After many years of negative job openings numbers, we’re seeing some fantastic news as openings trend upward. Per this article:
The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) showed that job openings jumped to 5.75 million in July, the highest since the series began in December 2000.
This crushed economists’ expectations for a print of 5.3 million.
The quits rate — which reflects people who are comfortable leaving their current jobs — came in at 1.9% for a fourth straight month.
The layoffs and discharges rate fell to 1.1%.
These numbers are obviously great for all. So now the question becomes – is this the time for you to look for a new job even though you’re currently employed?
Or, if you aren’t employed and haven’t been able to find a job, what are you doing that’s wrong? I can tell you that it’s not you, but more likely the way you’re carrying out your job search strategy (or lack thereof).
If either of these scenarios fit you, maybe it’s time for a conversation…