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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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