Food manufacturing, which turns livestock and agricultural products into other products for consumption, is responsible for Green Bay’s cheese and Seattle’s coffee. This industry made up nearly 1.5 million wage-and-salary jobs in the United States in 2014—about three times the number of crop production jobs—making it a significant employer.
Low gas prices and a healthy job market led to record high car sales in 2014, and some of those sales—particularly pick-up truck and compact SUV sales—have continued through 2015. Since someone has to be making those sales, servicing those cars, and drawing up those financial documents, EMSI decided to take a look at what this sales boom means for the labor market.
In his recent New York Times article, Steven Yaccino tells the story of Deadwood, the famous old Western town in South Dakota that 25 years ago joined a modern day gold rush: legalized gambling.
Sales jobs aren’t hot and new; they’ve been around forever and can be found in almost every company and industry in the world, so it’s easy to sort of forget about them. Besides that, a career in sales contains certain challenges; you have to sell things, for starters, and your pay is usually very dependent on […]
In this article, we consider the growth, wages, and hotspots for nurse practitioners and family practitioners. We can already guess which pays better, but which occupation has the healthiest growth? In which cities are they the most concentrated?
One of the indicators that economists monitor is consumer confidence, the degree of optimism consumers feel about the health of the economy. To get a pulse on worker confidence, meanwhile, it’s worth keeping an eye on labor market churn—the job-to-job movement that typically happens at a faster rate when jobs are plentiful and workers are […]
With nearly 9,000 new jobs (9% growth) since 2009, the chefs and head cooks occupation looks promising for those who want to forge a dependable career with a spatula.
For the few metropolitan areas becoming more specialized in design jobs, there are a few surprises at the top of the list. Some have merely performed a little better than the nation and others are seeing substantial upticks after the downturn.
For the 10 metros poised to grow the quickest through 2018, we explored our data with CareerBuilder to identify the fastest-growing occupations inside the temp sector. These numbers come from Analyst, EMSI’s labor market research tool.
At the same time as manufacturing’s return in Grand Rapids (a trend that’s played out to a smaller degree across the United States), temporary employment has seen a full-blown revival. Is this a coincidence? Not likely.