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2016’s Highly Recruited Roles

Yesterday we explored Randstad’s projections for the hottest jobs in 2016. Today we provide more in-demand jobs in the IT, manufacturing and logistics, and office and administration fields.

Information Technology

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, with National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Project Manager: $73,000 to $121,000, with an average of $98,000
  2. Software Engineer: $72,000 to $109,000, with an average of $90,000
  3. Network and Security Engineers: $52,000 to $137,000, with an average of $93,000

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say …

More and more candidates working within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, specifically IT, will be highly sought after as more complex issues related to cyber risk and business compliance continue to arise. More broadly, companies will also seek experienced IT professionals who possess soft skills, like strong writing and communication abilities.
—Bob Dickey, group president, Technology & Engineering, Randstad US

Manufacturing and Logistics

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, with National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Machine Operator: $19.08 per hour with 6 years of experience
  2. Forklift Operator: $16.22 per hour with 6 years of experience
  3. Laborer—Warehouse: $14.13 per hour with 5 years of experience

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say …

As the economy continues to improve and consumer spending responds positively, manufacturers will look to expand their business, which necessitates a consistent pipeline of skilled talent. However, many manufacturing talent will quickly accept new employment offers to advance their pay grade. This means that in addition to paying competitively, hiring managers need to vigilantly address the full scope of talent attraction and retention options, such as proactively offering career development opportunities or performance-based pay increases.
—Traci L. Fiatte, group president, Randstad US

Office and Administration

Top Three In-Demand Jobs, with National Average Salaries and Wages

  1. Intermediate-Level Administrative Assistant: $20.43 per hour with 6 years of experience
  2. Intermediate-Level Customer Service: $19.02 per hour with 6 years of experience
  3. Entry-Level Customer Service: $14.35 per hour with 1 year of experience

Randstad’s Industry Experts Say …

The administrative role continues to evolve, particularly as new technologies are introduced into office and customer service workflows. Additionally, many organizations are coping with Baby Boomers retiring at a rapid pace by advancing current administrative employees into more senior roles, rather than replacing the position outright. These trends create great opportunity for administrative talent with exceptional technology skills and the ability to interact well with business leaders or a sophisticated, demanding customer base.
—Traci L. Fiatte, group president, Randstad US

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