Job Growth

January 8, 2017

Robust Hiring for Older Workers

1/7/17 Is it time to change your career or job? It depends. In these divisive political times, there is a polarization of views on the economic health of the nation. Perceptions range from projected growth and hiring to stagnation and job loss. The truth is that for educated professionals, the 2017 outlook of 2.3-2.6% annual growth is nearly double what it was for 2016. With the unemployment rate at 4.7%, the lowest rate since before […]
September 13, 2016

Are You Stuck in the Gig Economy?

I’ve been meeting many unhappy people who are working part-time on a project-to- project basis as independent workers. Often their career history includes a long stint at a traditional employer with full benefits. After they were laid off, they were only able to land temporary or project work for an open-ended period or a short-term contract. They have no health benefits, no protection against discrimination, no social security, no disability and no unemployment. They are […]
June 3, 2013

NJ Job Market Improving

In New Jersey, want ads for managers and professionals are up about 5% over the past year (based on the month ending mid-May). That’s not overwhelming but it is a good sign of steadily rising job demand. The job growth is spread across all occupations, with a few hotspots such as public relations, property and construction managers,  and meeting and event planners. What this means is that although job openings seem few and far between, […]