While job gains may have been sparse in recent years due to the pressures of the country's economic recession, recent data shows employment in certain industries has improved. Employees for healthcare positions and IT security jobs, for example, have been in increasing demand recently.
Now, a new poll from Harris Interactive shows Americans are acknowledging these employment improvements and consequently brightening their outlook on the nation's jobs picture and overall economic outlook. Published on March 28, the survey of more than 2,400 adults found that 20 percent of Americans think the job market is good in their region of the country.
That was the highest percentage of respondents to offer a positive response to that query since July 2008, when 30 percent of Americans felt optimistic about their local job markets. Job sentiment has improved each quarter since last year.
In addition, 33 percent of respondents believe their local job market will continue to improve over the next six months. Even so, 63 percent of Americans say they are still concerned over their family's ability to cover costs and expenses this year.
"The large number of Americans communicating concern about covering their family's expenses is disconcerting and indicates that while we may be moving in the right direction, the country still has a way to go on the road to full economic recovery," said Harris in a press release.
Many businesses in the tech industry have contributed positively to the country's job picture by increasing hiring for IT jobs, however recruiting ideal candidates can be a challenge, particularly for newer companies that have yet to establish a strong human resources arm. Businesses that require talent acquisition or HR procurement assistance m
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