Redfish Technology’s September hiring was predominantly Digital Curriculum, Enterprise Software, and Internet Technologies. The primary roles filled included account executives, product managers, data engineers, and java developers.
With the hostage crisis created by politicians, the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not issue the Employment Report on Friday as scheduled. The ADP report shows that private sector employment rose by 166,000 jobs in September. The small business category increased the most at 74,000, followed by large business at 64,000. The service-providing sector rose 147,000 and the goods-producing sector by 19,000.
Nationally, the trade/transportation industry added the most jobs at 54,000, followed by the professional/business services industry at 27,000, and construction at 16,000.
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market appears to have softened in recent months. Fiscal austerity has begun to take a toll on job creation. The run-up in interest rates may also be doing some damage to jobs in the financial services industry. While job growth has slowed, there remains a general resilience in the market. Job creation continues to be consistent with a slowly declining unemployment rate.”
It will be interesting to see the damage to job creation done during the government shutdown. Anyone care to make a wager?