Weekly Job Byte

You might be more qualified for that job than you think

No degree? No experience?

No problem.

With employers struggling to find workers in an ever-tightening labor market, many are hiring job candidates for both white- and blue-collar jobs who lack skills or experience deemed essential just a few years ago.

“Companies aren’t going for 100% of the job description,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director of staffing firm Robert Half. “They’re going for approximately 70% to 75% of the job description but they’re going with individuals who have high potential and are a good cultural fit.” Read More. 

​Job Market Heating Up 
Heating up. Significant job growth. Optimism about the economy. Across the country, Express Employment Professionals office owners are reporting positive signs from their local communities. And when asked to describe the current employment environment, they offer many reasons for hope, as well as concern about the lack of available workers.
It’s a worker’s market, according to Terri Greeno, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Express office owner. Read More. 

​In order to apply, you will need to complete the form and upload your cover letter & resume. If you have any questions, the program coordinator’s email is listed in the form. In order to be eligible for these positions, you must be qualified & enrolled in the Ready to Work NJ Program.

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10 Jobs That Still Can’t Find Enough Qualified Employees
Finding a job is never an easy thing to do, especially given the past decade or so of economic instability. Even with the unemployment rate having remained low and near full-employment for the past couple of years, there still isn’t a lot of confidence among many Americans. But there are good signs out there — the number of job vacancies in certain sectors is huge, and there are tons of jobs hiring.

The problem is that people don’t want them, evidently. Employers are, surprisingly enough, having trouble attracting candidates. That means job vacancies are very high for certain industries, while people can’t seem to get their foot in the door in others. Read More.