Ready to spend Thanksgiving with those who have administrative jobs in Long Island?

November 30th, 2016

Some coworkers may be enjoying Thanksgiving this year with their fellow coworkers with administrative jobs in Long Island, according to a survey from Careerbuilder.

More than one in four workers (28 percent) say they celebrate Thanksgiving with coworkers either in or out of the office – a substantial increase over 20 percent in 2015 and 19 percent in 2014.

Workers Who Celebrate Thanksgiving with Coworkers By:

U.S. Markets with the Largest Economies

  • Houston: 44 percent
  • Dallas: 36 percent
  • Miami: 35 percent
  • Atlanta: 32 percent
  • New York: 27 percent
  • Los Angeles: 26 percent
  • Washington DC: 22 percent
  • Chicago: 20 percent
  • Boston: 19 percent
  • Philadelphia: 18 percent


  • South: 37 percent
  • West: 27 percent
  • Midwest: 23 percent
  • Northeast: 22 percent


  • Health care: 33 percent
  • Retail: 32 percent
  • Sales: 32 percent
  • Transportation: 30 percent
  • Manufacturing: 26 percent

Diverse Groups

  • Hispanic workers: 35 percent
  • LGBT workers: 35 percent
  • African American workers: 33 percent
  • Asian workers: 31 percent
  • Disabled workers: 27 percent

Apprenticeship week highlights Long Island warehouse jobs

November 9th, 2016

Employers, unions, community colleges, and others are hosting hundreds of open houses and other events to commemorate the second annual National Apprenticeship Week, which also highlights Long Island warehouse jobs, among other locations.

This year’s events include:

  • The South Carolina National Guard, in cooperation with Apprenticeship Carolina, will host an official signing event for its newly created apprenticeship programs that will benefit thousands of its members.
  • DASI Solutions will host an Open House for visitors to learn about the DASI Apprenticeship Program. Attendees will tour the company’s headquarters, including the Stratasys 3D Printing studio and SOLIDWORKS training lab for a first-hand look at its Industrial Design Technician Apprenticeship Program.
  • The Invictus Institute will host an Invictus Apprenticeship Open House to launch their new Regional Training Center. The event will include demonstrations and interactive training opportunities. The apprenticeship program will train unskilled and unlicensed workers to be security officers and put them on a career path toward owning and managing their own private security company.
  • The Ottumwa Job Corps Center will host an Apprenticeship Signing Day to launch the first approved Registered Apprenticeship within Job Corps programming nationwide. Employers and panel members will discuss how advanced training for Certified Nursing Assistants will help address the healthcare gap, low wages, staff shortages and turnover, and enhance placement opportunities through industry specific on the job training.
  • The Urban Institute, New Work Training, and the American Institute for Innovative Apprenticeship are sponsoring the second annual Transatlantic Apprenticeship Exchange Forum. The forum will offer lessons on how best to attract employers to build apprenticeship programs, drawing on the experiences of U.S. and U.K. intermediaries and employers.

President Obama set a bold goal in 2014 to double and diversify the number of job-driven apprenticeships within five years. Since then – through the collective efforts of employers, labor organizations, training providers, bipartisan support in Congress and state leadership – an additional 125,000 American workers have jump-started their careers through this time-tested, learn-while-you-earn employment model.

Are these employers hiring for Long Island seasonal jobs?

November 2nd, 2016

A slew of employers are hiring this season, and according to Monster, some may be hiring for Long Island seasonal jobs. These are the following employers who are hiring, according to the jobs giant:


(Added Oct. 25)

The department store will hire about 11,400 temporary employees for the holiday hiring shopping season. About 9,500 of those will be hired in sales at stock positions at its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack locations and the other 1,900 will be hired to support Nordstrom’s stores and e-commerce business through its fulfillment and distribution centers.

Find all jobs at Nordstrom.


(Added Oct. 24)

Radial, which provides e-commerce services for DSW, GameStop and Shoe Carnival, is hiring 20,000 seasonal employees for its call center customer service and freight fulfillment. Some of the seasonal contracts will lead to full-time roles.

Find all jobs at Radial.

HoneyBaked Ham

(Added. Oct. 24)

When it comes to meeting demand for its busy holiday season, The HoneyBaked Ham Company says it “can’t have too many cooks in the kitchen or shippers in the warehouse.” To help meet the annual rush to put meat on the table for countless holiday feasts, the company plans to hire 12,000 employees.

Find all jobs at HoneyBaked Ham.


(Added Oct. 13)

The e-commerce giant is hiring 120,000 seasonal jobs in customer fulfillment and customer service this holiday season. Last year, more than 14,000 seasonal employees moved into full-time positions within the company, and Amazon expects that number to increase this year.

