Employers are increasingly looking for experts with STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math). However, there are not enough graduates to fill all the vacancies. On top of that, only 10 % of recent graduates in these fields go to work in STEM. What are schools and policy makers doing to close this gap?
In a career spanning five decades, veteran George Kennedy was one of the most reliable tough-guy actors around, appearing in dozens of TV shows and movies. Continue reading
The future is looking bright for job seekers as 40% of companies surveyed by CareerBuilder plan to hire full-time employees during 2017. With that growth, there are some key hiring trends to watch for this year.
Over the next few decades, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will change the job market and replace jobs often held by millennials. According to the Gallup study, millennials will be most in danger of being replaced because they are going to be working for many years before they retire. Other positions at risk are entry-level routine jobs such as accounting and financial services. What could be done to beat the trend? How is AI changing the workforce?
The Battle of Britain was one of the most gallant confrontations of World War Two. Winston Churchill penned the words “Never have so many owed so much to so few”. regarding the gallant battle of the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) against the overwhelming strength of the German Luftwaffe. What was it that the British did to make this struggle their own and bring the victory home.
What do cars, traffic lights, phones, watches, coffee machines, printers, and TVs have in common? They are all objects increasingly connected to the internet and could potentially communicate with each other. It allows them to get updates, collect, or utilize data like never before, and communicate on a “machine-to-machine” basis. This so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is not limited to only every day wireless items. IoT is also used in manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, energy, education – the list only keeps growing. IoT is clearly the next big thing in technology. What impact does it have on businesses and our every-day life?
Do you love to travel but don’t have the time or money? There are plenty of travel required jobs that combine work and wanderlust.
Transitioning out of the military into civilian life is difficult. It can be even more difficult if you make basic mistakes that can hinder you from entering the civilian culture prepared. Task and Purpose have compiled a few guidelines for you. Continue reading
The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?
Both major employment search engines – Indeed and Glassdoor – list technology jobs among the most lucrative jobs. In 2017, 7 out of the top 10 best jobs were from the tech industry, software engineering and development in particular. This is based on salary comparisons, growth prospects from 2013 to 2016, and job postings. Additionally, computer and IT jobs are expected to grow 12 % from 2014 – 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And by 2020 there are predicted to be 1.4 million new unfilled software development positions. However, there might not be enough experts to fill these positions. Why is this so? What other problems is the tech industry facing?