2006 Job Trends
2 million new jobs predicted for 2006
Sales, information technology, accounting and finance, and health care are among the leading fields for job growth in 2006, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com.
This growth will contribute to a predicted 2 million more jobs in 2006, mirroring the 2 million new jobs also created in 2005.
Fifty-four percent of hiring managers polled for the survey say they will increase their staffs in the coming year, with most of the growth coming in IT, health care, accounting and finance, sales and customer services, according to the results of the “2006 Job Forecast.”
“Despite record energy costs and the destruction caused by hurricanes and other disasters in the U.S., the nation’s economy has managed to expand at a healthy pace and is paving the way for a sturdy job market in 2006,” Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder.com, said of the results.
Employers seeking new executives can expect to see a high rate of available talent in the sales, information technology, accounting and finance sectors. According to the survey, 33 percent of sales and IT workers will enter the market, with 32 percent of accounting and finance industry talent doing so.