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Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

Three Talking Points from the September 2013 Jobs Report

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. No, unfortunately Friends didn’t announce a reunion, but after a government shutdown-induced delay, we finally got our hands on the BLS’ September jobs report this morning.

As you know, we read dozens of news reports and scour the web following each month’s jobs report and break it down to three key talking points for you. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy


How Employers in a Small U.S. Town Bring in Big Talent

With an estimated 18,532 full-time residents, the town of Williston, N.D. doesn’t sound like a hotbed of economic activity. Yet, the formerly sleepy agriculture town – located in the northwest corner of the state, just 70 miles south of the Canadian border – is estimated to gain 10,000 jobs over the next five years, an increase of 27 percent, according to EMSI’s Talent Market Analyst. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Insights & Trends, Workforce Data

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Unlock Data on Job Growth in IT and Finance With This Interactive Map

Today you can do virtually anything with the click of a mouse: Make online purchases, complete online courses, donate to disaster relief – AND, of course, unlock rich data detailing job growth and job concentration in the top U.S. metros thanks to this interactive map.

The map was created by CareerBuilder in tandem with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., or EMSI, and is based on EMSI’s market database of more than 90 national and state employment resources. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Information Technology

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Top 10 Metro Areas with the Most Job Growth Per Capita

New research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.(EMSI) reveals which metros have added the most jobs per capita post-recession. Metro areas in Texas, California and Utah dominate the list, with growth ranging from 8 to 12 percent since 2010. See the full list below:

By in Economy, Insights & Trends, Talent Factor

Industries and cities driving job growth

Which Industries And Cities Are Driving Job Growth? An Interactive Map

So what if geography isn’t your strong suit? You may not be able to pinpoint Monte Carlo or Papa New Guinea on a map, but now with a click of a finger you can unlock data on job growth and labor trends in some of the most populous metros in the U.S.

Whether you’re looking to crunch and present numbers to your C-suite or just looking for tidbits that would make great dinner party conversation starters, be sure to check out this comprehensive, interactive map by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Insights & Trends


Manufacturing Is On Fire, But a Skills Gap Is Watering Things Down

Manufacturing in the U.S. was impressive in July. The Institute for Supply Management index for production was at a nine-year high, showing strong growth in manufacturing output. With such increased production, the sector will have to increase hiring – but this may prove difficult for some positions thanks to a skills gap.

A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group shows that skill shortages in manufacturing are not as pervasive as some may think. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Forecasts, Guest Contributor, Insights & Trends, Supply & Demand, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Data

Why computer and IT degrees are on the decline

Computer and IT Degrees are on the Decline: Should We Worry?

Supply is sometimes higher than demand – take Kardashian family photo ops or Heinz EZ Squirt (RIP), for example. Often, however, demand is higher than supply — as new research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists reveals. Believe it or not, though demand for graduates with computer and IT skills continues to rise, U.S. colleges and universities are producing fewer of these graduates than they did a decade ago. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Information Technology, Talent Acquisition

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Temporary Job Growth Has Outpaced Every Other Industry

Since 2009, the U.S. has added over 5.7 million jobs. According to new data from EMSI, 15 percent of those jobs were in the temporary help services industry, making it the fastest-growing industry since the recession. The finding is even more remarkable, considering the industry makes up a mere 2 percent of the nation’s workforce.

Temporary Job Growth by Metro Area

When looking at individual metropolitan areas, the share of job growth is even larger. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Industries, Talent Factor

Why a lack of formal training at your company is hurting your financial growth

Why a Lack of Sales Training is Hurting Your Company–and What to Do About It

Thirty-five percent of employers say their companies have missed revenue goals in the last 12 months.

While it’s true a struggling economy has contributed to stunted financial growth, new CareerBuilder research finds that a lack of formal training in sales — a key area of business — may also be a culprit. Sales is a major growth engine not only for business, but also for the overall economy; yet the number of colleges offering a formal sales degree is much lower than those offering other majors with significantly fewer job opportunities tied to them. Continue reading >>

By in CareerBuilder Solutions, Economy, Retention

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Housing Market Has Influenced Creation of Over 200,000 Jobs

Thanks to a recovering job market, the U.S. housing market is enjoying a resurgence, which in turn is leading to even more job creation. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) indicates that as home prices and sales begin to inch up again, several industry segments tied to the housing sector have experienced encouraging job growth over the last 12 to 18 months. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Insights & Trends, Talent Factor

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