Contrary to employment doom-and-gloom headlines, these six trends might shake you from your same-old-hiring-process lethargy.

6 Hot Hiring Trends

  • Job growth is on a steady increase, according to Forbes columnist, Bill Conerly, Job Outlook 2013-2014.
  •  Tech Jobs are up over 30% from a year ago reveals a September 2013 US Employment Outlook report from Simply Hired.
  • Unemployment rates have dropped significantly from a high of 10% in October of 2010 to 7.3% in August of 2013, as recently reported by  Simply Hired, Get Strategic! How to use Data in Recruiting.
  • Job postings in August 2013 were up 22.5% from last year, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
  • Baby Boomers, currently 40.2% of the labor force, are turning age 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day and will continue to do so for the next 19 years; their exit is inevitable.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the next decade one of the highest in-demand talent areas will be computer service.


The shift from employer-based versus employee-based hiring has occurred, at least in technology. Couple the trends of reduced unemployment, with an aging/shrinking labor pool, and a dramatic uptick in the demand for computer services talent, and high tech companies without robust a talent acquisition plan are likely to be left in the dust.

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Who’s on Top Now? 6 Hot Hiring Trends

Connie Dorigan, Founder and Director of Recruiting, sees the food processing industry as the link between good living and good people. She’s the west coast’s most experienced and trusted food processing recruiter. She also provides Executive and Career Coaching and lots of free job search tools. Once you’ve connected with Connie, you’ll always be connected.

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This is a general interest article and does not constitute specific or legal advice.

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