Archive for the 'Washington D.C.' Category
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Many companies are actively seeking individuals for IT jobs in Washington, according to a new survey.
During January 2012, more than 18,000 job ads were posted online that required data analysis skills, according to WANTED Analytics, a source of business intelligence for the talent marketplace.
With the amount of data generated by businesses growing every year, hiring demand for employees to analyze and utilize this information is increasing across business functions. Overall, the volume of job ads in January 2012 increased 35% compared to January 2011 and about 75% versus the same month in 2010.
Computer Systems Analysts, Management Analysts, and Market Research Analysts were the three occupations that most commonly required this critical skill set. Computer Systems Analysts saw the most job ads with data analysis requirements - more than 3,600 jobs were posted online during January at a 45% year-over-year increase. Other positions with high-demand for analytical skills were Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, and Operations Research Analysts. All of these occupations experienced an increase in hiring demand when compared to January 2011.
Metropolitan areas with the highest volume of job listings for in-depth analytical skills during January 2012 were New York (New York), Washington (DC), San Francisco (California), Los Angeles (California), and Boston (Massachusetts). Employers in New York not only placed the highest number of online job ads for this skill set, but are also experiencing one of the highest year-over-year increases in demand at more than 50%.
Companies that are sourcing candidates with data analytics abilities are likely to find openings difficult-to-recruit. According to the Hiring Scale, companies in San Francisco are currently experiencing more difficult conditions when recruiting candidates with analytical backgrounds. Hiring demand in San Francisco continues to grow (up about 23% compared to January 2011), while the local talent pool of qualified data-savvy professionals is not growing at the same pace. Employers in this area are likely to compete heavily to attract qualified talent and experience a longer time-to-fill than other areas across the United States. In comparison, the Hiring Scale also shows that the best markets for recruiting analytical skills are St. Joseph (Missouri), El Paso (Texas), and Tucson (Arizona). These areas are likely to fill job openings faster than the rest of the United States, since hiring demand is low compared to the available talent supply.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
According to a recent survey, human resources jobs in Washington, D.C. are burgeoning.
In August, more than 6,800 new jobs were advertised online for Human Resources positions, according to WANTED Analytics , the source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand for HR professionals has seen a steady increase this year, now up 28% versus the beginning of 2011 and up 33% versus August 2010. Approximately 3,500 job ads were placed by direct employers, representing 52% of the total hiring demand.
The metropolitan areas with the highest hiring demand for Human Resources professionals during this period were New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Employers and staffing firms in New York placed more than 530 new online job ads for this field, the most of any city.
Human resources jobs in Chicago are also increasing.
The five most common HR job titles that have been advertised online are Recruiter, Human Resources Assistant, Payroll Specialist, Human Resources Specialist and Payroll Clerk. Personnel Recruiters were the most demanded HR function during August, with demand up 58% versus the same period in 2010.
Despite overall flat employment in the U.S., demand for HR skills has steadily increased since 2009 and recruiting conditions will be moderately difficult across the US. According to the Hiring Scale, the nationwide talent pool consists of approximately 9 potential candidates in the workforce for each recruiting related job ad and 10 potential candidates for each training and development job. However, each location will experience varying degrees of difficulty. For example, the talent pool in Washington, DC is smaller than average, with about 7 potential candidates per recruiting job and 6 candidates per training specialist opening.
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
Town Sports International said this week it is recruiting hundreds for fitness jobs in Washington, D.C.
The company is looking to fill more than 1,000 jobs in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
TSI is looking for new employees that have a passion for fitness and serving others. The company is currently hiring personal trainers, club managers, membership consultants, laundry and cleaning associates, facilities technicians and specialized instructors for tennis, swimming and squash.
Monday, August 29th, 2011
The rebound of carmakers is having a ripple affect that is creating manufacturing jobs in Washington, D.C. and other areas.
The AIADA newsletter reported that Honda Motor Co. is making $355 million of upgrades at plants in Ohio where it opened its first After a massive restructuring and several high-profile bankruptcies, a leaner, more aggressive auto industry is making a comeback, hiring workers and ramping up manufacturing plants, according to the Los Angeles Times.
