In The News The top data skills you need to get hired

Data skills are so in-demand, they’re becoming increasingly useful in a number of fields—not just technology and finance… This is an obvious one, but it’s worth mentioning, given that proficiency in Excel is one of the key skills to landing a good-paying job, according to a recent labor-market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies.  Read more >> 

Chicago Tribune: How does Illinois’ richest man get top tech talent to Citadel? Competitions.

As the battle for recruiting the world’s top tech talent gets tougher, companies are increasingly turning to elaborate contests, data-driven headhunting agencies and other creative strategies to find potential fits…  By 2020, the number of positions for U.S. data and analytics talent will increase by 364,000 openings to 2.72 million openings, according to a 2017 report released by IBM, Burning Glass Technologies and the Business-Higher Education Forum.  Read more >>

Providence Journal: We need pipeline of skilled workers

The New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education and Employability, will convene employers and higher education leaders, as well as policy leaders, to ramp up efforts aimed at bolstering the region’s workforce future… At the June 28 commission meeting, a session called “Creating a Digital Skills Taxonomy + Framework” will feature Burning Glass Technologies CEO Matt Sigelman’s insights in a talk titled “Skills, Not Jobs.” Read more >> 

Access AI: Time to retrain? Demand for data scientists will increase 28% by 2020 says IBM

IBM has formed a research partnership with the goal of closing the data science and analytics skills gap. Partnering with Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) and Burning Glass Technologies, the tech giant has produced a report called The Quant Crunch: How The Demand For Data Science Skills Is Disrupting The Job Market. Read more >> 

Market Watch: There is one word you need on your resume today

Roughly 211,000 Americans scored new jobs last month as hiring picked up following a shaky spring. And chances are many of those new recruits boasted one particular set of skills… Liberal arts students with additional technical skills qualify for nearly twice as many job openings versus those who didn’t have them, according to data from employment analytics software company Burning Glass Technologies.  Read more >> 

The Economist: The decline of established American retailing threatens jobs

Not every mall or shop is dying. For now, store-occupancy rates are healthy. Nor have consumers stopped shopping. But they are spending money in new ways to the benefit of other businesses, such as restaurants, hotels and e-retailers, in particular Amazon. As a result, a giant established industry is descending into crisis…Trends in job advertisements also offer only fleeting solace. Listings scoured by Burning Glass, a job-analytics firm, initially suggest a positive trend: from 2014 to 2016 the total number of vacancies in traditional retailing dropped, but this was offset by postings for e-commerce, warehousing and tech jobs in retailing. Read more >>