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Employment grows, benefiting the U.S. economy as a whole

Posted on July 17th, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Employment is growing, according to The Wire. In fact, the number of workers in the U.S. seeking unemployment has fallen. The theory is that many of these formerly unemployed workers are finding jobs. Additionally, it would also appear that layoffs are on the way out for now.

Applications fell by 3,000 to 302,000 as of June, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. Unemployment is at a low of 6.1 percent.

Some people who had trouble finding permanent work probably found jobs in the temporary services industry. This is a great way to earn extra cash while staying employed and accounting for time doing a job search. Temporary workers are truly employed talent. Their jobs may be temporary, but their responsibilities are often quite important. Some people might also find they the experience they with other companies helps them work with many different teams and cultures, allowing for personal and professional growth.

The IT field grows
TechServe Alliance, an IT staffing company, found that staffing in the technology sector continues to grow. Month-over-month, it rose in June by 0.3 percent to 4.66 positions. That is an increase year-over-year of 3.2 percent.

Engineering jobs have also increased, rising by the same 0.3 percent figure month-over-month and up 1.8 percent year-over-year.

"While the overall job market has only recently shown signs of robust growth, IT employment has been on an upward trajectory for some time. Growth in June IT employment remains strong; posting a growth rate virtually identical to the prior two months," said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. "On the engineering side, we continued to see an accelerating rate of growth with some of the best jobs numbers in recent memory."

It's not easy to get a great job right out of school. Tech workers facing a huge demand might feel lucky, but jumping at the first available position may not be as useful in the long term as spending one's formative years going from one job experience to another, practicing the ability to be fluid in one's expectations of a job environment.

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