the highest paying jobs , as tracked by the Jobs Rated report. A trend readers may have noticed was the volume of healthcare professions that require MD certification, and that's a process that requires extensive schooling. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its own look into high-paying jobs this week, ... READ MORE