Mid-Year Job Market Report

Believe it or not, we are more than halfway through 2018. Remember in January when we were setting career goals and discussing trends to watch? Well, now is a good time to review the progress you’ve made toward those goals and examine 2018’s trends so far.

Let’s dive into a few takeaways from Monster’s mid-year jobs report:

  • More than 1 million jobs have been added to the labor market, according to the latest jobs reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
  • As expected, tech-related jobs are experiencing tremendous growth. Software developers, customer service representatives, computer user support specialists, sales representatives, and network and computer system administrators are a few of the most in-demand jobs this year.
  • Atlanta landed on the list of top cities for job seekers. Are you interested in relocating or finding a job in Atlanta? Contact our Atlanta office today!
  • Employers are still really into soft skills, so be sure to play those up when interviewing for jobs.

All in all, the job market is looking good for job seekers. In fact, the unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in May, which is the lowest it has been in 18 years. Job seekers, now is the time to get back on track with your job search and career goals. On the other hand, a falling unemployment rate means that employers need to step it up to attract and retain top talent.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect job or the ideal employee, ITAC is here to help. We currently offer a variety of placement options including temporary, contract staffing, contract-to-hire and direct hire options. With 5 offices across the southeast and a network spanning the entire country, we are well-equipped to help professionals and companies find the right placements from the front desk to the corner office.