Find all jobs at Amazon.

United States Postal Service (USPS)

(Added Oct. 4)

USPS plans to hire between 35,000 and 40,000 seasonal workers for the upcoming holiday season to perform as mail handlers and retail associates as well as some tractor trailer drivers and city carrier assistants.

Find all jobs at USPS.

Toys “R” Us

(Added Sept. 29)

The toy store plans on making thousands of seasonal hires—all eligible for the company’s team member discount—with the largest batches of hiring in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. In recent years, 15-20% of the company’s holiday workforce retained their positions after Christmas.

Find all jobs at Toys “R” Us.


(Added Sept. 29)

FedEx expects to hire more than 50,000 employees across the country to handle peak season volume between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year, more than 325 million shipments were handled during peak.

Find all jobs at FedEx.


(Added Sept. 22)

The department store chain will hire 83,000 workers this holiday season, about 1,000 of which will be in customer service positions across telephone, email and online chat. Another 1,000 workers will be hired nationwide for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and other holiday events. All workers will get a 20% merchandise discount.

Grants will provide job training for Long Island jobs

October 31st, 2016

New grants from the Department of Labor will go towards job training for low-income adults and Long Island jobs.

More than $140 million in grants will go to 19 non-profit organizations nationwide to provide critical job training and employment services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program.

“The grants announced today provide important opportunities for low-income seniors to improve their employment situation and contribute to the mission of non-profit organizations nationwide,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “These funds support our goal of helping every American who wants to work find a job that leads to better economic stability.”

Twenty grants are being awarded to 19 national non-profit organizations through the program’s general funds or funds set aside by statute to serve Native Americans or Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. The grants will support more than 34,000 positions. In addition, state and territorial grantees, which are awarded separately from this competition through a formula process, provide services for an additional 10,000 positions.

These awards provide funding through the end of Program Year 2016. After Program Year 2016, the department expects these grantees to receive approximately $337 million annually for an additional three years, subject to appropriations.

The SCSEP fosters economic self-sufficiency for older, low-income adults by providing tangible job skills training through community service assignments at non-profit and public facilities. Participants are unemployed, low-income individuals ages 55 years and older with poor employment prospects who will gain access to needed services. These services include orientations, community service assignments, occupational, work skills and aptitude assessments, skills training, free physical examinations, an assessment of needs-based supportive services and job search assistance. Participants can also receive employment assistance through the American Job Centers.

Job cuts in Long Island fall?

October 10th, 2016

A new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas show that job cuts in Long Island may have fallen.

Downsizing slowed in August, as US-based employers announced plans to cut their payrolls by 32,188, a 29 percent decline from the 45,346 cuts in July, according to the report.

The August figure was the lowest monthly total since May (30,157) and the second lowest of the year. It was 22 percent lower than August 2015, when 41,186 planned job cuts were announced.
To date, employers have announced 391,288 job cuts in 2016. That is 10 percent fewer than the 434,554 job cuts recorded between January and August 2015.

The computer sector saw the heaviest job cuts during the month with 6,103. The bulk of the cuts came from Cisco Systems, which announced plans to reduce its workforce by 5,500. That was lower than the initially reported 14,000 cuts that were expected from the tech giant, but still represents a sizable downsizing in an industry that has experienced a surge in job cuts over the last 18 months.

“Since January of last year, there has been a string of large scale job cuts from major players in the technology sector, including Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Dell, Microsoft and, now, Cisco. The surge in cuts does not necessarily signal weakness in the sector, but it certainly signals a shift. In most cases, we are seeing these firms move from making hardware to providing services,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Computer firms have announced 55,567 job cuts this year. That is up 111 percent from last year, when cuts totaled 26,374 through the first seven months.

The computer sector ranks second in year-to-date job cuts behind the energy sector, which has announced 97,366 job cuts in 2016, including 2,430 in August. Unlike most months, August energy cuts were not dominated by oil-focused firms. Surprisingly, the majority of last month’s cuts came from solar firms, including SolarCity and SunPower.

Marketing jobs in Long Island show promise

October 7th, 2016

A new survey compiled by Careerbuilder takes a look at marketing jobs in Long Island, among other industries.

According to CareerBuilder’s Q4 2016 U.S. Job Forecast, 47 percent of employers expect to increase pay for seasonal workers in Q4. Of those hiring seasonal employees, 75 percent will pay $10 or more per hour, up from 72 percent last year, and nearly 3 in 10 (28 percent) expect to pay $16 or more per hour, up from 19 percent last year.

