Posts tagged with 'hiring'
Optimism Growing for an Improving Job MarketRead the rest of this entry »
Optimism is growing that the worst of the pandemic business retrenchment is over and that job growth may be just around the corner.
The Conference Board last week said its Employment Trends Index increased in January for the ninth consecutive month.
At the same time, Chief Executive released its latest poll of chief executive officers showing their confidence in future business conditions continues to grow. It is now where it …
Boston to Become a Major Amazon Tech HubRead the rest of this entry »
Bucking a tech trend to going remote, Amazon announced last week it was expanding its already sizable presence in Boston.
The company said it would be adding 3,000 more in the next few years in a new office tower to be built adjacent to its existing site.
In a statement, Amazon said the new jobs include technology roles in software development, artificial intelligence and machine learning, along with non-tech …
Hire People Who Can ‘Look Around Corners’Read the rest of this entry »
When Genpact hires, it looks for people with curiosity, humility and learning agility.
Instead of focusing entirely on the usual talent indicators of background and experience, the 90,000 employee global professional services firm decided a few years ago that, as Piyush Mehta, Genpact’s CHRO, explains, “We need people who can look around corners.”
In an interview, Mehta pointed out that, “No single person has all the answers. And the …
A ‘Bullish’ Year for IT JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Tech jobs, which took a hit during the first months of the pandemic, are on the rebound and likely to surge this year.
“We’re very bullish on hiring in 2021, particularly in tech,” labor economist Julia Pollak told Crunchbase.
Likewise, Art Zeile, CEO of the company that owns the tech job site Dice.com, said, “We believe that there will be a post-pandemic explosion of interest in technologists, and that …
CIO or CTO? Does it Matter?Read the rest of this entry »
What’s the difference between a CTO and a CIO?
“Good question,” admits ZDNet. Where once the Chief Information Officer was universally acknowledged as the most senior IT executive, now, says the tech site, it “depends very much on the type of business you're talking about.”
Where a business has only a CIO or a Chief Technical Officer, it's an easy call - that’s the top IT executive. The duties …
Hiring In Health Home Care Is As Tough As EverRead the rest of this entry »
Far from becoming an employer market, hiring home health care workers is as hard as ever, industry executives say.
In September, Home Health Care News said industry jobs posted on Indeed were trending down, suggesting “home health and home care agencies simply aren’t looking to fill as many positions.” With the national unemployment rate at 8.4% in August and fewer jobs to fill, agencies would have an easier time …
Abbott Begins Hiring to Produce Its New Rapid Covid TestRead the rest of this entry »
The Illinois site is expected to fill 2,000 new positions. The plant in Westbrook, Maine will hire 1,200 workers. Most of the jobs will be temporary, but are likely to extend well into next year based on the company’s announced production schedule.
Abbott was contracted by the federal government …
Seattle's Biotech Is Desperate For WorkersRead the rest of this entry »
One of the nation’s premier biotech centers is finding it so hard to fill jobs the state's trade association has launched an ambitious marketing campaign to lure workers to Washington state.
“Our industry has jobs. We have jobs at all levels,” said Leslie Alexandre, CEO of the trade group Life Science Washington. “We eagerly welcome people to come and join our ecosystem or to be trained from our schools and …
Why Is Hiring So Difficult?Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at a historic high, filling jobs shouldn’t be difficult. Yet employers say it’s hard to find qualified people to hire.
The National Federation of Independent Business says a third of its members report having jobs they couldn’t fill. In the organization’s June survey, 84% of business owners hiring or trying to hire workers reported finding “few or no qualified applicants.”
The Federation’s members are small business owners who, …
IT Hiring Increases as Job Listings Continue to GrowRead the rest of this entry »
After slowing due to the COVID-19 shutdown, demand for tech professionals is again on the rise, with job postings increasing to more than a quarter of a million positions in June.
Meanwhile, total estimated tech employment grew by 227,000 jobs between May and June.
An analysis by the tech industry trade group CompTIA shows nearly 6 million IT professionals were working in June across all industry sectors. Since January, tech …