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Building Tech Talent: How to Find Workers With Disruptive Skills

Most employers who need the hottest skills in tech are missing out on a big opportunity: developing the workers they already have, according to new research from Emsi Burning Glass. Based on the report, Building a Disruptive Workforce, employers are definitely on a buying spree to find the top 10 disruptive IT skills that are […]

Emsi Burning Glass – a Message from CEO, Matt Sigelman

As Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi join together, Matt Sigelman, CEO of Emsi Burning Glass, shares his thoughts on the merger.

Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi Announce Merger to Provide Deeper Labor Market Insights and Advance Workforce Development

Burning Glass Technologies today announced it is merging with Emsi to create a leading labor market analytics firm.

Global to Local: CyberSeek Indiana Launches to Close Cybersecurity Gaps

After launching CyberSeek at the national level in both the United States and Australia, Burning Glass is now launching it at the local level in Indiana.

Getting Workforce Investment Right: House Testimony on WIOA

The workforce system needs to keep up with the speed of change in the job market, and the best way to do that is to use a “skill adjacency” strategy.
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Strategic Workforce Planning: The New HR Support to Companies

strategic workforce planning is gaining momentum in many organizations and it is undoubtedly the best support the HR department can provide to business.
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Meeting Challenges With Data for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

The chief diversity officer has a mandate for ambitious equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. Data analytics can provide a starting point in empowering specific actions. So how can a chief diversity officer make the case for change?
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Testing Tradeoff? 80% of Federal Cybersecurity Jobs Ask for a Drug Test

The federal government is more likely to ask for drug testing in cybersecurity jobs than private employers. Burning Glass data shows but more than 80% of federal cybersecurity jobs explicitly require a drug test, compared to about 5-6% of cybersecurity job postings overall.

CyberSeek™ Strengthens the US Cybersecurity Workforce with New Data and Resources on Careers, Credentials and Employment Options

CyberSeek™ has expanded and updated its resources in its ongoing effort to close the cybersecurity talent gap for the US Cybersecurity Workforce.

Tracking the Rise of Artificial Intelligence with Job Postings 

Artificial intelligence is permeating nearly every industry while requests for AI skills have grown five-fold since 2013 internationally. 

Securing a Nation: Improving Federal Cybersecurity Hiring

Will Markow, lead author of the new Burning Glass Technologies report on cybersecurity hiring, discusses what the federal government is doing with its cybersecurity workforce—and how it can do better.

1 in 5 Federal Cybersecurity Workers Leave Annually, New Report Finds 

Nearly one in five federal cybersecurity workers leave every year, a turnover rate that could be a barrier to the government’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity.
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OECD Study: Job Posting Data an Effective Tool for Higher Education

An OECD study found that online job posting data answers key questions for higher education stakeholders as they align educational offerings with today’s fast-shifting workplace demand.

Boston Study Shows Power of Internships in Getting a Job After College

Picking the right major—and getting the right internship—are crucial to success for college graduates, according to a Boston-area study conducted with Burning Glass Technologies data.
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Identifying the Jobs and Skills that will Lead the Post-Pandemic Recovery

These five areas of the economy are likely to drive job growth once the pandemic is over, according to a new report from Burning Glass Technologies.

Digital Skills are Reshaping Singapore’s Economy

Singapore has the heaviest demand for digital skills among five Asia-Pacific economies studied by Burning Glass Technologies, according to a new report.

New Version of CyberSeek Launches to Hack Australia’s Talent Gap

CyberCX, AustCyber and a consortium of partners, including Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies and CompTIA, have today announced the Australian launch of CyberSeek.

The Great Covid Career Pivot: A Third of Britons Want to Switch Careers, but Many Have No Idea Where to Start

While a third of Britons (34%) are keen to change careers during the pandemic, City & Guilds Group aims to turn the tide on unemployment.
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Research Finds Canadian Workers Need Baseline Digital Skills to Succeed

Canadian workers need to add more baseline digital skills to their resumes to keep up with their rapidly growing digital economy.
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New Research Highlights Racial Inequities in the Workforce and Makes Actionable Recommendations for Equitable Economic Recovery

How can we combat racial inequities in the labor market? These workforce strategies can be implemented to foster broad economic prosperity.
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Demand for Digital Skills Rising in Asia-Pacific Economies

Digital occupations are dominating job postings in five Asia-Pacific economies, according to recent research report by Burning Glass Technologies and APEC.

