For Job Seekers, Location, Timing and Skills are Keys to Job Search Success in
2014, Says ManpowerGroup
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports 40,000 Temporary Jobs Added in
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 10, 2014
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world
leader in innovative workforce solutions, advises job seekers to accelerate
their employment search by targeting markets where hiring is strong,
responding quickly when jobs are posted and cultivating skill sets in 2014.
Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the December jobless rate
was 6.7 percent and 74,000 jobs were added across industries. Hiring increased
in retail trade and professional and business services, with 40,000 temporary
jobs added in December.
"This year, the key drivers of success with a job search are location, timing
and skills," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "It's
about being in the right place at the right time and having the right skills
for the job. In the United States, the larger cities are oftentimes the places
to be for jobs, but the challenge for job seekers is to showcase skills that
are in demand and, more importantly, act quickly to connect with employers as
open positions are often fleeting."
The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q1 2014 reflects continued hiring
optimism among employers for the start of the 2014. More than 18,000 U.S.
employers report a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of 13%,
representing the strongest hiring Outlook reported in Quarter 1 since 2008,
when the Outlook was 16%.
"In a normal economy, an increase in hiring is like a tide that rises all
boats, but we're seeing a lumpy recovery where hiring in some markets is
expected to be up while others are flat. Each market has its own job story,
and job seekers need to tune in to local-market hiring trends to be successful
finding their next job opportunity. The hiring outlook is clearly more
positive; however it's uneven across the U.S.," said Joerres.
In the Human Age, where talent is the major agent of economic growth, job
seekers and businesses alike need to embrace flexibility and agility to
connect with employment and get ahead of the competition. As talent shortages
continue to persist in the U.S., job seekers who unleash their full human
potential by seizing opportunities and building their skills have a pivotal
role in moving businesses and economies forward.
ManpowerGroup's "Where are the Jobs?" infographic outlines the markets and
industries that have the best and worst hiring outlooks for the start of
2014. Full results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey for Q1 2014 can
be found here:
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