May tech recruiting revolved around Website Analytics, Wearable Health Technology, Mobile Apps, Cloud Enterprise Collaboration and Cloud Computing. The most hired positions included Data Scientist, Firmware Engineer, Server/Backend Developer, Business Analyst and Product Manager with focus on Content Organization & Discovery.
The jobs report showed a rise of 217,000 in May with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 6.3%. The jobs market saw an increase in hiring in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services, and transportation and warehousing sectors.
Companies report plans to cut over 50 thousand jobs with the technology sector bearing the brunt at 18,799 according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas. This is the highest number in two years for tech cuts, most of which came from Hewlett-Packard in May. That said the National Federation of Independent Business owners increased employment last month. William Dunkelberg, chief economist for NFIB said in a statement that “Job creation plans continued to strengthen and rose two percentage points to a seasonally adjusted net 10%, approaching ‘normal’ levels for a growing economy.”
The beige book reported expanded activity in all 12 districts during April and May with increased consumer spending expanded across all districts. Manufacturing activity expanded at an increasingly strong pace and labor market conditions strengthened overall, with hiring activity ‘steady to stronger’ across most of the country. Many staffing firms, including Redfish Technology, reported that hiring activity continues to pick up.
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