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CIO: Online courses become effective for building technical skills, earning certifications

Undoubtedly, technical skill-building classes in areas such as software development and web development dominate the online commercial course landscape… General Assembly’s Tom Ogletree, who leads social impact programs for the company, says, “We really try to be responsive to market demand, period.” The company analyzes job market data from Burning Glass Technologies to make sure its classes are meeting demand. Read more >> 

Petoskey News: Businesses must attract employees from other areas

Nearly all of our Northern Michigan businesses are experiencing trouble finding new employees. Potential employees either lack the preparation, training or experience needed for the open positions, or just as likely are not here… Year to date, employers in our region have posted over 6,583 jobs, as reported by Burning Glass, Labor Insights. Read more >> 

Wall Street Journal: Liberal Arts Colleges, in Fight for Survival, Focus on Job Skills

With their students facing rising debt and pressure to land a job after graduation, colleges and universities are focusing less on the meaning of life and more on how to earn a living… A set of technical skills can double the number of jobs for which a typical liberal arts major is qualified, said Matthew Sigelman, chief executive of Burning Glass, a Boston-based labor market analytics firm. Those skills can also add about to $6,000 to average salaries. Read more >>

Information Age: Technology jobs in high demand for 2017, analysis finds

New analysis conducted by global IT industry body CompTIA has revealed that the UK technology jobs market got off to a strong start in 2017, with job postings in the sector reaching more than 365,000 for the first quarter of the year… The analysis, using statistics from Burning Glass Labour Insights, found that since Q4 of 2016 the amount of IT positions advertised has increased by nearly 90,000, up from 275,679. Read more >> 

Australasian Lawyer: Demand for specialist legal skills growing

Young lawyers and business professionals are turning to higher degrees to find an edge in a job market that is becoming ever tighter, due to oversupply and the pressure to specialize earlier in their careers… The number of job ads in Australia asking for skills in tax law, patent law and business law hit 940 in 2016. This was a 20.4% increase over 2015 (781 job ads) and a 41.8% increase over 2013 (663 job ads), according to Burning Glass. Read more >> 

The Straits Times: Want a job? Land an internship first

In recent years, internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-resume to absolutely critical…. Postings for internships now make up a significant proportion of the overall entry-level job openings in engineering, graphic design, communications, marketing and information technology, according to Burning Glass Technologies. Read more >> 

Nature: We Must Track How Technology Is Changing Work

Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999. Most of the monetary gains have gone to a small group at the very top. Technology is not the only reason, but it is probably the most important one. Read more >> 

The USF Oracle: Student debt: America’s 1.3 trillion issue

In today’s market, a college degree goes a long way to securing a high-paying job. And due to the increasing trend of “credentialism,” which causes professions to screen for higher credentials where they might not be needed, it has become nearly essential to obtain one. A 2014 study by Burning Glass, a labor analytics firm, concluded that “middle-skill career pathways are becoming closed off to those without a bachelor’s degree.” Read more >>

 

The Bend Bulletin: Former interns on landing a job

Internships have gone from nice-to-have-on-a-resumé to absolutely critical in recent years… Postings for internships now make up a significant proportion of the overall entry-level job openings in engineering, graphic design, communications, marketing and information technology, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a data analytics company that studies the job market. Read More >>