4 of Our Favorite Stats on Job Creation & Skills Training
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Research about job creation can go a long way to provide the motivation and in-depth understanding that’s needed to encourage your clients to start career training.
One trend is clear: today’s workforce needs relevant training and skills for the most in-demand careers now and in the predicted future. Two fields with exploding growth in terms of job creation and growth opportunities are information technology and healthcare.
Clients who hold the credentials and licenses for job openings across the nation will be better candidates and will have more rewarding careers, thanks to the efforts of their case managers. To better assist your clients, check out these 10 job creation stats.
1. Jobs are Coming Back
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment rose by 943,000 jobs in July alone. That’s good news to anyone struggling with the recent downsizing and health precautions that dramatically impacted households globally. Since its recent worst, back in April 2020, the U.S. got 16.7 million jobs back.
2. Paychecks Are Rising, Too
That same BLS report stated that hourly earnings in the private sector went up 11 cents on average in July. Maybe that doesn’t seem like much, but so far in 2021 wages rose 4%. Cents add up.
3. Information Technology Jobs Have Exceeded Pre-Pandemic Numbers
Job gains aren’t across the board in the United States. There are still 5.7 million fewer jobs than in February 2020. But that’s not the story with professional and technical services, including information technology.
Not only has that field regained all the jobs that were lost temporarily, but it has gained 121,000 jobs since February 2020. Best locations for IT jobs, according to the 2020 Labor Insight Jobs survey, are California, Texas, Florida, and New York.
Qualified healthcare professionals are also in strong demand. Clients can earn IT and healthcare certifications through MedCerts online programs.
4. Online Training Has Become the Norm — and the Expectation
TalentLMS conducted a recent survey to gauge the number of companies planning to improve the skills of their workers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. They discovered that 42% of companies were focused on what they call “upskilling.” Interestingly, 42% of employees pursued training on their own.
Online training can include both hard and soft skills. Employers seek both when developing new jobs. Whether you have online certification work or apprenticeships and other hands-on learning, additional training on the resume can help job candidates stand out.
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