Hiring Trends for 2010: Where the Jobs Are

where the jobs areAccording to CareerBuilder and USA Today's most recent Job Forecast nationwide survey of employers, hiring in the second half of 2010 is likely to mirror hiring trends of the first half of the year with hiring progressing at a moderate but consistent pace. Of the 2,534 hiring managers and HR professionals surveyed, 41 percent plan to hire new employees in the second half of 2010, 42 percent do not plan to hire new employees during this time period, and 16 percent are not sure.

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Among the 41 percent of hiring managers that plan to hire in the second half of 2010, the focus will be in these areas.

  1. Customer service (25 percent)
  2. Sales (22 percent)
  3. IT (18 percent)
  4. Administrative (13 percent)
  5. Business development (10 percent)
  6. Accounting/Finance (10 percent)


Recruitment trends and concerns

The survey reports that three trends for the second half of 2010 are:

1. Increase in emerging jobs.

According to the survey, 24 percent of hiring managers will recruit for jobs in emerging markets including social media, green energy, cyber security, global relations and health-care reform.


2. Increase in company turnover.

Fifty-six percent of HR Managers surveyed are concerned that their top talent will leave for another job as the economy improves.


3. Lack of skilled labor.

Twenty-two percent of hiring managers reported that despite the large labor pool, they can't find qualified applicants to fill their positions. Forty-eight percent of HR Managers reported a lack of skills in their organizations, particularly in IT, customer service, and communications.


Are more companies hiring than firing?

The survey suggests that hiring is outpacing firing with most companies not anticipating a major change to headcount.

  • 21 percent of employers will add full-time, permanent headcount.
  • 8 percent plan to downsize.
  • 65 percent don't anticipate a change in headcount.


What parts of the country are experiencing the greatest job growth?

There is no significant difference in hiring full-time permanent staff in different parts of the country.

  • West -- 22 percent
  • Northeast -- 21 percent
  • Midwest -- 21 percent
  • South -- 20 percent


Are salaries increasing, decreasing, or staying the same?
  • 42 percent of employers do not plan any change in salary levels.
  • 31 percent expect to see an increase of 1 to 3 percent.
  • 12 percent plan increases between 4 and 10 percent.
  • 1 percent anticipate an increase of 11 percent or more.
  • 3 percent anticipate a decrease in salary.


The employee perspective

In addition, CareerBuilder surveyed over 4,400 workers to gain their perspective on their employers and the current job market. Employees' perceptions of their employers as a result of their employer's actions during the economic downturn vary.

  • 20 percent of workers admit to having a worse opinion of their employers.
  • 14 percent have a better opinion.
  • 61 percent have unchanged views.


Reasons employees want to leave

29 percent of workers surveyed reported they plan to change jobs once the economy rebounds and 25 percent plan to leave their organization in the next 12 months for the following reasons.

  • 30 percent feel overworked and resentful about layoffs.
  • 33 percent believe they are underemployed or overqualified for their positions.
  • 23 percent do not find their work engaging.

Salary raises, increased employee recognition, readjusted workloads, and better career pathing and training were cited as factors that could influence the employee's decision to stay.

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Barbara Safani

Barbara Safani

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Barbara Safani, owner of Career Solvers, has over fifteen years of experience in career management, recruiting, executive coaching, and organizational development.

Barbara partners with both Fortune 100 companies and individuals to deliver targeted programs focusing on resume development, job search strategies, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation skills, and online identity management.

She is the author of Happy About My Resume: 50 Tips For Building a Better Document to Secure a Brighter Future and #JOBSEARCHtweet and her award-winning resumes are featured in dozens of career-related publications.

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to Sandra Herb

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kirk peters

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Sandra Herb

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July 21 2010 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Herb

And yet again you have proved the original impetus for
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Your are a buffoon...why don't you join the circus?

Oh!

You already did....

July 16 2010 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kirk peters

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July 16 2010 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Herb

Breaking my own word...but just could not resist....

Your last e-mail just serves to prove my original point...

I rest my case.

July 16 2010 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kirk peters

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July 15 2010 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Molly06

Manda,
I want to go back to get my master's (filled out the FASFA, talked to a college advisor at a local college (an hour away, the closest where I live) who said no problem getting in), but I don't have the funding and with the cost of graduate credits, my loans would be so high. I have a bachelor's degree in psychology. My part-time work has been substitute teaching and tutoring. I did it to make some money at first, but soon found I love working with kids and designing lessons. Teachers and staff have expressed they think I should go back to college for teaching; I get called in a lot when school's in session, and the kids want to know when I'll be back. I'm disappointed I didn't find that passion before I got my bachelor's degree in psychology. I was hoping to work for awhile, save up and go back. Do online credits usually transfer? I've looked at a couple online programs. One online Master's in Education program I found was accredited and meets licensing guidelines, it was a lot cheaper, but then I ran into discouragement from several people about online degrees. Then I read a research study that found principals are less likely to consider teacher applicants who graduated from an online program than applicants from traditional campus based programs. So I felt shot down on that route. I guess I've reached a point of limbo and have felt there's very few options and a lot of road blocks. I keep applying for those jobs and hoping there'll be a way to go back to college without ending up with a $50,000 loan. What are you going back in?

July 15 2010 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kirk peters

homogeneity is easy;nothing is more soothing than working,playing,marrying,and living in a group of people exactly like ourselves.but diversity has enough advantages to work toward.it provides ambassadors to other countries,alsocould make people more curious,tolerant of differences,and interesting to be with.not like a raving idiot with nothing but negativity.

July 15 2010 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kirk peters

in a country where millions are rich yet thousands go to sleep each night hungry and with no shelter.the question is is this fair.any government that allows people to be malnourished and without even basic shelter while others are able to live a life of luxury without even having to work is fundamentaly unjust.there should be economic incentives for hard work brillant inventions and entrepreneurial skill.we should be able to keep the fruit of our labor.so i guess the only way to make income more equal is to make all citizens poorer

July 15 2010 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sandra Herb

I have been in this country for more than 40 years and am close to retirement...I am a degreed Accountant.I have a house, a Jeep, a comfortable IRA account, a married son and 2 grandchildren
I can well afford to go back to England if I so choose...

So...why don't you shut your big, fat Yank mouth when you have no idea what you are talking about..and as for giving me a job...you can shove that offer where the sun don't shine....
I will no long respond to your correspondance...it is clear that I am dealing with an imbecile....
Oh...and New York is the last place in the this country I would
consider going to....it is filled with ignorant big mouths...as you have just proved.

July 15 2010 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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kirk peters

sandy i guess that i could buy you out about 2,000 times i anm having a cocktail here at poolside at my house then i yhink i will go to phoenix arizona to have a few more with my dearest friends.all graduates from george washington u.then i think i will go to san francisco to be with more alumnusts so be what you is and not what you isnt because if you is what you isnt you is what you aint how would it seem that i have much more education and money than a sorry ass brit bloat

July 15 2010 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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