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While wages and salaries across all industries nationally increased by 2.9 percent between 2011 and 2016, that growth was far from uniform.
According to CareerBuilder’s 2017 Salary Guide, many sectors greatly outpaced the national growth rate. Wages and salaries in the information sector grew by 13.3 percent — more than any other sector — followed by real estate rental and leasing (8.1 percent) and crop and animal production (7 percent).
Two in 3 employers (67 percent) say they are concerned about the growing skills gap.
According to the Q2 CareerBuilder hiring forecast, the job market is getting even more competitive. Building a strong talent network will help you find and hire top talent.
Over a third of workers ages 60 and older (34 percent) say they aren’t sure how much they’ll need to save in order to retire, according to a CareerBuilder survey.