Does Tech Create Jobs Around the U.S.? Maps And Graphs And Charts, Oh My!

Via Techcrunch …

It’s widely believed in policy circles that technology creates jobs around the U.S., especially outside the startup-happy zone of Silicon Valley. But, searching for statistical nuggets in a needlestack of words is daunting–and a little boring. So, technology lobby, Engine Advocacy, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, are here to inform and dazzle you with multi-colored graphs (plus some egregious copy and pasting on our part) [PDF].

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Nationwide Job Openings Increased for the Third Month in a Row

Via SimplyHired …

Simply Hired® today released its August 2012 Employment Outlook, which reports nationwide job openings increased in July, with a 4.5% increase from June. Job openings increased in all 50 of the major metros, with Grand Rapids (9%) and Cleveland & Akron and Salt Lake City (both 8%, respectively) showing the largest increases.

Job openings increased in 14 of 18 industries in July. The largest growth came from hospitality (11%) and non-profit (9%). Occupations experiencing the largest growth in job openings were law enforcement, fire and safety (15.8%) and engineers (excluding computer) (14.1%).

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Gartner Says Worldwide Software-as-a-Service Revenue to Reach $14.5 Billion in 2012

According to a recently released research report by Gartner, the SaaS industry is set to reach about $14.5 billion worldwide this year.

After more than a decade of use, adoption of SaaS continues to grow and evolve regionally within the enterprise application markets,” said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner. “Increasing familiarity with the SaaS model, continued oversight on IT budgets, the growth of platform as a service (PaaS) developer communities and interest in cloud computing are now driving adoption forward.”

Hirebridge has exclusively been providing its software as a hosted solution since the company’s inception in 2000 and has experienced  explosive  growth over the past three years.

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Young job-seekers hiding their Facebook pages

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A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft found that 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers in the United States have rejected an applicant based on information they found online.

What kind of information? “Inappropriate” comments by the candidate; “unsuitable” photos and videos; criticisms of previous employers, co-workers, or clients; and even inappropriate comments by friends and relatives, according to the survey report, titled “Online Reputation in a Connected World.”

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More college grads use social media to find jobs

Via USA Today …

Here’s a study tip for employers who want to hire top-notch college grads: Bone up on social media.

Nearly 28% of college students plan to seek employment using LinkedIn, up from 5% last year, according to a survey out today from employee recognition provider I Love Rewards and career-services network Experience. Slightly more than 7% plan to use Facebook, up from 5%.

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Glassdoor Puts Numbers on Our Schizophrenic Job Market

Via TechCrunch …

Glassdoor is reporting an Employment Confidence Survey today that shows robust and increasing confidence in the job market– never mind most of the nation remains gripped in 9% unemployment with only a little hope of things getting better.

40% of respondents expect their company’s outlook to improve in the next six months and just 17% are concerned about a possible layoff, down from 26% in the first quarter of 2009. And there’s decent optimism that should they lose their jobs, 40% of them say it is “likely” they would find a new job matching their experience and pay within six months– the highest that number has been in six quarters. Glassdoor notes that “only” 35% of respondents expected to get a raise within the next 12 months, but given the top line economic data for the country, that still seems pretty healthy to me.

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3 Social Networking Profiles That Will Determine Whether Or Not You Get Hired

Via Business Insider …

Social networking platforms have risen in popularity over the past few years, so much so that some employers are looking toward these profiles as a determining factor in the hiring process. Candidates are now expected to have — and actively update — their social networking profiles so recruiters will know who’s the right fit.

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