The April jobs report reflected economic strength and continued good news in hiring trends. Over the next eight weeks, thousands of college graduates will enter the job pool in that hot market.
The Bloomberg summary of the April edition of the monthly jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said it well:
"The number of people filing for unemployment benefits has declined to the lowest level in more than four decades. Private employers have added jobs for seven straight years. The share of people working part-time rather than full-time for economic reasons has fallen. Even the participation rate, the measure of those working or looking for jobs, has been stable after falling to lows not seen since the 1970s."
In this setting, CTC is adding to its services to member colleges and universities. The CTC Job Board continues to experience explosive growth. Thousands of jobs are open in every imaginable sector, from startups in virtual reality to biotech leaders to aerospace giants (review a selected set of featured employers on our FRONT PAGE HERE). Life sciences, data analysis, and cybersecurity are among the fields in highest demand.
From UC San Diego to Cal State Humboldt, graduation season means thousands of graduates looking for the perfect fit. Between 23 Cal State schools, nine University of California campuses, and many more private institutions, graduating students are on a quest.
Our effort will be to provide support to the career centers of those schools. The CTC Job Board helps job seekers by providing each individual with the opportunity to:
- Post a resume
- Create custom job searches
- Set up job alerts
- Establish email notifications of new opportunities
We've already begun outreach to member institutions, and we're interested in your help to better serve graduating students. Here are three things you can do to help us serve grads better: