The U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday it had upwardly revised economic expansion figures from the second quarter of this year. Though the government had initially pegged GDP growth at 1.0 percent, the Commerce Department affirmed GDP grew at an annual rate of 1.3 percent
, helping to fuel optimism among economists and public officials.
As the nation seemingly totters on the abyss, potentially falling back into a recession, economists and labor experts assert many businesses are still looking to hire. Even during times of tepid economic activity, consumers continue to purchase automobiles, buy homes and spend money, experts assert, and a careful study of job listings reveals companies in certain sectors are still looking to expand their payrolls.
There are thousands of available positions in the U.S., but it takes a little time and effort to sort through the detritus on the path to finding a new job. Firms are rapidly and aggressively looking to fill sales jobs
, experts affirm, especially as strong sales departments help businesses to log higher revenue and drive overall growth.
A number of large companies such as Google are seeking to hire those with sales experience, and many smaller businesses are similarly looking to expand their sales departments.
What's more, tech jobs
are in high demand. The fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are projected to expand over the coming decade, and engineers, software developers and companies are pursuing those with backgrounds in science and mathematics.
Analysts assert there are a myriad of businesses searching for qualified workers to fill vacant accounting jobs
. The Dodd-Frank Act, passed by the U.S. in 2010, along with other regulatory overhauls have spurred an uptick in demand for workers with accounting degrees, with average salaries exceedingly competitive, experts say.
In a competitive labor market, those looking to find a new job must work that much harder, Georgetown University public policy professor Harry Holzer told MarketWatch. Still, Holzer affirmed there are available positions regardless of the current economic climate.
"Even in an economy with a lot of slack in it, there are always jobs to be filled," he said. "There are new jobs created. There are old jobs that are experiencing turnover. The problem is there aren’t enough of them for all of the unemployed workers who want them."