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Job Forecast: Hiring Looks Sunny in Second Half of 2014

Nearly half of U.S. employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount over the next six months — quite an improvement over the same period a year ago, according to CareerBuilder’s mid-year job forecast. TWEET THIS

Meanwhile, one-third of employers (33 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers. That number has also gone up if you compare it with 31 percent in the second half of 2013. Continue reading >>

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What Will U.S. Hiring Look Like in Q2? Check Out the New Job Forecast

It may be hard to predict what we feel like eating for dinner tonight, but thankfully we’re able to forecast what the hiring landscape will look like in the second quarter of 2014.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals, U.S. hiring is expected to remain consistent with what we saw last year this time. Continue reading >>

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U.S. Job Forecast and Hiring Trends to Watch for in 2014

Ever get stranded at an airport for hours thanks to weather-related flight delays? (Apologies if this has touched a nerve by rehashing your holiday plight.) But the idea is that airlines make a judgment call as to whether or not conditions are safe to proceed given external conditions beyond their control. According to our annual job forecast, this approach is much like the one employers are taking to hiring in 2014: Proceed slowly and with caution. Continue reading >>

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A Dozen Easter Eggs

The In-Demand Dozen: Best Jobs for 2014

Some things are just better in dozens: eggs, doughnuts, days of Christmas — and the brand new list of hot jobs for 2014, released today by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI). Not only are these jobs expected to grow, but the pay isn’t too shabby either.

The list is based on occupations that grew 7 percent or more between 2010 and 2013 and that are projected to increase in 2014. Continue reading >>

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How the Staffing Industry Can Help Tighten the Skills Gap

At companies across the United States, executives are facing a possible talent shortage as individuals with valuable technical experience and skills near retirement age. Many organizations today are scrambling to find the right talent to fill critical positions.

Though clients and business partners believe the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills gap is real, they have yet to develop a comprehensive plan that addresses their future workforce needs. Continue reading >>

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Ho Ho Holiday Hiring Heats Up – Here’s the Scoop on Seasonal Work Trends

As temperatures plunge into single digits and the great outdoors begins its annual transformation into a winter wonderland, things will be heating up indoors – in terms of holiday hiring, that is.

More than 1 in 3 (39 percent of) retail hiring managers say they intend to hire seasonal workers this holiday season, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. That number has steadily improved from 36 percent last year and 29 percent in 2011. Continue reading >>

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IT Hiring Expected to Outpace Every Other Industry

The Information Technology sector overall has added over 300,000 since 2010 and is showing no signs of slowing down.

According to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast, 36 percent of IT employers said they expect to add full-time, permanent headcount in the fourth quarter, outpacing the national average for companies hiring and surpassing even Manufacturing and Finance.


When it comes to which particular occupations are particularly “hot” right now, and Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl. Continue reading >>

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Job Forecast for Q4 2013: What You Can Expect

Some things change dramatically over the course of a year. For instance, today we are beaten over the head daily with videos of celebs and regular people twerking, but who had even heard of it last fall? Also, the term “duck dynasty” likely conjured up images of stately-yet-friendly aquatic birds a year ago, not a bearded, bandana-wearing reality television family. And then there are things that remain somewhat consistent a year later, like the Q4 2013 job market. Continue reading >>

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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 >>

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Temporary Hiring to Heat Up in Next Six Months, According to CareerBuilder’s Mid-Year Job Forecast

According to CareerBuilder’s 2013 Mid-Year Hiring Forecast, released today, temporary and contract hiring plans are up by 10 percentage points from the same time last year.

Findings from the survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide indicate a continued boost in temporary hiring activity as well as hiring for full-time and part-time positions:

44 percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees, on par with last year
25 percent plan to hire part-time employees, up from 21 percent last year
31 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers, up from 21 percent last year

The surge in temporary hiring is evidence that while employers are growing more confident in the market, they are still hesitant to take on permanent hires, according to Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. Continue reading >>

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