Monthly Hiring Report

by DIVERSANT on January 5, 2018

January Hiring Report

The January Monthly Hiring Report has arrived. We open the new year with 148,000 jobs added, according to the January U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.  Unemployment is slightly lower at 4.1% versus last month’s report. Most of the job gains were in construction,  30,000, leisure and hospitality, 29,000, and education and health services, 28,000. Job losses were mainly in Retail trade, – (20,000) and utilities, – (1,000).

The tech skill of the month is Network Operations Center (NOC) with 243,982 job postings. Career Builder reports an estimated 68,158 candidates who are actively seeking an opportunity in this area. If you’re an IT hiring manager seeking to fill this role or any other IT position, please contact one of our local offices for support. We currently have more than 1,300 IT professionals working with our clients in 46 states.

About this report: This review provides insights to the job market in terms of unemployment rate, job gains, and job losses in specific industries. With IT talent 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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