Big Data for Diversity and Inclusion

Burning Glass CEO, Matt Sigelman shows how a big data approach for diversity and inclusion can provide a solution to setting benchmarks, finding talent, and building from within.
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New Data Reveals Racial Inequity Poses the Biggest Threat to a Lasting Recovery and Inclusive Future of Work

PolicyLink analysis spotlights the compounding racial inequities of COVID-19 and automation as barriers to economic recovery and prosperity for all Americans.
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CyberSeek™ Helps Organizations Address Growing Cybersecurity Staffing Challenges

New data from CyberSeek™ shows that the shortage of cyber professionals is approaching a danger level that puts digital privacy and infrastructure at greater risk.

Top Cybersecurity Skills for 2021: Apps, Cloud Will Dominate Demand

The top 10 fastest-growing cybersecurity skills shows employers are ready to pay more for workers who can prevent attacks before they occur by building a secure digital ecosystem from the ground up.
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District Administration: 8 steps for teaching students modern workforce skills

Educators think their schools could do a better job teaching digital skills, business acumen and the teamwork students need in the modern workforce.

Burning Glass and ASA Release New Report on Importance of Modern Workforce Skills

Burning Glass and ASA conducted research to examine the current efforts to address skill development in middle and high school, and offer guidance on classroom implementation.

Credentials Matter: Few K-12 Credentials Aligned with What Employers Want

The nation’s job credentials are still largely out of alignment with what employers want, according to a new report from Burning Glass Technologies and ExcelinEd.
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New Study: Giving Military Spouses Better Career Options

Military life can take quite a toll on the careers of military spouses, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies and Hiring Our Heroes.

Eight in 10 German Occupations Now Demand Digital Skills

Eight in 10 occupations in Germany now demand digital skills, evidence of how technology is reshaping the job market globally.
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The Conference Board: Preparing for the Post-Pandemic Labor Market

Burning Glass CEO, Matt Sigelman, joins The Conference Board to discuss the current state of the labor market and whether or not it will bounce back.

CyberSeek™ Releases New Cybersecurity Job Market Data

New cybersecurity information is available in 2020 update of CyberSeek™, a free source of cybersecurity workforce analytics and career planning information.

COVID-19 Rebound Takes Toll on Job Postings

The resurgence of COVID-19 cases, and the sudden slowdown in plans to reopen state economies, are also taking a toll on job postings.

MIT Sloan: The Recession’s Impact on Analytics and Data Science

According to Burning Glass data, new job postings in data science and analytics have declined overall, but at a slower rate than that most occupations.

Validate Your Programs with Alumni Analysis

Alumni Analysis provides detailed insight into how a school's graduates succeed, providing an overview of alumni career outcomes that can validate your current programs.

U.S. Job Postings Increase for Fourth Week in a Row in May

Online job postings increased for four straight weeks in May in what could be an early sign of economic recovery from the COIVD-19 pandemic. 

New Report: People of Color Hardest Hit by Pandemic’s Decline in Job Postings

People of color and immigrants are bearing the brunt of declines in job postings  because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. 

Contact Tracing: The Rising Role of the Pandemic?

Pandemics not only destroy jobs but they also create them, as demonstrated by the sudden surge of interest in “contact tracers.”

Opportunity Insights Tracker Combines Economic Data on Pandemic

The new Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker uses Burning Glass data, along with other sources, to measure the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Study Concludes Reversing COVID-19 Stay at Home Orders Won’t Turn Around Labor Demand

Economists find that the timing of stay-at-home orders didn’t affect the drop in the job market—and lifting those orders may not turn that around.

Jobs that Demand Less Education Take Bigger Hit in Pandemic Job Postings

New research finds that the higher the education and experience level required for a job, the more likely it is that employers will still be hiring for it in the depths of the pandemic.

