Summer Hiring Stays Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report August 2018

Austin’s job market has never been hotter and in July, hiring in Austin, TX, was up 14.3% from last year. The strong job market is drawing people from all over the country, bringing Austin to #1 on our ranking of U.S. cities attracting the most workers. For every 10,000 LinkedIn members in Austin today, 105 arrived in the past 12 months. Of those arrivals, 10.5% are from Houston, 7.6% are from San Francisco, and 4.8% are from New York. Austin’s thriving tech scene is a big magnet, as indicated...

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Despite a Dip, June Hiring Remains Strong: LinkedIn Workforce Report July 2018

Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 10.5% higher than in June 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring was down 7.9% in June from May 2018, but was still very robust by the standards of the current economic expansion. The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in June were aerospace, automotive, and transportation (15.6% higher); architecture and engineering (12.5% higher); and manufacturing and industrial (10.9% higher).

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Introducing Your Commute on LinkedIn Jobs: Explore Travel Time When Looking for Your Next Job

We know commuting is a pain point for many job-seekers, in fact 85% of U.S. professionals say they would take a pay cut for a shorter commute. Today, we’re introducing a feature, “Your Commute”, that can help you understand your potential commute time, whether you’re walking, driving or taking public transportation, before you even apply for the role. There are a lot of factors that go into understanding if a job is the right fit for you, and taking the time to research can often be a roadblock...

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Hiring Trends up From This Time Last Year: LinkedIn Workforce Report June 2018

The oil industry turns up the heat on hiring – Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 4.5% higher than in May 2017. Seasonally-adjusted national hiring was up 5.3% in May from April 2018. Hiring in the oil and energy industry, on the upswing since its recent trough in mid-2016, rose by 5.2% over the past year. With oil prices at their highest since December 2014, a comparison of oil prices and industry hiring shows tight correlation: when oil prices dipped between...

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Introducing How You Match on LinkedIn Jobs

Knowing whether or not you’re a good fit for a role is one of the most challenging parts of the job hunt. Being able to understand exactly how your skills and experience match with what a potential employer is looking for can feel like solving a riddle with no clear answer. Today, we’re announcing a feature to help ease that process - How You Match. Now, when you view a job on LinkedIn, look toward the right-hand side of the page to find How You Match. You’ll find a checklist of how factors,...

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10 Popular Jobs in Tech That Don’t Require Tech Skills

Whoever said coding is the new literacy?