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Unemployment Remains the Same for the Fifth Consecutive Month

Published May 1st, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Remains the Same for the Fifth Consecutive Month*
 

Unemployment [4.1%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has remained the same at 4.1% for the fifth consecutive month

 

Job Openings: [6.10 million]

Jobs openings have decreased from 6.31 million in January 2018 to 6.10 million in February 2018, displaying a slight decline in the job market

 

Hire Rate [3.7%] & Quit Rate [2.2%]
The hire rate in Feburary 2018 (3.7%) has slightly decreased from 3.8% in February 2018 and the quit rate has remained the same from January 2018 (2.2%)

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

Unemployment Remains the Same in January

Published March 26th, 2018 by Samantha

Unemployment Remains the Same in January*
 

Unemployment [4.1%]
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has remained the same at 4.1% for the start of January 2018

 

Job Openings: [6.3 million]

Jobs openings have increased from 5.8 million in December 2017 to 6.3 million in January 2018, displaying growth in the job market

 

Hire Rate [3.8%] & Quit Rate [2.2%]
The hire rate in January 2018 (3.8%) has slightly increased from 3.7% in December 2017 and the quit rate has remained the same from the end of last year (2.2%).

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

U.S. & China Medical Device Regulations to Increase Demand for QA/RA Professionals

Published March 21st, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

U.S. & China Medical Device Regulations to Increase Demand for QA/RA Professionals

2018 is going to be a big year for medical device regulation in the United States. For the past few years, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has been rolling out a systemic standardized system to uniquely identify all medical devices produced or distributed in the United States.

US and China Medical Device

 

How Foreign Companies Can Attract and Hire U.S. Talent

Published March 6th, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

How Foreign Companies Can Attract and Hire U.S. Talent 

In order to gain or hold a competitive advantage in a global market, securing a highly skilled, top-tier workforce must be an essential element of your business.

Top 8 Fastest-Growing Skills in 2018

Published February 8th, 2018 by Emerald Umstead

Top 8 Fastest-growing Skills in 2018

 

 

According to Upwork Global Inc., a freelancing website, there is a rapid growth in technical skills that will be seen in 2018. Employers are looking for those who possess these skills and are able to become a competitor in the tech field. These Individuals may see an increase in their average salary for this year, as shown in the chart below. 
 

 

 

1. Robotics: Being that this is the top skill to have in 2018, it is essential that roboticists possess other qualities and knowledge of this craft. Other skill sets to have are systems thinking, programming mindset, active learning, mathematics, judgement & decision making, technology design, quality control analysis, and complex problem solving. -Robotiq

 

2. Blockchain: There is a high demand for blockchain experts, yet there seems to be a shortage. These individuals need to have a background in computer programming, like C, C+, Java, JavaScript, Python or Go. Being able to understand data structures and cybersecurity is a huge plus. -IoTcoresoft

 

3. Bitcoin: Jobs related to cryptocurrency have tremendously increased over the last year. It is important to understand how bitcoin works, in order to receive the best possible outcomes. Individuals who have knowledge in computer architecture, data structures, algorithms, C, C++, probability theory, and symmetric cryptography will be able to properly operate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency. -Cyber Degrees

 

4. Penetration testing: Identifying the vulnerabilities within the operating system plays a key role in the level of security the infrastructure truly has. A penetration tester needs to have good knowledge of networking and network protocols, be able to master operating systems, know basic scripting (like Bash) and programming language, block firewalls, and understand the operation of an ARPSpoof/MiTM. Remember, penetration testing is just as important as any other security testing. -Infosec Institute

 

5. React.js: With its clean abstraction, developer tools, and reusable components, users prefer React.js over other frameworks. It is used to build interfaces in a simpler or easier way, with its syntax called JSX. React.js developers need to have a strong experience JavaScript, DOM manipulation, RESTful APIs, and JSON Web Token. Also, having knowledge with data structure libraries, benchmarking and optimization, and code versioning tools is a plus. -Toptal

 

6. Amazon Web Services Lambda: Allows users to build code without provision and continuously running servers. AWS Lambda is used to develop a ‘Custom Skill’ that requires the developer to have experience with HTTP, programming, Python, Java, or JavaScript. -Modus

 

7. Augmented Reality: Often times confused with virtual reality, augmented reality is the ability to take technology and layer a sense of reality on top of another. In terms of design, it is best to understand social/web-based content, UX mobile design, 3D modeling, mobile programming, and relevant SDKs, to become a successful developer in this field. -Sparks Group

 

8. Deep learning- Involves building and training a large artificial neural network with numerous hidden layers. Being familiar with probability, linear algebra, calculus, programming, Python, and R with increase your knowledge in machine learning. -DeepGram

Sources: Glassdoor, Indeed, Ziprecruiter, Payscale, Cyberspecialists