Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Sometimes it’s easier to focus more on the negatives in life. But this time of year, we get the opportunity to reflect on all the good that happens in our lives.
In my personal reflection, there has been quite a bit to be thankful for in this past year. I’ve had the privilege of not only working with, but learning from, a wide variety of wonderful people from our clients, candidates, and my amazing colleagues.
The job market is crazy busy
Of course, there is SO much more to be thankful for outside of my own personal journey; one of which is a job market that’s on fire! We have been lucky enough to enjoy a booming economy and the labor market with the unemployment rate remaining at 3.7 percent in October AND the number of job openings at over 7 million. Right now, in this candidate-driven market, there is more than one job opening for every unemployed person. If that isn’t something to be wildly excited about, I don’t know what is.
Over the past 12 months, there were 323,000 jobs added in the healthcare industry alone! Not only that, but The Conference Board also reported the highest level of job satisfaction at 51% based on their latest survey, which is the highest level reported since 2005.
Get the help you need
Of course, with such a booming job market, there are a lot of difficulties for employers in finding the qualified candidates they need. Luckily, this isn’t something you need to do alone. That’s what we at Johnson Search Group are here for!
We have a great network of talented and experienced candidates and we love to help our fabulous clients out by matching them with the right people for the job. This holiday season, I encourage employers who may be struggling to find qualified candidates not to try and do everything on their own.
Spend time with your family and loved ones this holiday season and let us take some of the stress off your shoulders. After all, that is not only why we are here but it is also what we love to do.