A series of new employment reports provide an optimistic outline for those who are looking for new jobs in the coming months as hiring has grown in a number of sectors.
Since the recession, hiring has not been particularly common among many businesses as they braced themselves for slow operations with the economic downturn. However, the economy seems to be moving on from the market plunge of the early 2000s, and as a result, more positions are opening up, and more people are finding jobs.
A new report released by ADP in cooperation with Moody Analytics reveals that payrolls in the private sector grew by a total of 176,000 jobs from July to August. Medium-sized businesses led the charge with the addition of 74,000 positions, while small businesses followed close behind with 71,000.
The service providing industries was significantly stronger than the goods producing industry as 165,000 positions were added by the former. Professional and business services were among the largest sectors to see growth with 50,000 jobs, which was followed close behind by the trade/transportation/utilities industry with 40,000 positions added.
Commenting on the report was Mark Zandi, a chief economist a Moody's Analytics.
"It is steady as she goes in the job market," he said. "Job gains in August were consistent with increases experienced over the past two-plus years. There is little evidence that fiscal austerity and Health Care Reform have had a significant impact on the job market."
Simply Hired Report
A different report published by the website, Simply Hired, indicated that overall job openings increased by .2 percent month over month for August. This number may seem small, but it marks an increase of 29.1 percent when compared to this same time last year.
Those who are looking to take advantage of these growing opportunities could benefit from alternative staffing solutions that can provide jobs and training on site so that they may develop skills that would prove useful in the current economic climate.