iHire Brings out Second Annual U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report

HR Tech Outlook | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Steve Flook, President & CEO

The report digs deeper into the insights from 33.2 million job postings from various talent communities and presents a few simple trends using 2018's data as a benchmark.

FREMONT, CA: With a review of the 2019 job market and predictions for 2020, iHire publishes the second annual edition of U.S. Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report. The report digs deeper into the insights from 33.2 million job postings from various talent communities and presents a few simple trends using 2018's data as a benchmark.

"Our technology platform, comprising 56 industry-specific talent communities, connects employers with five-times more qualified talent whose resumes match their required skill sets," said Steve Flook, iHire's president and CEO. "It's quality over quantity."

Report of 2019 Job Industry

Out of the 33.2 million job postings in 2019, Transportation stands as a leader in posting jobs with 4.93 million announcements, followed by Nursing (3.72 million) and Technology (3.54 million). Other industries like retail, sales, hospitality, admin, engineering, accounting and construction are in the top 10 companies to announce jobs in 2019. Talking about the job titles, jobs carrying the title Registered Nurse/RN was at the top with 1.87 postings. CDL Truck Driver, Sales and Software Developer followed RN with 1.86, 1.77, and 1.20 million job postings, respectively. No other job titles crossed 1 million marks on iHire's posting platform. Management was the top desired skill in 2019's job with 4.63 million postings. Way behind management was training and development with 3.58 million postings and 3.25 million postings sought communication skills from the candidates. States with the most job openings in 2019 were California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Ohio.

"The U.S. job market held strong and steady in 2019," said Flook. "Although 2019 brought about 5 percent fewer postings across our platform than 2018, we saw little variances in the top hiring industries, desired candidate skills, and other data trends. This lack of change means 2020 will continue to be a candidate-driven market – requiring organizations to focus on building their employer brands and providing positive applicant experiences if they want to attract and retain qualified talent."

Predictions for Recruitment Marketing and Hiring in 2020

To balance technology with people, employers will keep the "human" in human resources as applicants move through the recruiting funnel. To quickly fill future positions, candidates will be disqualified, not rejected, in the application process. The application process will be shortened to improve the candidate experience, reduce job seeker frustration, and boost their employer brands. As the distributed workforce and telecommuting continue to grow, applicant location won't be a hiring deal breaker. HR will connect with marketing in the SMB realm to integrate branding initiatives with recruiting. To prepare for the next economic downturn outplacement services will return to the mainstream. And finally, pre-employment assessments will support the quest for qualified applicants focusing on essential traits like personality, learning styles, and other characteristics.

iHire has been selected as one of the Top 10 Recruitment Software Solutions Provider by HR Tech Outlook for the year 2019.

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