The 50th anniversary of HR Magazine has an article this month titled: Challenges in Staffing. If you are a SHRM member, click on this link, punch in your member number and you are there.
The article notes three specific areas which they believe will provide challenges in the near future: aging population, education, and global competition.
The article notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor has developed projections of the 10 fastest-growing industries over the period 2002 to 2012.
Here's the first five:
1) Residential care facilities
2) Home health services
3) Community care facilities for the elderly
4) Employment services
5) Vocational rehabilitation services
Will staffing increase in the sectors that cater to the older generation as those industries grow on demand? Absolutely. Do we need to expand the flexibility of our labor markets and find new ways to reach this segment of talent? Yes.
The five remaining industries projected to grow over the next decade all relate to technology and require a well-educated workforce:
6) Software publishers
7) Internet service providers
8) Scientific and technical consulting services
9) Computer systems design
10) Wireless telecommunications carriers
Wireless Telecom is self-explanatory. How many people do you know that do not have a cell phone? That's what I thought.
Maybe that's why this could be one of the hottest industries for many years to come.
Maybe that's why the Masked-Blogger is makin' a change on December 23rd.
More to come.
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