Increase in Hiring for Entry Level Remote Jobs

The rate of hiring graduates is up 11% from last year, according to a report from MarketPlace.org. As 2019 college graduates enter the strongest labor market in decades, FlexJobs is debunking the myth that new professionals have to work in a traditional office before they can work remotely. This is great news for those wanting Read More …

College Grads Choose Passion Over Pay

According to a recent report from Indeed Hiring Lab economist Nick Bunker, today’s college graduates are prioritizing passion over pay. According to the report, today’s tight labor market is giving recent graduates more confidence, allowing them to look for work that gives them personal fulfillment rather than following a more traditional path. Compared to four Read More …

Almost 2 in 5 Americans Don’t See Value in College Degree

  A new survey of 2,245 Americans commissioned by finder.com in July 2017 and conducted by global research provider Pureprofile, found that almost 2 in 5 Americans, or 38.7%, are unsure or don’t think their college degree was worth the money. That’s an estimated 60.96 million Americans. Of these degree holders, 49.6% say they aren’t making Read More …

Why Millennials aren’t Buying Homes or Having Kids

Millennials (those born in the early 1980’s through the mid-90’s) aren’t buying homes or having kids like previous generations. This information should only be a surprise to people who haven’t been paying any attention to what’s happening in the world. Millennials are just reacting to what we’ve observed and experienced.   We graduated during a Read More …

Why Employers Really Can’t Find Workers

You may have read articles or seen lists regarding jobs that employers have difficulty filling. These lists are misleading for a number of reasons. First, simply being trained or experienced in one of these fields does not mean you will have an easy time finding work. The long-term unemployed and students may think these lists Read More …

Can New Talent Save Manufacturing?

The decline of manufacturing has devastated many towns across the United States. Factories that fueled local economies and provided good job opportunities for residents have closed or moved, creating a ripple effect felt not only by laid off workers themselves but also by other area businesses and employees. However, all is not lost for manufacturing. Read More …

Top Sites for Employment Trends and Statistics

Successful career planning requires an understanding of employment trends, including which occupations are growing and which are declining.  Several great websites offer statistics on job growth, layoffs, and hiring.  A few of the best sites for tracking employment trends and statistics: Vault.com Employment Tracker Vault’s employment tracker lists significant layoffs and hires from small and Read More …

Hiring Trends for 2010 College Graduates

Update: Latest hiring trends for the Class of 2010 (from MSNBC): Dim job outlook brightens for the class of 2010. Summary: 5 % increase in hiring of 2010 graduates over 2009 graduates most in-demand majors :  accounting, business administration, computer science, engineering, and math Survey shows only 40% of graduates have offers, compared to two-thirds Read More …

OneWire.com Surveys College Career Counselors

A recent survey of college career counselors conducted by OneWire.com shows current trends at career centers. Some key findings: 67% of college career counselors expect the job market to turn around sometime in 2010, while 33% think an improvement will take longer. 69% of counselors said that campus recruiting has decreased. 91%  of respondents have Read More …