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Are middle-skill jobs part of your workforce equation? The term "middle-skill jobs" may have somewhat of a stigma associated with it, and we can start changing such perceptions by embracing these jobs of tomorrow and using data to start preparing for the demand sooner rather than later.
EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, recently released data about the state of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — and found five manufacturing jobs that employers are struggling with filling the most. Although manufacturing production is growing at its fastest pace in over a decade, 302,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled today — and that number could rise to 875,000 by 2020 for many of these types of jobs.
Believing a wage increase would improve workers’ standard of living, help the economy and improve employee retention, a strong majority of employers support an increase in minimum wage. According to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 full-time hiring and human resource managers nationwide, 62 percent of employers think the minimum wage in their state should be increased.
Why do workers leave their jobs? You’ve heard the usual reasons: bad managers, poor salary, lack of recognition and the list goes on. But one reason you don’t hear a lot about is workplace bullying. More than 1 in 4 (28 percent) workers say they have felt bullied at work, and 1 in 5 (19 percent) of those workers actually decided to quit as a result, according to a new CareerBuilder study.
New college graduates don’t have it easy today. Finding a new job is never a trip to Six Flags, but for individuals only beginning their job search – in a still-recovering job market – finding gainful employment can feel like torture.
Simply knowing where to start is half the battle. Thanks to new research from EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, that part of the equation is now a little bit easier: New findings published in CityLab reveal the best new places for college graduates to look for jobs
For its research, EMSI looked at roughly 320 occupations requiring post-secondary education (including bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees, along with specialized training) across the 100 largest metros and ranked them in areas such as concentration of jobs and competition.
A somewhat unlikely group of individuals may actually help your organization to close the skills gap that has been plaguing this nation for as long as we can remember: high school seniors.
Here’s a stat you won’t find on SportsCenter: Jobs in sports-related industries have increased by 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while the overall national job market grew by 5.5 percent, according to a new report from CareerBuilder and EMSI. Sports-related jobs also demand higher-than-average salaries, with average earnings of $78,455 per year, compared to the national average of $57,947.
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