The jobs conversation isn’t going away. What I mean by that is the challenges of finding, hiring, and retaining talent will be with us for a while.
This infographic, courtesy of Jobvite, really offers a big picture view of where the employment market is right now. The U.S. unemployment rate is at pre-Great Recession levels. That being said, there are some regions of the country that have higher rates of unemployment and haven’t completely bounced back.
One of the things I found particularly interesting were the industries that are currently “hot.” Health care has been on the radar for a while. But check out cyber security. I just started reading SmartBrief’s latest newsletter on cyber security and, from what I’ve been reading, this is going to be an in-demand field for a very long time.
Whether you’re an Individual or an organization, you need to notice these trends. If you’re looking for a new opportunity, information like this can show you what is happening around the country. You should know the employment prospects for your region, industry and profession. Same goes for organizations trying to find talent, you need to know the best places to source.
The good news is that hiring is taking place. We all need to be up for the challenge.0