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Growing Recession Probability; But Job Prospects Remain Bright For AI, VR and EE (Electrical Engineering)

3 Hot Technical Recruiting and Engineering Recruiting areas

My interview on WGN Radio's "Opening Bell" on Februrary 8, 2016

There is growing sentiment among corporate executives and economists that a recession will commence within in the next 12 months. For example, according to The Wall Street Journal’s recent, monthly survey, the probability of a recession among … Read More


Employment A Mixed Bag; Engineering And Technical Recruitment Remains Robust!

Engineering and technical jobs remain strong

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported this morning that January’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since November 2007 at 4.9%! Please go to http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm for the full report from BLS.

Technical And Engineering Recruitment Remains Strong

Recruitment of top technical talent is increasing. Many online advertisements exist … Read More


The State of Engineering and Technical Recruiting for 2016

State of Technical And Engineering Job Market

My interview on WGN Radio's "Opening Bell" on January 11, 2016

This is a summary of my interview with Steve Grzanich, host of WGN Radio’s Opening Bell, on Monday, January 11, 2016. We discussed the U.S. Labor Department’s first job figures for 2016. These provide a yearly outlook … Read More


Employers added 271,000 jobs in October, Engineers Remain Scarce!

2The Labor Department reported this morning that U.S. employers added jobs at their strongest pace this year last month. Nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 271,000 in October. Additionally, government revisions showed employers adding 12,000 more jobs in September and August than previously estimated.

The unemployment rate, which is obtained … Read More


Data Storage Technology Startups Facing Engineering Recruiting Shortages

Recently, the Wall Street Journal announced that private-equity, venture capital and angel investment firms are increasingly pouring money into data storage technology startup companies. For example, venture capitalists invested $6 billion into 96 startups selling storage-related hardware, software and services between 2010 and the first half of this year according … Read More


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Longer Technical and Engineering Recruitment Periods Causing Company Losses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced Friday morning that nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 173,000. This monthly report was more significant than usual for several reasons:

  1. It marked the last jobs accounting before Labor Day, which is historically a special time for all workers.
  2. It was the
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Filling Engineering Jobs Increasingly Becoming More difficult

The Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS announced this morning that 215,000 new non-farm jobs were created last month. This was the 16th out of the last 17 months that the U.S. economy has added at least 200,00 net new jobs. This was also the 58th straight month of jobs creation! … Read More