UK Job Postings Tumble 63% as Coronavirus Impacts Job Market

Job postings in the UK have dropped 63% since the beginning of March, showing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s labour market.
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Canadian Job Postings Fall by One-Third in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

According to new research, job postings in Canada have dropped by 34% since early March when the impact of the coronavirus began to be felt.
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UK, NZ See Major Declines in Job Postings During Pandemic

New research shows the United Kingdom and New Zealand have suffered sharp declines in job postings since the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Help Wanted OnLine Index Declines in March

The March edition of The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ Index declined 1.5%.
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COVID-19 Impact: Are Tech Jobs Recession-Proof?

Employers aren't staffing up in tech support jobs to handle the millions of new workers who are telecommuting, according to new Burning Glass research.
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COVID-19 Impact: Which Metro Areas Have the Biggest Drop in Job Postings?

Metro areas that depend on tech, government, health care, and retail for their economies are seeing smaller drops in job postings than tourism centers.

Researching the Impact of COVID-19 Using Labor Insight

Understand the reports available on Labor Insight, what we have already seen in the market, and the best practices for analyzing data in the short term.

COVID-19 Impact: U.S. Job Postings Fall 43% in March

The coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on the job market, with new job postings falling 43% from the week of March 2 to the week of March 30.
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COVID-19 Impact: What Industries are Pulling Back Job Postings?

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is enormous and strikes every industry, but entertainment and the arts have seen a 70% drop in job postings in recent weeks.

COVID-19 Impact on Jobs

The states suffering the greatest jobs impact from the coronavirus pandemic aren’t necessarily those with the highest number of cases but those most dependent on vulnerable industries like manufacturing and tourism, according to a new analysis released today by Burning Glass Technologies.
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Help Wanted OnLine Index Unchanged in February

Labor demand as measured by online job postings was essentially unchanged in January, according to The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ Index
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Hire Smarter: Don’t Raise the Bar, Specify the Skills

A Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia report using Burning Glass data shows the more specific skills cited in a job posting, the less time it takes to fill.
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All Jobs are Local: Canadian Edition

The same job title can require different skills depending on locale, a possible hurdle for schools looking to align curriculum with the job market.
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Help Wanted OnLine Index Essentially Flat in January

Labor demand as measured by online job postings was essentially unchanged in January, according to The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ Index
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Davos Report Identifies ‘Emerging Professions’ Shaping the Job Market 

Seven “emerging professions” will drive new job growth according to a World Economic Forum study using Burning Glass data.
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Burning Glass Technologies Names Kevin Stone as Chief Education Officer

Burning Glass has named Kevin Stone its first Chief Education Officer, with Stone overseeing all sales, marketing, and customer success initiatives.
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U.S. Ranks 27 for Social Mobility in New Davos Report

The U.S. ranks 27th globally when it comes to children living better than their parents, according to a new report on social mobility, published by the World Economic Forum and drawing on Burning Glass Technologies data. 
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Seven Papers at Economics Conference Draw on Burning Glass Data

Seven academic papers using Burning Glass job-postings data were presented at the American Economic Association’s 2020 annual conference.
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How Automation and Big Data are Changing the Skills That Business Leaders Need

Future-oriented business schools should structure MBA programs around three imperatives: data-fluency, necessary hard skills, and core foundational skills.

New Study Maps the Digital Skills Canadian Workers Need to Succeed

A new study finds Canadians need a range of digital and human skills to succeed in today’s job market—and some of the most valuable digital skills are among the most basic.
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Resetting the Narrative on the Value of an MBA

When looking to demonstrate the value of earning an MBA, business schools can point to three core areas that show MBAs as the key to unlocking career goals.
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Burning Glass Technologies Wins the TOP Challenge

Burning Glass Technologies won The Opportunity Project Prize Challenge with the Inclusive Development Dashboard, a demo designed to give economic development professionals the job market data they need to attract jobs and boost growth.  The Opportunity Project (TOP), a program run by the Census Open Innovation Labs (COIL) at the US Census Bureau, is an ongoing effort to challenge companies like Burning Glass Technologies to use public […]

Engage Prospective Students with Career Insight Mobile

Showing students the career outcomes associated with your institution's academic programs is now even easier with Career Insight's new mobile enhancements.

Mapping the Geography of Credentials

Half of the states don't collect enough data to know if their education credentials line up with the skills employers demand in the job market.
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Finding the ROI for Uncommon Skills in Common Jobs

Learning additional skills can provide a great return on investment for workers, or students looking for professional advancement, or additional pay.
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Improvements to Burning Glass Data

Burning Glass Technologies will be rolling out data improvements boosting the comprehensiveness of the data and creating a more detailed and representative picture of the job market.

