Thursday, April 30, 2009

Find Federal "Stimulus" Recovery Act Contract Awards In NJ

If you are looking for a job, perhaps you might want to find out what companies have been awarded contracts in New Jersey under the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act commonly known as the "stimulus act". The list is only just beginning to form as awards are issued. Go to and select "fbo search" and put in "recovery award jersey"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Federal Government Jobs For Students

Occupational Outlook Quarterly describes a new Federal Governmnet Job Board for students. Go directly to the article by clicking here. The main site for federal government jobs is but you also have to search the separate agencies described in Excepted Agencies .

Information Technology Job Trends

The Spring 2009 issue of Occupational Outlook Quarterly has an 8 page article on job trends in Information Technology. Go to it directly by clicking here The article identifies major job groups in the IT field and relies on data from the Current Population Survey. Overall IT occupations grew by about 8% from 2001 to 2007. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts overall growth from 2006 to 2016 at 24%, but those predictions were made before the current recession.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Career In Education Presentation

The Monmouth County Library's Career Information Center will present a program on Careers in the Educational Services Industry in Monmouth County on Friday, April 24th at 10am. The educational services industry includes public and private schools, colleges, trade schools, tutoring services and adult education providers. It is the third largest industry in Monmouth County. Occupations range from include teachers, health care workers, cooks, bus drivers, custodians, coaches, teachers assistants etc. Statistical information will be based on the Career Guide To Industries (from the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Local Employment Dynamics from the US Census Department.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Careers In Educational Services Friday April 24th 10am

The Monmouth County Library Career Information Center will present a program on Careers In Educational Services on Friday, April 24th at 10am at the Eastern Branch Library on route 35 in Shrewsbury, NJ. The educational services industry includes both private and public schools at all levels from Kindergarten to Graduate Schools. Occupations range from teachers to secretaries. It is the third largest industry in Monmouth County. Presentation will demonstrate how to find data on occupational titles, training, growth rates and working conditions. Presentation is based on data from the US Census and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The core resource, "Career Guide to Industries" chapter on Educational Services can be viewed at one line by clicking here.

The Facts on the Monmouth County Economy 2009

If you are looking for a job in Monmouth County, you should look at the "Monmouth County Fact Book" published in Febuary 2009 by the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It's preface states "a snapshot of its people and economy. Included are facts and figures on current industry trends, population, unemployment and income.........industry and occupational projections." The Fact Book is in pdf format; click here to get to the list of county Fact Books and select Monmouth.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Jersey Gets Federal Funds For Job Training

New Jersey is the first state to qualify for funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. New Jersey qualifies for the funds because it provides unemployment insurance to people who are in training programs and to people who were only working part-time. For further information on this program click here.