The job market is strong in 2023, yet many worry about the prospects of securing a new job. The state of the economy, alongside a torrent of highly publicized tech layoffs increase uncertainty around future employment.
However, the numbers are in, and they are promising.
This past year, unemployment plummeted to its lowest rate in five decades. The US experienced a near record number of job openings, which stands at 9.824 million open roles as of July 2023.
This means, right now, there are about two job openings for every unemployed person. The last time this ratio rose above 1 was in 2018.
So if you’re on the hunt for a new job or planning to be soon, the job market is ready for you.
Which companies are hiring now
While some downsized this year, there are many companies scouring the labor market for employees like you.
Some of the top companies include:
Jobs: Five9 is currently looking for new employees in marketing, finance, customer success, technical operations, and more.
Jobs: ESO Solutions is currently hiring 11 positions in accounting, software development, marketing, and more.
Jobs: Hitatchi currently has 241 open positions in human resources, engineering, management, and more.
Dental Care Alliance
Jobs: Dental Care Alliance is hiring dentists and dental assistants across the country.
Jobs: AMR is currently seeking paramedics, nurses, fleet mechanics, and more to fill roles across the country.
Jobs: Verizon is currently hiring over 2,000 positions in software development, retail, field technician, and more.
Jobs: AT&T is hiring for various roles including data engineering, software engineering, product development, automation testing, quality assurance, and more.
Jobs: Crowdstrike currently has over 200 open positions in account management, support engineering, sales analytics, and more.
EBSCO Information Services
Industry: Information services
Jobs: EBSCO is looking to fill 16 positions in graphic design, e-content, accounting, and more.
Industry: Financial software
Jobs: Intuit is currently hiring 246 positions in customer experience, management, software engineering, and more.
Industry: National security
Jobs: According to a January 2023 press release, the NSA is launching an unprecedented hiring effort this year. They are currently hiring for roles in cybersecurity, computer science, intelligence analysis, language analysis, engineering, and mathematical science.
Jobs: Shutterfly has open roles in data management, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and more.
Jobs: As of January 2023, Alaska Airlines announced plans to hire 3,525 new employees across a variety of roles including pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents, maintenance technicians, managers, and more.
Jobs: Boeing plans to hire an whopping 10,000 new workers in 2023 in engineering, manufacturing, business development, and more.
Jobs: United plans to hire 2,500 new pilots in 2023 to meet increasing travel demands, but is also looking to hire in digital technology, technical operations, and more.
Jobs: In January 2023, Chipotle announced intentions to hire 15,000 new workers to meet staffing shortages, including roles in management and food preparation.
Growing Industries in 2023
Some industries are experiencing a higher level of demand than others. Because securing a job in growing industries will be easier, you may want to center your job search in one of these areas if possible.
A growing population (and especially a growing older population) is increasing the demand for healthcare and expanding the need for healthcare professionals.
Over the next 7 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts healthcare will experience the fastest employment growth rate of any industry, creating an estimated 2.6 million jobs.
The need for IT is increasing with the rise of digital technology and transformation in business.
The IT industry is expected to grow more rapidly than most other industries between now and 2031, expanding 15% and creating about 682,800 new jobs.
An increasing population is driving the need for construction as more houses and businesses emerge to serve the excess of people.
Experts expect the construction industry to grow steadily, achieving approximately a 4% growth between 2021 and 2031.
While the pandemic supersized the ecommerce industry — with online sales increasing 43% in 2020 — in-person retail is bouncing back. Because of this, both ecommerce and in-person retail are expected to see an increase in job openings. The BLS predicts the retail industry will gain approximately 564,400 openings each year for the next decade.
This article was written by Danielle Murphy.
Danielle Murphy is a content writer and copywriter with a passion for helping businesses meet their marketing goals with writing. When she’s not working (or writing for fun), she’s hiking or hobby farming around her home in New Hampshire.