It's the economy, stupid. Something both U.S. presidential candidates seem to be ignoring.
Despite what politicians may believe is a stupid economy, jobs is the #1 area that concerns people: Having one, getting one, holding one. After all, the economy is jobs, jobs, jobs.
With that in mind we at Taleee wondered, where are the jobs anyway? With our consensus engine we tallied them up and here are the results.
A perfect ad would be this:
Help Wanted: talented multi-tasker who can program our web app, perform CPR, answer the phone, sell our SaaS solution, and make sure the office Wi-Fi network runs smoothly.
If you match the above you would be in demand across all five of the top industries for jobs. Check out these slides to see which industries are hot for job seekers right now:
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows healthcare with the #1 slot with 19% -- more than 1 million jobs -- open. Aging populations, sedentary lifestyles, and growing birthrates in developing countries all drive demand for workers in the field from nursing to doctors. Not only U.S. but worldwide demand. Taleee.com - the consensus engine
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows sales at more than 18% of openings. With the influx of tech and information, sales is more important than ever to herald in adoption of new devices, methods and services. From software as a service to the latest mobile device, sales is hot. Taleee.com - the consensus engine
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows office work coming in at #3 with just under 17% of openings. High in demand are receptionists and office managers with computer skills. Answering a phone isn't enough any more, Office and basic tech skills are a must, even in a world where Google Apps and others are trying to make in-roads. Taleee.com - the consensus engine
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows retail with 16% of openings. Driven by growth in bargain chic and discounting the retail industry seeks workers to sell, stock, manage and more. Even in a world of ecommerce, smartphone shopping, the fact is that in-person retail still dwarfs online retail by several $ trillion. Taleee.com - the consensus engine
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows IT with more than 13% of openings worldwide, powered by the shift to digital across government, commerce and content. The connected age is here and, with mobile expanding quickly, opens up even more demand for programmers, developers, and engineers to connect the dots. Taleee.com - the consensus engine
Taleee's web-wide consensus of jobs shows more than 5 million openings in the U.S. in these top 5 industries. Taleee.com - the consensus engine