Vol. XIII – Edureka Career Watch – 11th May 2019

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Vol. XIII – Edureka Career Watch – 11th May 2019

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“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”– Jim Rohn

Careers and jobs are some of the most important aspects of every individual’s life. And while each one of us hopes to do something that we enjoy and also pays well, most of us do not have enough time to spare in order to research and find a job that fits us the best. Edureka Career Watch, as always, hopes to change this by bringing you the top stories related to careers and job trends in the market that might help you make the next great decision in your career.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the curation of stories we were able to make for you this week.

US Unemployment Rate Continues to Dip, Over 7M Job Openings Available

In what seems to have become an expected trend this year, the US job market seems to be doing better than ever before. According to a recent report by the Labor Department, there are currently significantly more job openings in the US as compared to the number of unemployed people. These numbers stand at over 7 million job vacancies and 5.8 million unemployed in the first quarter of 2019. The report states that the US has added almost 263,000 jobs in the same timeframe bringing down the unemployment rate to 3.6 percent. This is the lowest recorded value since 1953.

The upward graph in employment and job openings is not limited just to the US. Similar trends have been observed in different countries across the globe.

via BLS

Up-skill today to make full use of these new job openings.

Microsoft is Looking to Fill Several Technology & Software Roles

One of the biggest names in the IT sector, Microsoft has recently listed a handful of job openings targeted towards technology and software professionals. The Redmond giant is looking for software engineers, program managers, technical solutions professionals and support engineers, engineering managers, machine learning engineers and data scientists with varying degrees of experience. What’s more, is that these roles are available across several of the company’s bases including locations in the US, India, Singapore, and more.

via Microsoft

Star Wars Creator is Expanding Its Employee Base, Lists Several Open Positions

One of Disney’s most famous subsidiaries and the creator of one of the best movie franchises of all time, Lucasfilm is looking to expand its employee base. The company recently listed several job openings in an attempt to add new talent to its pool. A major observation here is that a handful of these vacancies are technology-centric. Roles like technology project managers and software engineers are open for mid to senior-level professionals looking to build lucrative careers in one of the biggest names in the entertainment sector.

With almost every sector becoming more and more dependent on technology, there are going to be hundreds, if not thousands of more vacancies like these hitting the job landscape in the near future.

via Disney

Learn the latest technologies today and make sure you are prepared for opportunities like these.

Tesla Australia Gearing Up for Model 3 Launch, Seeks to Increase Its Headcount

The world’s largest electric carmaker, Tesla is looking to increase the number of employees it’s housing in its Australian base. This hiring campaign comes as part of the release of the company’s new EV, the Model 3. According to reports, Tesla is looking for both technical and non-technical professionals including support staff, sales, and marketing professionals et cetera. Another thing to note here is that these roles are geared towards entry to mid-level professionals.

via The Driven

Amazon has Over 30,000 Open Job Vacancies & Keeps Listing More

According to a recent report by Thinknum, one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Amazon is looking to expand even further. The report states that the number of individual job postings by Amazon crossed a whopping 30,000 last month and the upward trend seems to be continuing with no hints at slowing down. You can check out the division of the different job openings across the board at the company’s different bases as shown below:

Companies like Amazon are planning and executing expansions for quite a while now which is bringing hundreds of jobs to the market.

via Thinknum

Up-skill yourself today to be first in line to take advantage of these job openings.

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These were the major news stories related to job openings and career trends in the market this week. If you have any questions, suggestions or there are any specific topics you’d like us to cover, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below. Edureka Career Watch will be back next week with the top stories that you need to know. So, make sure you are subscribed to our blog through the subscription button below and never miss these important updates.

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