Specialist jobs board service Careers In Group has acquired niche jobs board CareersinESG.com to add to its roster of job boards. CareersinESG.com promotes jobs in one of the U.K.’s fastest growing recruitment areas, the sustainability and ESG sector. It provides jobs, careers advice and industry commentary for professionals working in the sector. Full story.
FlexJobs, the leading job site for professionals seeking remote and flexible work, today announced the acquisition of online job marketplace and talent-matching platform, Localwise. Localwise was founded in 2014 and has grown to serve a community of more than 519,000 members. Its users can create profiles, enable fast application submissions, view the status of their applications in real time, be matched with employers, and build a network of people they know and trust.
The companies will operate singularly under the FlexJobs brand. Complementing one another in both purpose and mission, each will equip job seekers with the right resources, tools, and insights needed to build a successful career. Localwise.com already redirects to Flexjobs.
Adzuna, the smarter job search engine, is pleased to announce the renewal of its contract to run ‘Find a job’, the UK Government’s online jobs portal, effective immediately. The renewal comes as Adzuna adds four new countries to its global portfolio, launching websites in Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, and Mexico. The smarter job search engine now operates across 20 markets globally, reaching tens of millions of jobseekers and indexing over 15 million jobs every month.
The global labor market will soon stop growing. By 2030 alone, the five biggest industrialized nations – China, Germany, the U.S., U.K. and Japan – will lose around 30 million people of working age. However, in the U.S., only 10% of the general public is aware of this impending labor crisis. These insights come from a global study by the StepStone Group for which the German recruiting platform StepStone.de, the British job platform Totaljobs and U.S. recruitment technology provider Appcast, surveyed a total of 20,000 people, including more than 1,500 corporate decision-makers.
“A new era is beginning in the labor market. For the first time in recent history, the number of people in the workforce will fall rather than rise. This has serious consequences for our economy and the standard of living of every individual,” says StepStone CEO Sebastian Dettmers. “We all need to be much louder about this. And work together at full speed on solutions to safeguard our prosperity.”StepStone CEO Sebastian Dettmers
The American Bankers Association has teamed with the Illinois Bankers Association and 32 other state bankers associations to deliver an enhanced BankTalentHQ.com, an innovative banking career hub for banks looking to hire and job seekers across the country. The online career center allows users to search for and post available positions across the country, and also offers a wide array of resources for anyone looking to join the industry or advance their banking career including ABA training, professional certifications, and guidance on pursuing a career in banking.
“With today’s tight job market, this is the perfect moment to partner with our state association alliance colleagues to offer this premier banking job site,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “BankTalentHQ provides a nationwide network that really showcases the incredible opportunities in banking today. Today’s modern bank needs talented and dedicated technology, marketing, and HR leaders as well as traditional finance and risk management professionals. We want people from all backgrounds and all corners of the country to find their future in banking at BankTalentHQ.com.”Rob Nichols
Recruitment technology leader iHire has launched a new paid internship program aiming to break down career barriers for entry-level software developers. Designed for developers with no professional experience, the iHire Internship Program prepares participants with the technical skills and workplace proficiencies needed to take the next steps in their careers with confidence.
Per six-month session, the iHire Internship Program accepts five interns who work four days a week at its Frederick, Maryland, headquarters. The only requirement for entry is passing a basic coding skills test, as the program embraces a diverse set of applicants including college students, people without degrees who can code, and career changers.
After their six months at iHire, developers receive a post-internship package comprising a resume and LinkedIn profile written by iHire’s professional resume writers, one year of iHire Premium membership with a personal career advisor, and guidance in completing programming exercises they may encounter in job interviews.
iHire will begin recruiting interns for its program’s next session in October 2022. Stay tuned to iHire.com for details.
CareerBuilder shared findings from their latest survey revealing the profile of a job search and how many Americans are seeking new or different work right now.
“We are seeing an impressive amount of potential growth within the workforce as Americans express interest in exploring new roles and diving into different industries,” said Susan Arthur, CEO of CareerBuilder. “The data shows that the future of work will continue to shift as job seekers evaluate the current job market and determine which career opportunities are right for them.”CareerBuilder CEO
The survey also revealed specific career traits that employed job seekers are looking for:
- 62% are seeking a higher salary
- 51% want a flexible schedule
- 46% are looking for better benefits
- 40% would like the ability to work remotely
Notably, more than three in five (62%) employed adults expressed interest in moving into an entirely new industry.