A Rundown of Recruiting-News, Odds and Sods, and Some Recommended Reading
Sourcing in the Source Code: Whoever is handling guerilla job marketing for the Biden team needs to take a bow. Using a tactic that pretty much guarantees targeted eyeballs (unless a famous hacker finds it and shares it on Twitter and then, well, you get a range of eyeballs), the campaign dropped a job ad in a very specific spot.
LinkUp is Out With Their Cannabis Job Report: The job board does a solid job of studying the labor market, and they just took a look at a fast-growing industry: pot. The report shows "a shift from marketing and development occupations to more production and sales oriented occupations. The highest job counts are found among front-line supervisors: production and operating workers, customer service reps, and front-line supervisors: retail sales workers." Not surprisingly, the states with the highest total jobs were California and Colorado, where recreational marijuana has been legal longest. Massachusetts, however, has the employer with the largest number of jobs and the largest growth in new jobs.
Dell's Program Geared Towards Recruiting People With Autism is Fantastic: RNN reported on Ford Motor Companies focus on recruiting and employing people with autism. We were remiss in not bringing up this stellar program from Dell. What's especially impressive is how they responded to the pandemic. Recognizing that the pandemic was hitting people with disabilities disproportionately (the unemployment rate for people with disabilities has increased to almost twice the national average), Dell went virtual with their 3-year-old program, setting it up so that it could continue to reach the population where they lived. Huge kuddos to Dell's team.
Minnesota Ramps Up Staffing Support for Care Facilities: Emergency staffing services are being offered via a private-public partnership in Minnesota to help long-term care facilities cope with staffing shortfalls which in turn lead to increased infection and death rates. "139 workers have filled more than 500 two-week shifts at care facilities across the state. With aggressive recruitment, state officials said they hope to deploy as many as 700 workers at care settings by the end of December, when federal funding for the program will run out." [Star Tribune]
Boeing Hiring Pilots To Help Airlines Relaunch 737 MAX: The branding for this job opening is going to be fascinating. [Reuters]
Australia is Seeing a Serious Hiring Surge: For the past 5 out of 6 months, the country has been adding jobs. "The economy added 90,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 180,400 gain in October, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. An hour later, the government said in its mid-year update that unemployment will peak at 7.5% in the first quarter of 2021, down from a previous 8% estimate." [BloombergQuint]
Recommended Reading/ Viewing
The Forgotten Events of 2020: 17 things you've already forgotten happened in 2020 [The Week]
Epidemiologist looks to the past to predict second post-pandemic 'roaring 20s': Just don't remind them what came after the 20's... [Guardian]