Two Opportunities for Job Seekers & Employers This Holiday Season

Consumer confidence is giving a boost to seasonal hiring

Whether ramping up for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, retailers of all kinds are anticipating good tidings from holiday shoppers this season.

The National Retail Federation predicts retail sales in November and December to increase 4.1% from last year, a total of $616.9 billion — the first year-over-year gain greater than 4% since 2011. In response, businesses are …

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How People Get Hired

Indeed provides more hires than LinkedIn, Careerbuilder and Monster combined

Over the next ten years, more than 50 million jobs will be created. The key challenge for you will be finding the right talent for those jobs. The infographic below combines data from SilkRoad and Indeed to illustrate how the best candidates search for jobs and how they get hired. Learn more about how Indeed can help you hire:

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Unfilled Jobs Cost Employers $160 Billion Annually

Unfilled jobs cost billions each year

In the US, 33% of job vacancies remain open for three months or more. The cost of these unfilled jobs reaches $160 billion each year, a significant cost to the nation as a whole, businesses and individuals.

These findings come from a study conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) on behalf of Indeed. The study explores …

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Veterans Bring Unique Skills to the Labor Market

How do employers connect with veteran candidates?

Across the country, hiring former members of the armed forces has become a key focus for employers of all kinds. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s “Hire Our Heroes” program aims to have half a million companies commit to hiring veterans by the end of this year. To date, more than 2,000 employers in a variety industries have signed onto this …

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Top 10 Tech Skills Employers Are Looking For

What are today's most in-demand tech skills?

The tech industry is one of the verticals hiring the most on Indeed today, and STEM jobs (those positions that require skills related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) make up 10% of jobs in the US. Despite national demand for these jobs, the median duration of a STEM vacancy is more that twice as long as for a non-STEM …

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