Job Predictions in 2011Mindy Schultz | January 2nd, 2011
With the economy and the job market down in 2010, the new 2011 year comes with much anticipated nerve. However, with recent releases of the upcoming 2011 job market, there actually might be something good to say about it.
According to information released from a recent CareerBuilders.com survey, about 24% of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in 2011, compared with last year’s 20% rating, and 2009s 14%. That being said, about 7% of employers are said to plan to decrease workers in 2011, a 2% decrease from this past year.
According to information released from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), there is an anticipated 13.5% more new college graduates predicted to be hired by employers in 2011 than 2010. And fortunately, for those of us that don’t fit into that category, there is some good news for us as well. Salary increases from 2010 estimated at about 2.5%, whereas they are estimating currently at about 3% for 2011.
After skimming through a variety of different articles on the topic, the overall consensus I am seeing is that the job market is gradually taking a turn for the better. Although the steps are being taken in a modest fashion, there seems to be some hope for us recent graduates and other hopeful job seekers. Some top areas to consider for expected prosperous growth are: sales, information technology, customer service, engineering, technology, administrative, business development, marketing, research/development, and accounting/finance.
With the dropping of the new years ball last night, I think it is safe to say the American people are finally ready to take on another difficult economic year with a fight. Be sure to do some 2011 job related research of your own, but I think I is somewhat safe to start preparing for some good in the upcoming year. Good luck with whatever you made your new years resolutions as and happy new years!
About the Author: Mindy Schultz is a recent college graduate from Indiana University. Aside from looking for a full-time position in Journalism or Communications, Mindy spends her time writing for SixDegreesofZR.com and is a part-time employee at the University of Houston acting as a TA for a professor. She is best known for her bubbly personality, sweet nature, and dedication to work. Mindy holds a BAJ in Journalism from Indiana University as well as a Certificate in Business.