Employment numbers are expected to continue trending up - now the challenge for job seekers is to distinguish themselves from the crowd in the new look economy.
The economy finally seems to be in recovery mode which is good news for employers and potential employees. Businesses are looking to hire to meet the demands of the growing markets, while those in search of employment are beginning to see a wealth of new opportunities. The prospects of a successful future are certainly present, however, those both looking to hire and to be hired need to make sure that they are in a good position to make the most of the current situation.
A story by Staffing Industry Analysts explains that Federal Reserve job growth estimates for the second quarter of 2013 are encouraging. In its most recent survey, the Fed expects the U.S. to add an average of 179,000 jobs per month for the rest of the year, up from previous predictions of 154,200. While the Survey of Professional Forecasters predictions are more conservative at 169,800 jobs per month for the rest of the year, these forecasts are still encouraging.
A recent story on Minnesota Public Radio offered tips for job seekers looking to get back into the workforce. Among the suggestions is finding an interim job, many of which can be found through contract labor. Having one will allow you to develop new skills while still be able to stay relevant in your field.
Alternative Staffing as an Option
Alternative contract staffing can provide valuable experience for both job seekers and be a useful tool for companies looking to build on the momentum of the recovering economy. Some performance-based labor options provide training on the job for contract employees allowing them to continue to cultivate the skills necessary for their particular industry, as suggested by Minnesota Public Radio.
The labor solutions also provide performance based compensation that benefits both the company and employee. The company can ensure they will get a capable worker while the employee sees better pay the better they produce.