July 13, 2009
Indeed.com released a survey ranking the top 50 cities in the US according to their job listings.
The underlying assumption of the survey is that cities that list a large number of job openings per 1000 residents are in better financial condition than those cities with fewer job openings per 1000 residents.
This assumption appears to be true. Take a look at the numbers from metropolitan Washington DC (#1) and Detroit (#50). Washington DC is flush with federal spending and reliant upon government growth, so it is understandable that jobs there are more plentiful. Detroit, by contrast, is suffering along with the rest of the state’s auto industry, has a 12% unemployment rate, and only posts 15 job openings per 1000 residents.
Cleveland is right in the middle, posting 32 job openings per 1000 residents.
One factor that leaps out from the survey is that cities whose economies depend upon technology and services are faring much better than cities whose economy is historically manufacturing based.
June 29, 2009
Most people think their job is tough. Long hours, demanding boss, unyielding stress. But does your job crack the list of the top 8 most demanding jobs in the country?
CareerCast.com released a study of the country’s most demanding jobs, and they were, in order:
- Corporate Executive
- Police Officer
The study factored in work hours, stress and physical demands to arrive at their conclusion. While it’s not surprising that firefighters topped the list, many may be surprised to find Corporate Executives at #3. The study’s authors claim that while the physical demands of the typical executive are low, they work very long hours and are under constant stress, especially in today’s deteriorating economic climate.
Still want that promotion?
June 23, 2009
Ohio became the first state to launch a job connection website in partnership with internet giant Monster.com. The new website, OhioMeansJobs.com, is designed to connect both employers and job seekers with available jobs in Ohio.
The collaboration between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Monster.com launched a site that collects data from approximately 8000 job boards throughout the state and aggregates them in a single, searchable website.
The site is available to any employer who pays taxes in Ohio. Employers who use the site will have access to about 8 million resumes and be able to post jobs at no additional cost. The Web site will also offer new or updated resumes from job seekers living within a 50-mile radius of Ohio who have expressed a willingness to relocate to Ohio.
The website also integrates technology from Indeed.com which allows job seekers to search for the most recently posted positions and allows employers to identify specific characteristics that they are seeking in potential employees.