Less is More: 15 Major Employers Reduce Hiring Bar for Cybersecurity Jobs

Smarter, targeted job descriptions could promote a diverse, and robust cybersecurity talent pipeline. Fifteen major companies have agreed to try this strategy.
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Cyberseek™ Workforce Analytics Partnership Renewed Through 2022

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), CompTIA and Burning Glass Technologies announce commitment to expand and enhance CyberSeek™.
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Study Uses Big Data to Quantify Shifting Demand for Jobs and Skills

Burning Glass and BCG analyzed 95 million online job postings over three years to understand demand for jobs and skills across the entire US economy.
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KKR Makes Major Investment in Leading Labor Market Analytics Provider Burning Glass

KKR and Burning Glass Technologies announce KKR's acquisition of a majority stake in Burning Glass as part of its Global Impact strategy.
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Jobs for Veterans: Test the New App Using Burning Glass Data

A new IBM app using Burning Glass Technologies data is designed to help veterans find jobs and cope with the stress of civilian life.
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Demand for Cybersecurity Jobs Doubles Over Five Years, But Talent Gap Remains

Demand for cybersecurity workers in the United States has nearly doubled since 2013 and is growing three times as fast as other IT roles, according to a new report from Burning Glass Technologies. 
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Encouraging Signals: More Job Postings cite LGBTQ Diversity in Hiring

Burning Glass data shows major increases in the number of job postings that include terms like "gender identity" and "sexual orientation."
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Salesforce and Tableau: A Merger of Hybrid Skills

The newly announced purchase of Tableau by Salesforce brings together two fast-growing companies, but it also merges two of the fastest-growing hybrid skills: data visualization and customer relationship management. Hybrid skills are those that cross occupational lines and redefine jobs. The hybrid jobs they create defy traditional definitions, combining skill sets that aren’t usually found […]
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The Conference Board and Burning Glass Technologies Announce Help Wanted OnLine™ Collaboration

The Conference Board and Burning Glass Technologies announced a new strategic collaboration to enhance Help Wanted OnLine™.
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Foundational Skills that Become More Important as You Rise in Your Career

Burning Glass Technologies research identifies New Foundational Skills that not only get careers started but gain in value as your career progresses.
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The Speed of Skill Change: What Colleges Need to Keep Up

Preparing students for the workforce requires higher education keep pace with changes in the job market, as skills in demand are constantly shifting.
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What Are Specialized Occupations?

Burning Glass Specialized Occupations helps employers understand changing job requirements in real time and in more detail than other labor data sources.

Analyze How Skills Impact Salaries with Labor Insight

Knowing how skills and experience can impact a job's salary is critical in motivating students to enroll in higher education. Labor Insight now offers the average market salary for 25 million unique job postings.

Jobs Data Analysis at Davos Shows It’s Cheaper to Reskill Than Rehire Workers Displaced by AI

A new Davos report using our data answers a basic question about technology and the future of work: in many cases, it’s cheaper to reskill workers than to hire new ones.
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Who’s in Charge? The Need for Managers to Rebuild Our Infrastructure

As the demand for infrastructure managers continues to rise, current workers need to learn the right skills to take charge of projects in the future.

How to Find Jobs for Displaced Workers and Undecided Students Based on Their Transferable Skill Sets

Helping students and workers transition into a new job can be difficult. Use these strategies to help workers find new jobs based on the skills they have.

Changing the Way We Think About Skills

Introducing the new occupational skills framework that enables workforce boards, higher education, and businesses to quickly make practical decisions.

What Makes a Company Innovative? Hiring for Cutting-Edge Skills

Using Burning Glass data, the Drucker Institute identified the top 250 best U.S. companies. Here's an inside look at what makes these companies so innovative.

Does a “Service Year” Provide a Boost in the Job Market?

What happens when service year alumni return to the traditional labor market? Does a year of service change their career trajectory? We have the answers.

Top 10 U.S. Cities Facing Aging Workforce Challenges

These 10 U.S. cities have the largest percentages of workers aged 55 or older, meaning they should invest in retraining workers and attracting new talent.

Analyzing Amazon: Was Talent the Tipping Point for HQ2?

The ability to find the workers needed ended up being a crucial element in Amazon’s new HQ decision. But what is Amazon looking for in its workers?

Burning Glass Technologies Acquires Tabulaex to Extend its Global Insight

Burning Glass Technologies announces the acquisition of Tabulaex, a labor market analytics firm based in Milan, Italy.
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How Colleges Can Create Programs That Will Actually Produce Revenue 

As higher education enrollment rates continue to decline, there's one promising way to turn them around and create successful programs. Learn how.

New Data from CyberSeek™ Reveals Greater Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals by US Employers

New data from NIST, Burning Glass, and CompTIA reveals that employer demand for cybersecurity professionals continues to accelerate, with over 300,000 job postings across the US.

Choosing the Right Major with the Underemployment Risk Indicator 

Choosing a college major is a high-stakes decision. Students need to consider one of the biggest risks facing any graduate: underemployment.
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Choosing Majors and Avoiding Underemployment: The Secret is Skills

Students can enhance their chances in the job market by adding additional skills to their major—even in majors that carry a high risk of underemployment. 

How to Help Your Students Find the Right Jobs Using Labor Insight

Labor Insight, a user-friendly data analytics tool, can help you and your students easily find jobs that employers in your region are looking for.

Engineering and Four Trends Shaping the Workforce

The future of work is changing so rapidly that it’s hard for everyone to keep up. Understanding these four major trends can help people anticipate where the market is going and react to it. 

Is the Pace of Technology Driving the STEM Skills Gap?

Technology moves fast—and a new study using Burning Glass data suggests that pace of change is what’s really driving the STEM skills gap. 

Your How-to Guide to Using Career Outcomes in Enrollment Marketing

Ready to build career outcomes data into your enrollment marketing, but not sure where to start? Use this two-step process and accompanying resources to help your postsecondary institution start leveraging the power of career outcomes to turn prospective students into excited applicants and enrollees.

Commanding the Current Market: Traditional Students

Today’s traditional students aren’t just looking for an education – they’re looking for an effective way to kick start their careers. Get data-driven insights for attracting students to your institution, retaining them until program or degree completion, and helping them achieve career success after graduation. 
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The Top 20 Hardest to Fill Engineering Jobs

These 20 engineering jobs are taking two to three months to fill, which is a great opportunity for higher education institutions with engineering schools.

Capturing the Untapped Market: Directionless Drifters 

Not all working learners know what postsecondary program or career change they want to pursue. Learn about the “directionless drifter” and get ideas for career exploration resources that use real-world career outcomes to show indecisive prospects why enrolling in higher education is the best decision they can make.  
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How Analyzing Regional Skills Can Lead to Successful Campus Expansion

Opening a new campus is a major financial investment. Learn how three of our clients faced—and solved—the challenge of opening new campuses and programs.
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Using Real-Time Data to Tap New Talent Pools

If a hiring manager or recruiter uses labor market data effectively, they can identify talent pools that might otherwise be hidden, saving time and money.
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Capturing the Untapped Market: Aspiring Career Changers

Aspiring career changers are ready to give their all to land the job of their dreams, but all too often they don’t understand how postsecondary education can help them achieve their career goals. Discover how your institution can create career-to-program alignments to help convince these hopefuls to enroll today.

How Higher Ed Can Ensure Students Avoid Underemployment

The transition from college to work is a high-stakes decision. Learn the best practices to ensure your students avoid falling into underemployment.

The Top 10 Careers for Military Spouses

Burning Glass Technologies partnered with Hiring Our Heroes to analyze labor market data to find jobs with the most promise for military spouses.
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Trending and Emerging Skills in Australia

Using real-time data, Australia’s National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) recently examined trending and emerging skills in Australia.

Three Trends That Could Upend Your Workforce

Three regions are facing workforce challenges that can significantly impact their community. Find out what they are and how you can cope with them.
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Capturing the Untapped Market: Skeptical Enrollees

“Skeptical enrollees” are working learners who are interested in enrolling in postsecondary education programs, but worried about the return on investment for their careers. Discover how your institution can create program-to-career outcomes alignments to convert these hesitant skeptics into eager enrollees.
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Top 25 Hotspots for Data Science Jobs: New York, Silicon Valley…and Trenton?

