- November 6, 2020
Engineering Recruiting Strong | All Jobs Growing
U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics | Jobs Gains Surge
The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that 638,000 more new non-farm jobs were added in October. This again lowered the unemployment rate by 1% to 6.8%.
Numerous employment sectors added jobs. This included Leisure and Hospitality, which added another 271,000 jobs, Healthcare & Social Assistance added 79,000 jobs and Professional and Business Services rising by a whopping 208,000 jobs.
Additionally, Retail Trade added 104,000 jobs, Manufacturing, had an employment increase of 38,000 jobs and Transportation & Warehousing, which was up by another 63,000 jobs.
Engineering Recruiting Adding A lot More Jobs Candidates
Engineering is one of the most rewarding and fun professions in the world. A degree in any engineering field can almost instantly create you a job with a huge salary and also take you all over the world. As a result, engineering job recruiting is continuing at a breakneck pace.
Engineering jobs recruiting is growing in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence or AI, virtual reality or VR, augmented reality or AR, robotics and internet of things or IoT. Increased engineering recruitment from these fields is created a void of engineers in other industries.
Because of this increased engineering recruiting appetite in these cutting-edge fields, engineer jobs are going unfilled in other fields. The increased recruiting needs for engineering talent for algorithms, smart machines and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms, big data and data analytics has created a “brain drain” of engineers needed to perform key technical, research and development or R&D, scientific, information technology or IT and manufacturing technology roles in more traditional industries.
More Efforts Needed To Supply Key Engineers For Recruiting
Much more needs to be done by government to assist engineering recruiting efforts. For example, greater investments in STEM programs including recruiting more talented STEM teachers for minting future engineering contributors and leaders. This can have peripheral benefits on recruitment of other job areas.
Additionally, within companies, staffing departments need to improve their engineering recruiting efforts. One way to do so is reviewing your company’s overall message to ensure that you have positioned yourselves as a viable place for engineers to work.
Additionally, staffing managers can identify better methods for recruiting candidates for their companies. This can include a) identifying competitors b) uncovering viable research and development candidates within those competitors c) contributing to research and development blogs and magazines to get noticed by the engineer candidates you seek and d) connecting to LinkedIn candidates who may become future candidates.
Then even if a valued engineer turns your job offer down, you will have many ready engineering replacements.
Call me today at 312-944-4000 to discuss how we can assist with your R&D, engineering, scientific, technical, IT and manufacturing recruitment efforts in the highly competitive fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Virtual (and Augmented) Reality. Or click here for my full contact information.