Entries by cinedev

We are in the Strongest Hiring Boom in Over a Decade

Nineteen percent of 11,500 U.S. employers have reported that they plan to add employees in Q1 2018, the strongest first-quarter hiring outlook in 10 years, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, released in Dec. 2017. Positions not requiring a four-year degree reported the highest hiring number in over a decade, and include such industries […]

The Great American Employment Disconnect

As of June this year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. has a record 6.2 million job openings. It’s the highest number since the Labor Department began tracking job postings in 2000. In contrast, there are 7 million jobless Americans. That’s more than one unemployed person for every available job. To the novice pundits, this […]

Watch the Labor Participation Rate, Not the Unemployment Rate

Every month, the media comments on the monthly unemployment numbers released by the federal government. The unemployment number dropped almost every month last year, which the media has been proclaiming is a good thing. In December, the unemployment rate dropped another 0.3 percentage points to 6.7 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since October 2008. The […]

Skilled Trades: Redefining “Smart” Education

As Many As 31 Million Skilled Trades Positions Will Be Available by 2020 When I was a kid growing up in the 1980s, my parents drilled into my head, “Go to college to get a good job.” The implication being, if I earned a four-year degree, a good-paying job would follow. The interpretation is very […]

Land Your Dream Job Now!

LOOKING FOR YOUR “DREAM JOB” IN THE NEW YEAR As the New Year begins, many of us take inventory of our lives and look for ways of improvement. Besides joining a gym or signing up for a language class, one area where some decide a change is necessary is in their careers. In my book, The […]