Employment Trends

Employment Trends

Hiring Trends and Preparing for The Final Stretch of the Year CareerCast.com Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:11
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CareerCast.com
Getting aggressive in your job search during times of historically slowed hiring might be your best bet to land a new position.READ MORE
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
Which Industries are On A Summer Hiring Upswing CareerCast.com Mon, 06/05/2017 - 09:00
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CareerCast.com
Although overall hiring numbers ahead of summer 2017 fell short of expectations, a few industries have shown positive employment trends at this busy season.READ MORE
March 2017 Employment Slows, But Wages Climb CareerCast.com Fri, 04/07/2017 - 09:12
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CareerCast.com
Despite a disappointing number of jobs added, the American economy's unemployment rate hit a 10-year low in March 2017.READ MORE
Freelance Work as a Means of Testing the Job Market CareerCast.com Tue, 03/21/2017 - 09:59
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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 CareerCast.com Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:03
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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
A Strong 2016 Ends With Modest Job Growth CareerCast.com Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:02
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CareerCast.com
The final employment numbers of 2016 close a strong year for hiring on a positive, if not underwhelming note, with a reported 156,000 new jobs added to the labor market in December.READ MORE
New Year, New Career? Find A Job in 2017 CareerCast.com Thu, 01/12/2017 - 14:33
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CareerCast.com
Congratulations, you made it through 2016! A new year has arrived, and you are ready to pursue that career change you always wanted.READ MORE
Know The Marketplace As Incomes Rise CareerCast.com Fri, 12/23/2016 - 14:16
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CareerCast.com
Even as the number of jobs available has increased in recent years, one of the most significant concerns about the strength of the American labor market was wage stagnation. Prices increased, as is the norm, but annual median income got stuck in neutral throughout and after the Great Recession -- and in many cases, income fell. From 2009 through 2012, ... READ MORE
New Jobs Numbers Show More Work, and More Competition CareerCast.com Fri, 12/23/2016 - 14:12
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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