New Burning Glass analysis has found that data science jobs are incredibly widespread, and the highest concentration of workers may not be where you think.

The Best and Worst Jobs to Escape Underemployment

Recent analysis explores which jobs offer great opportunities for career advancement, and which ones leave workers on the track of underemployment.

The Challenge of a Changing Higher Education Market

Postsecondary enrollment is down, the value of higher education is being questioned, and recruitment is getting more difficult. Can these troubling trends be reversed? Discover how institutions can activate an untapped market, strengthen their enrollment funnels, and get more learners on the path to career success.
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Which Middle-Skill Jobs Will Last a Lifetime?

New analysis dives into the three distinct types of middle-skill jobs. Find out which jobs lead to successful careers, and which ones lead to dead ends.
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Underemployment vs Unemployment: What’s the Difference?

College graduates and the US job market are both experiencing underemployment and unemployment. But by how much, and what's the difference between the two?

Cyberseek Figures Show U.S. Still Struggles with Cybersecurity Skills Gap

New data shows there are currently 2.5 employed cybersecurity workers for every job opening, meaning the cybersecurity job market is very tight.
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Birmingham Uses Labor Data Analysis to Build a Stronger Workforce

New analysis of Birmingham's job market provides a foundation for local leaders to use labor data to guide community decisions and improve their workforce.
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Building Bots: How Artificial Intelligence Demand is Shaking Up Financial Services Hiring

Research from Burning Glass Technologies analyzes how artificial intelligence is changing the jobs and skills available in the financial services industry.
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Permanent Detour: Further Notes on Underemployment Methodology

Our report on underemployment uses a new data source, so we thought we would address some of the common questions we’ve heard about our methodology.

First Jobs and Gender Gaps: Women More Likely to be Underemployed Than Men

New research finds that women are more likely to be underemployed in their first job, which may shed light on both the gender pay gap and the glass ceiling.
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The First Job Counts: It’s Hard to Shake Off Underemployment

New research finds that a bad first job isn’t just a phase—it can be the start of a job market trap that keeps college graduates underemployed for a decade.

Pomp and Circumstances: New Study Finds Most College Graduates Who Start Out Underemployed, Stay There

New research finds that college graduates who are underemployed in their first job are likely to still be underemployed up to 10 years later.
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Investing in Your Skills: The Impact One Additional Skill Can Have on Your Paycheck

Employers judge a candidate by their skills, so adding an additional skill to a working learner’s resume can make a noticeable difference in their paycheck.
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From Phoenix, A Sneak Peek into the Future of Automation and Jobs

Today, work as we know it is shifting, and rapidly. Find out how technology is impacting the Phoenix area, and how it compares to the rest of our nation.
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Career Pathways: The Closest Thing to a Sorting Hat for Learners

Wouldn't it be great if the sorting hat from Harry Potter was real? Well, we found something pretty close that can help set people on the right career path.

You Are Who You Hire: Using Jobs Data for Competitive Intelligence

The hiring patterns of a company help indicate their workforce strategy. See how we analyze two seemingly similar companies with very different strategies.
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How Low-Skill Workers Can Survive Automation

With the right strategies, workforce agencies can make it easier for low-skilled workers to leverage the skills they have to transition to new jobs.

ASU-GSV 2018 – What Did You Miss?

While at ASU+GSV 2018, our team at Burning Glass discussed the topic of ‘Learning is Arbitrage’ during several sessions. Catch the recap here!
ASU-GSV Summit 2018: Learning is Arbitrage, ROI on Skills

Learning is Arbitrage: How Skills Can Provide ROI for Career Success at ASU-GSV 2018

People frequently talk about education as an investment, and at this year’s ASU-GSV summit, we’ll be talking about ways advances in data science allow students and workers to truly act as investors in their own careers.

How to Use Labor Market Data in Academic Program Development and Curricular Design

Skills are the foundation of every job. And yet, every job is different. How can your institution prepare students for the successful jobs they want?
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The Biggest Human Capital Management Challenge: Closing the Management Skills Gap

The biggest challenge in human capital management is the management skills gap. Find out how and why the gap is so large, and what HR managers can do to close it.

