Job Vacancies Increase & Some Industries Show Strong Growth


by Cameron Macht As job growth spread across the state (see “Job Growth Returned for Many Regions, Counties Over the Last Year”), the number of job vacancies also increased in every region over the last year. In fact, four of the six state planning regions saw at least a 50 percent growth in the number … Continue reading Job Vacancies Increase & Some Industries Show Strong Growth

Green Career Spotlight: Building Maintenance Operator


by Lisa Thompson Keeping a commercial building running smoothly and efficiently requires a lot of different skill sets. And it’s not just about fixing things. Building maintenance operators monitor and control systems in the building—everything from electrical to heating and cooling to plumbing. Computer energy management systems and digital controls have replaced older, inefficient systems. … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Building Maintenance Operator

What Is the Hidden Job Market?


Many employers find workers without posting a job online. In fact, it’s often estimated that 80 percent (or more) of jobs are never advertised. This is called the hidden job market. The term hidden doesn’t mean the jobs are necessarily a secret or that the employer doesn’t want you to know they have an opening. Rather, if you’re job search strategy is to only check online job boards, you may be missing out.