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Top 5 Fastest Growing Skills Employers Are Seeking

Published November 8th, 2018 by Samantha

Top 5 Fastest Growing Skills Employers Are Seeking

 
 

Google Cloud PlatformUpwork Global Inc., a website for freelancers has confirmed the fastest growing tech skills in Q2. “As technological change and the knowledge economy continue advancing, so will work requiring more skills,” said CEO, Stephane Kasriel. Companies are looking for individuals who are masters at these trades in order to help them keep a competitive edge against other employers. Here are the top 5 fastest growing skills for the second quarter of 2018.

  1. Blockchain: Continuously shows great potential for businesses looking to adopt and expand to the new trend. Upwork saw a 6,000% job growth in the first quarter of 2018. These individuals should be familiar with programming, scalability, efficiency, and distributed computing. Having blockchain or developing experience will place you on the top of the list when employers are searching for specialists.
     
  2. Google Cloud Platform: Businesses are realizing that cloud services offer greater potential than just storing data. The need for individuals to manage cloud assignments has elevated. IT professionals need to know when and how to use cloud tools in order to perform a variety of tasks ranging from data analytics to scalability.
     
  3. Volusion: Volusion is one of the larger e-commerce online store builders that allow you to start selling your products without being too techie. Many businesses are using this tool to build and brand their websites. Volusion Specialists are in demand to work on these online stores for companies. Experience in HTML, programming, design and illustration, marketing, and researching skills are all required to be a booked for a job by a start-up or growing company.​



    As technological change and the knowledge economy continue advancing, so will work requiring more skills. 


     
  4. Risk management: Risk and Compliance Management is an evolving industry as regulations are always changing. Knowledge in the different fields of risk management will give you an advantage when ensuring regulations are met. Risk managers are constantly learning and adapting. Strategic, compliance, operational, financial and reputational Risk managers must have the ability to understand broad business issues, know the industry and markets they are operating in, and be equipped to identify risks. 
     
  5. Product Photography: Capturing the true essence and image of a product is important to companies trying to advertise and sell their goods. Experience in shooting different high-quality product images, Photoshop and Lightroom and editing skills are all required when it comes to hiring photographers. With these skills and experiences under your belt, you can stand out in the increased competition.

How Will the New Jersey Sick Leave Law Affect You?

Published September 14th, 2018 by Samantha

How Will the New Jersey Sick Leave Law Affect You?

New Jersey is the tenth state that has imposed a statewide mandatory paid-sick-leave law. On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act to go into effect October 29, 2018.

 

Job Openings Remain at 6.6 Million Through June

Published August 14th, 2018 by Samantha

Job Openings Remain at 6.6 Million Through June*
 

Unemployment [3.9%]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate has decreased from 4% in June to 3.9% in July.

 

Job Openings: [6.6 million]

Jobs openings have remained at 6.6 million in May and June, displaying a steady job market.

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.3%]
The hire rate in June (3.8%) has decreased from 3.9% from May and the quit rate has decreased from 2.4% in May to (2.3%) in June.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Unemployment Jumps up in June

Published July 6th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Jumps Up in June *
 

Unemployment [4%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has jumped to from 4% in June.

 

Job Openings: [6.7 million]

Jobs openings have increased from 6.55 million in March 2018 to 6.70 million in April 2018, displaying a large growth in the job market.

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.3%]
The hire rate in March 2018 (3.7%) has increased to 3.8% in April 2018 and the quit rate has remained static at 2.3% in April 2018.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov

Unemployment Rate Continues to Decrease through April and May

Published June 20th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Rate Continues to Decrease through April and May*
 

Unemployment [3.8%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has continued to decrease from 3.9% in April to 3.8% in May

 

Job Openings: [6.7 million]

Jobs openings have increased from 6.55 million in March 2018 to 6.70 million in April 2018, displaying a large growth in the job market.

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.3%]
The hire rate in March 2018 (3.7%) has increased to 3.8% in April 2018 and the quit rate has remained static at 2.3% in April 2018.

* All Data is from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor online at www.bls.gov