If you are looking for a job in the state of Washington, you need to perform a little bit of research into the current job trends occurring in the workforce for the fall of 2014. By finding out what the trends are you will be able to tailor your resume and job search accordingly. The more you know about the job trends, the more successful your job search will be. In this post we will discuss the top five job trends that have hit the workforce this fall.
Largest Amount of People on Payrolls in U.S. History
Despite losing a ton of jobs during the recession, the United States has gained all of them back and then some. As of Fall 2014, there are 139 million people on payrolls in the United States, which is the highest amount in the country’s history.
Some Five Million 15-24 Year-Olds are Not Working
The second job trend for Washington State in Fall of 2014 is a trend that is impacting the entire country. There are almost five million 15-24 year-olds who are not in school or are not working.
One-Third of Workforce is Freelance
Freelance, or contract, work has become incredibly popular since 2000, with 31 percent of the current workforce consisting of these workers. Other surveys have found that the number is close to 34 percent, with it increasing to more than 40 percent by the year 2020.
Baby Boomers Retiring at a High Rate
The baby boomer generation is hitting the retirement age and they are retiring at a very high rate. The Social Security Administration has estimated that more than 70 million baby boomers will retire before 2030. According to Georgetown University, the high rate of baby boomers retiring will create 30 million jobs by the year 2020. As of right now, baby boomers are retiring at a clip of 10,000 per day.