And it’s not just the Detroit manufacturers that are thriving. Nissan, VW, and other internationally-based firms are expanding in the United States, putting billions of dollars into building and refurbishing plants. (more…)
Sunday, August 21st, 2011
The deficit reduction talks in Washington are having an impact on Washington nonprofit jobs, according to a recent article.
The deficit reduction talks in Washington have introduced a great deal of uncertainty into planning by nonprofit organizations in the Washington, DC metro area, according to Principor Communications, a public relations consultancy that represents nonprofits based in Virginia, Maryland and other states.
The bottom line: Spending and hiring decisions have been put on hold, adding a further break on economic growth and negatively impacting job creation. (more…)
Saturday, July 30th, 2011
When Boston Scientific announced a slew of layoffs this week during its quarterly earnings call, many wondered if office jobs in D.C. would be affected.
The company released its second quarter earnings call along with its new restructuring plan. (more…)
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Washington, D.C. jobs enjoyed the biggest increase over any other metro area in the nation, according to the new CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index.
The June 2011 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, is nearly 40 points higher than it was in June 2009, which is a hopeful sign of long-term recovery in the job market.
Jobs in Boston also saw big gains.
“Since we began tracking executive hiring with the Index in 2008, we have traditionally seen a slight increase in hiring from May to June each year,” says Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. “2011 is the first year we had a loss of jobs in June.”
Los Angeles saw a gain of 13% in managerial hiring over last month, followed by Miami (+10%) and Tampa (+4%). Five cities had double-digit losses in June: Seattle (-15%), Washington, DC (-12%), Louisville (-12%), Detroit (-12%) and Indianapolis (-11%).
“Although we are still concerned about the lag in hiring, the past year has shown a steady rebound in the number of employment opportunities,” says Tony Lee, publisher, CareerCast.com. “We can expect a few bumps in the road on the way to a full recovery.”
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index per capita hiring levels for U.S. cities in June are:
1. Washington, DC – 153****
2. Boston – 131****
3. San Francisco – 110****
4. Seattle – 103****
5. Atlanta – 88****
6. Chicago – 85****
7. Baltimore – 81****
8. Denver – 77****
9. New York City – 77****
10. Nashville – 75****
11. Cleveland – 70****
12. Dallas – 68****
13. Philadelphia – 67****
14. Hartford – 64****
15. Houston – 63****
16. Milwaukee – 61****
17. Louisville – 60****
18. Minneapolis – 59****
19. Los Angeles – 59****
20. San Diego – 59****
21. Pittsburgh – 59****
22. Miami – 55****
23. Indianapolis – 55****
24. Phoenix – 54****
25. Cincinnati – 54****
26. St. Louis – 51****
27. Tampa – 50****
28. Memphis– 39****
29. Detroit – 37****
30. Riverside – 25****
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index is an exclusive barometer showing managerial hiring activity based on the number of jobs posted online nationally. The Index reveals the differences in job listings by month, and offers valuable trends and forecasts using proprietary employment data hand-counted by a team of researchers.
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
Bank of America said this week it is recruiting for hundreds of finance jobs in Washington, D.C., bringing the number of financial advisers up to almost 1000.
As Washington, D.C. jobs increase, so does the need for adequate financial advisers to help consumers manage their money.
The hiring is part part of its overall commitment to enhance the solutions and guidance it offers to Preferred customers. These FSAs will provide the financial solutions and guidance customers need to help them manage their banking and investment needs and stay in better control of their finances.
Monday, February 21st, 2011
ASGK Public Strategies is recruiting for some major roles and is filling communication jobs in Washington, D.C.
The communication management firm founded by David Axelrod and Eric Sedler announced today a major expansion of its operations in Washington, D.C. and Chicago with the recent hiring of seven public affairs professionals: (more…)
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
Monster.com says that Washington, D.C. jobs are sizzling hot.
Monster developed the hot markets/hot jobs ranking based on the relative abundance of job openings for the given local workforce– the higher the rank, the more jobs available per person in the market. Accordingly, the following markets are where seekers are best positioned to enter the war for talent and win. (more…)