Monthly Hiring Report

by DIVERSANT on August 16, 2017

August Hiring Report

Welcome to the August Monthly Hiring Report. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a positive job growth of 209,000 jobs added in July. Unemployment is at 4.3%, slightly lower than the previous month. Most job gains were in leisure and hospitality and education & health services. Job losses were in utilities, -1,000 jobs, and transportation and warehousing, -1,000 jobs.

The tech skill that’s in high demand this month is Security Engineer with 978,327 job postings. Career Builder also reports tan estimated 76,464 candidates are actively seeking jobs in this area. If your company is having a difficult time finding Security Engineers, please contact one of our local offices to get support with recruiting the talent that your business needs.

As a reminder, this report provides insights to the job market in terms of unemployment rate, job gains, and job losses in specific industries. With IT talent is in high demand, we will highlight a different skill set each month along with the expected compensation and an overview of how easy, or difficult, it may be to find quality talent for the role.

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