One-third of employers (33 percent) expect to hire seasonal workers in Q4, the same as last year. An increasing number of these employers are viewing seasonal hiring as a means to test-drive candidates for more permanent roles. Sixty-two percent expect to hire some of their seasonal staff for full-time positions, up from 57 percent last year and a big leap from 42 percent two years ago.

Companies across industries are hiring seasonal workers for:

  • Customer Service – 37 percent
  • Administrative/Clerical Support – 19 percent
  • Accounting/Finance – 16 percent
  • Inventory Management – 16 percent
  • Shipping and Delivery – 16 percent
  • Technology – 15 percent
  • Marketing – 13 percent
  • Sales (non-retail) – 13 percent
  • Hosting/Greeting – 13 percent

“Overall, permanent and seasonal hiring in the fourth quarter will be on par with last year, with one-third of employers planning to add staff in either category,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “However, campaigns for a higher minimum wage, paired with a tighter labor market for lower-skill and semi-skill jobs, is giving job seekers more of an edge when it comes to compensation. Wage growth, while still a serious concern, will likely see a lift in the coming months.”



Improving re-entry outcomes for those with Long Island jobs

September 28th, 2016

A new round of grants are going to improve re-entry outcomes for convicts with Long Island jobs, among other locations.

The U.S. Department of Labor has invested $6.4 million in grants to provide currently and formerly incarcerated individuals with important jobs skills and resources by establishing additional American Job Centers inside correctional facilities, and create an online clearinghouse – in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice – to make information needed to expunge criminal records more readily available to further remove barriers to employment.

At the same time, the Justice Department is also announcing over $53 million in Second Chance grants to help state, local, and tribal government agencies, and community organizations serve formerly incarcerated people in their communities. The funds awarded today are part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce recidivism and promote reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics report the nation’s more than 3,000 county jails release over 11 million people each year. Many of these individuals have few job skills and struggle with transitioning back into local communities and obtaining gainful employment. Research shows that providing improved education and more job opportunities to these people can reduce recidivism and remove many barriers to success – making our communities safer.

“America has always been a land of laws and opportunity, that’s why this administration is doing everything it can to move beyond locking people up and instead working to unlock their potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “These grants will help people – who have paid their debt to society – transition from prison to prosperity by contributing fully to our nation’s economy and way of life.”

“If we expect the millions of Americans who come into contact with our justice system to become contributing members of our communities, we have a responsibility to give them the skills and support they need to succeed,” said Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Karol V. Mason. “By providing critical job training, helping to clear criminal records, and offering an array of services to ease the transition back into society, we are tapping a large vein of human potential that can lead us to greater public safety.”

Finance jobs in Long Island climb

September 8th, 2016

The newest labor reports predict that finance jobs in Long Island have grown.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in August, and the unemployment rate remained at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Employment in food services and drinking places continued to trend up over the month (+34,000). Over the year, the industry has added 312,000 jobs. Social assistance added 22,000 jobs over the month, with most of the growth in individual and family services (+17,000).

In August, employment in professional and technical services edged up (+20,000), about in line with its average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+24,000).

Financial activities employment continued on an upward trend in August (+15,000), with a gain in securities, commodity contracts, and investments (+6,000).

Over the year, financial activities has added 167,000 jobs. Health care employment continued to trend up in August (+14,000), but at a slower pace than the average monthly gain over the prior 12 months (+39,000). In August, hospitals added 11,000 jobs, and employment in ambulatory health care services trended up (+13,000).

A job loss in nursing and residential care facilities (-9,000) offset a gain in July. Employment in mining continued to trend down in August (-4,000). Since reaching a peak in September 2014, employment in mining has declined by 223,000, with losses concentrated in support activities for mining.

Employment in several other industries–including construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, temporary help services, and government–changed little over the month.

The average workweek for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 34.3 hours in August. In manufacturing, the workweek declined by 0.2 hour to 40.6 hours, while overtime was unchanged at 3.3 hours. The average workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls decreased by 0.1 hour to 33.6 hours.


Long Island medical records jobs get a boost

September 6th, 2016

A new survey about the changing face of culture shows us how Long Island medical records jobs may just be getting a boost.

CareerBuilder is releasing new research that sheds light on the marketplace in which they operate. CareerBuilder’s 2016 Labor Day study explores three key drivers of employment changes in the U.S., trends associated with each driver and occupations that are among those benefitting the most.

“There are multiple factors that will influence job growth or deceleration, but most of the major shifts in employment today are tied to lifestyle changes, technology advancement and globalization,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder and co-author of The Talent Equation. “Whether we’re talking about the rise of the sharing economy, the power of smart technology or companies communicating in multiple languages and time zones, these trends are moving the needle on job growth for a wide variety of fields.”

CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm Emsi collects and interprets data from more than 100 national and local employment resources. While there are numerous variables that will influence employment shifts, for the purposes of this study, CareerBuilder and Emsi looked at a short list of trends that have played some part in the growth of specific occupations. The following tables highlight trends that fit within the main categories of lifestyle changes, technology advancement and globalization and show how specific occupations have been positively impacted.

Lifestyle Changes Occupation Impacted Current Number of Jobs Number of Jobs Added 2012 to 2016 Percentage of Job Growth
2012 to 2016
People are choosing to eat out more, giving rise to the “foodie” generation. Cooks, Restaurant 1,219,433 164,804 16%
More people are embracing the sharing economy. (example: Uber) Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 283,175 37,023 15%
America is becoming more health-conscious. Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 309,519 33,303 12%
Families are more careful with finances after the last recession. Personal Financial Advisors 257,493 29,913 13%
More people are choosing to bank and shop online. Information Security Analysts 86,563 9,342 12%
Couples are postponing having children until later in life. Obstetricians and Gynecologists 25,219 1,082 4%
Technology Advancement Occupation Impacted Current Number of Jobs Number of Jobs Added 2012 to 2016 Percentage of Job Growth
2012 to 2016
There’s an “app” for everything and “smart” technology is moving beyond phones to clothes, homes and more. Software Developers, Applications 772,195 112,045 17%
Technology has made advertising become more intuitive and effective based on ability to track and interpret online behavior. Marketing Managers 208,611 19,024 10%
Technology has become ingrained in everyday life and is how people stay connected. Computer User Support Specialists 665,646 63,849 11%
Technology is catching health disorders sooner and extending lives. Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 198,831 14,451 8%
Technology is enabling companies to corral and interpret big data to make better business decisions. Database Administrators 120,476 9,794 9%
Technology is integrated into countless consumer and business products with new offerings and iterations released all the time. Technical Writers 55,129 5,381 11%
Globalization Occupation Impacted Current Number of Jobs Number of Jobs Added 2012 to 2016 Percentage of Job Growth
2012 to 2016
Companies are serving customers in different time zones, meaning workers are needed at all hours. Customer Service Representatives 2,674,925 225,910 9%
Companies are looking to gain a greater understanding of international markets they’re targeting. Market Research Analysts 532,336 67,551 15%
Expanding beyond borders is requiring communication in different languages. Interpreters and Translators 78,455 9,845 14%
There is greater emphasis on preserving the global environment. Wind Turbine Service Technicians 7,061 1,889 37%
Maps for mobile phones and navigation systems are in demand as people explore new terrain. Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 13,193 1,802 16%


Will market research analysts jobs in Long Island be lost?

August 30th, 2016

A new survey posits that market research analyst jobs in Long Island may be on the decline, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder.

The U.S. economy is expected to add 7,232,517 jobs over the next five years — a 5 percent increase — but a new study from CareerBuilder and Emsi shows that workers in middle-wage jobs may not find as many opportunities.

High-wage and low-wage occupations are each projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2021, but middle-wage jobs are only estimated to grow 3 percent. At the same time, 61 percent of the 173 occupations expected to lose jobs over the next five years are in the middle-wage category.

The following is a list of occupations that rank among the top for projected growth or declines in employment for each wage category from 2016 to 2021. Each of the growing occupations listed are those adding at least 50,000 jobs over the next five years.

Growing High-Wage Occupations

Occupation 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs Jobs Added
2016 – 2021
2016 – 2021
% Change
Software Developers, Applications 772,195 861,122 88,927 12%
Computer Systems Analysts 600,001 671,245 71,244 12%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 532,336 590,363 58,027 11%
Management Analysts 798,484 870,713 72,229 9%
Registered Nurses 2,870,340 3,116,957 246,617 9%

Declining High-Wage Occupations

Occupation 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs Jobs Added
2016 – 2021
2016 – 2021
% Change
Postal Service Mail Carriers 303,325 279,023 (24,302) (8%)
Reporters and Correspondents 47,501 44,063 (3,438) (7%)
Construction Managers 368,245 350,774 (17,471) (5%)
Real Estate Sales Agents 415,006 400,417 (14,589) (4%)
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating
622,435 617,020 (5,415) (1%)

Growing Middle-Wage Occupations

Occupation 2016 Jobs 2021 Jobs Jobs Added
2016 – 2021
2016 – 2021
% Change
Medical Assistants 631,435 701,056 69,621 11%
Customer Service Representatives 2,674,925 2,846,989 172,064 6%
Maintenance and Repair Workers 1,466,944 1,535,161 68,217 5%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,926,886 2,009,133 82,247 4%
Office Clerks 3,365,039 3,489,518 124,479 4%