2012 saw more than a few politicians talking about their grand plans to fix the job market. For the 7.7% of the country that is unemployed, this sounded great. People in power were taking an interest in their plight, and for once, domestic job growth seemed a top priority. But let’s get real for a second. Unless the president is going to start offering millions of jobs at the IRS, the lion’s share of reducing unemployment will always fall to the private businesses in this country. This means that the business people at the top, the movers and shakers, will be responsible for how fast this 7.7 figure drops. And thus we arrive at today’s info-graphic from the Accounting Principals website. Through data gathered from industry leaders, the good people at this good blog were able to forecast a general upwelling in optimism among business leaders and a desire to expand their staff or invest in new tech. When those who have a lot of resources at their disposal have a willingness to invest those resources, everyone wins! To get the low down about what your boss thinks about raises, workforce expansion and salary negotiation, click the link below:
Wednesday: hump day. For today’s half way there addition of the Accolo blog, we have a lovely op ed from CNN Money from one Nina Easton. It addresses the employment gap that exists today in the US labor market. Right now, there are millions of specialized jobs that go unfilled due to a shortage of applicants with the right skill set for the job. In short, there are many whiling and few able to get the job done. EVERYONE FREAK OUT! Just kidding. As Easton’s piece suggests, the answer to this shortage of skilled workers lies in more worker training by businesses. The article elaborates on why companies should shell out the money for training much more inspiring fashion so i’ll just put the ol’ computer down and leave you to it.
…And how to navigate both successfully!
In Q1 alone, the job market grew by 30.8%!