NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– There are millions of people in the Tri-State area currently looking for a new job, or at least contemplating a career change.
CBS2 is revealing the companies that are hiring, the positions that are available, and even how much they’re willing to pay.
“I’m a fast learner, I’m eager, I’m ready to work,” James McLean told CBS2.
Now all McLean needs is a job offer. He joins the ranks of more than three million other New Yorkers currently out of work.
Whether you recently graduated, you were laid off, or maybe you’re reinventing yourself, CBS2 wants to help.
We pulled the data with the help of the New York State Department of Labor to find out “where the jobs are.”
“We’re showing huge gains in this big cluster they call managerial, professional, creative,” Jim Brown, a labor market analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor, told CBS2.
Brown said New York is experiencing tremendous job growth right now, with several hundred thousand new positions in every field from accounting and media to computer trade. New positions that include: the director of finance for Wyndham Worldwide Hotels, social media specialist at the staffing agency Robert Half and software engineer with Zoll Medical Research.
“Jobs at every level of skill,” Brown said.
And every given salary. One listing for a cyber security expert with Deloitte Consulting is a position that typically starts at $80,000 a year.
“We’re seeing an uptick in HR type jobs too,” Brown said, who explained there’s also a need for truck drivers, lawyers, and ad execs.
Tracy Wilen, author of “Employed For Life,” said people need to look at the trends that are happening on the job market.
“I met a personal trainer. He took extra certification so that he could focus on personal training for people who are 50 plus,” Wilen said of one occupation you wouldn’t typically think of.
Wilen and other experts say to be successful today you need to recreate your job to fit the need.
“Say a nurse, you think hospital but then when you look around, you discover a significant number of nurses are employed in the insurance industry, in management of home health care firms,” Brown said.
It’s something McLean is hoping to do with his hospitality skills to land a new job in finance.
CBS2 advises when you do land that interview, to avoid the three don’ts: freezing up, dominating the conversation, and throwing someone under the bus.
You can find hundreds of thousands of currently available jobs from the New York State Department of Labor.