In a time when many industries are declining as a result of the poor economic conditions, it appears as though Government & Military jobs are continuing to thrive. According to the December 2008 Milgram Report, this industry experienced a 33.63% increase in the number of jobs in December 2008 when compared the number of jobs posted in November 2008.
On the flip side, the report indicated that Military & Government Resumes declined by -13.31% in December 2008 when compared to the number of resumes posted in November 2008.
There could be many reasons these transitions in the Government Sector, most notably, the fact that President Barack Obama just took office this week. In any election year, it is expected for there to be many job turnovers, especially when there is a change of party in the White House.
According to a new government report released on Thursday, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose last week to a 26-year high. The initial filings for state jobless benefits rose 62,000 to 589,000 for the week ended Jan. 17.
With many Americans out of work and fearing a potential lay-off, let’s hope that the influx of Military jobs is the first of many industries to be impacted by our new President taking office.
To read more about job and resume trends in December 2008, please visit the full December 2008 Milgram Report.