Recruiting Trends Show Hiring Red Hot This Summer: LinkedIn Workforce Report July 2017

July 13, 2017

Hiring has been very strong in 2017. But it has been red hot this summer. Hiring across the U.S. was 12.1% higher in June than in June 2016. Hiring has been so hot in fact that May and June were the biggest months for hiring since the Summer of 2015. That’s according to our July LinkedIn Workforce Report. The industries that are hiring the most are oil and energy, manufacturing and industrial and aerospace, automotive, and transportation. If you’re looking for a new gig in these industries, check out LinkedIn Jobs!

Additionally, while there has been a lot of talk recently about the record number of retail store closures this year, and about 90,000 workers in the industry losing their jobs, we discovered that several cities — like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York City, Austin, and Denver — need more workers with retail skills. Which ones? They range from cashiering and retail sales, to visual merchandising, inventory management, and planograms, to new store development. If you’re in retail and are looking for a new gig, be sure to check out open retail jobs in these cities.

For more insights on the latest recruiting trends, please read the full July LinkedIn Workforce Report.