The Most Valuable Social Media and Web-Based Digital Skills for Marketers

By coupling web-based digital skills with strong writing and creative skills, a marketing professional can increase their career opportunities and salary.

More Than a Dead End: Workforce Boards Can Build on Skills of Retail Workers

Recent data shows that retail workers learn a variety of skills that provide a launching pad for a wide range of careers, including higher paying jobs.

Ahead of the Curve: Jobs and Skills for the Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs have a future in the U.S., but the job skills that represent the future are more technical, and are less likely to be replaced by robots.

More Job Postings Specify No Experience Necessary

More job postings are specifying “no experience necessary.” Learn why hiring managers are lowering their standards, and which industries are being affected by this.
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The Top Digital Skills That Boost Marketing Careers

As marketing roles evolve into online-savvy positions focused on customer segmentation & digital outreach, these digital skills are crucial for marketers.
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How Big is the Skills Gap?

Just how big is the skills gap in the American workforce? Our new analysis shows both the size and the cause of the gap depends on the specific occupation.
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Skills Perception Gap? Two-Thirds of Students Doubt Their Workplace Skills

Only 35% of current college students feel confident that the skills they are learning are enough to prepare them for the workplace.
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What Can You Do with a Liberal Arts Degree? Plenty, With the Right Skills

Liberal arts majors make less than other college graduates in the job market—but with a few extra skills, they can essentially erase that salary gap.
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What is coding for? Everything

If you can do at least some coding, you’re going to be more valuable to a growing number of employers.
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Career Insight™ Lets Prospective Students Connect Academic Program Choices to Career Goals

Embedded in education sites and powered by Burning Glass Technologies job market data, Career Insight’s personalized recommendation engine matches prospective students with academic programs based on their career goals.

Hybrid Jobs Projected to Grow Twice as Fast as Jobs Overall

“Hybrid jobs” are projected to grow twice as fast as the rest of the job market.

Research Event: Liberal Arts in the Job Market

Burning Glass Technologies and the American Enterprise Institute will hold an event Feb. 2 that shows liberal arts degrees can pay off in the job market, if graduates add the right skill sets.
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Singapore Employers Demand Computer Science Skills

In Singapore computer science skills, but not necessarily computer science degrees, are increasingly in demand by employers.

Cybersecurity hiring: Every business is different. In some cases, very different.

Every business needs cybersecurity talent these days, but hiring professionals need to understand cybersecurity hiring isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation: different companies have different needs.

Fewer Job Postings Demanded Background Checks in 2017

Employers are less likely to demand background checks in job postings than in previous years, a trend that may open up more positions to those with criminal records. But the trend is more pronounced in lower-skilled jobs.
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Davos Report Examines How to Expand Options for Displaced Workers

More than 1.4 million American workers are at risk of losing their jobs because of technology, but with proper job training, their options for finding comparable or even better jobs can increase fivefold, according to a World Economic Forum report using Burning Glass data and released at Davos.

What’s the Associates of Arts Degree Worth in the Job Market?

What is an associates of arts degree worth in the job market? How much value does the A.A. have, and how can graduates make the most of this credential?

Artificial Intelligence Hiring Expands Beyond Tech Sector

Demand for artificial intelligence (AI) skills is now showing up in industries outside the traditional technology sector.

Productivity Skills: Reaching the First Rung of the Career Ladder

Productivity software skills—spreadsheets and word processing—may seem basic, but are still the skills that set workers on the first rung of the career ladder and bring an immediate pay boost over workers who don’t have them. You can see the impact of these skills in...

Top 10 ‘Soft Skills’ That Boost a Sales Career

Burning Glass Technologies research shows that those who possess so-called soft skills are more likely to rake in more hard cash. But a couple things are not so clear: What exactly are soft skills? And which ones are most needed in particular careers – such as sales...

Adding a Single Skill Can Boost Mid-Career Salaries

Though we’ve pointed out previously that adding skills can deliver a good return on investment for students, it’s worth noting that the same is true for mid-career workers–those already in the workforce. In fact, adding a skill can make a tremendous difference...

How Can We Scale Up Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are one of the rare bipartisan ideas in workforce policy—so why are there so few of them? Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said the current apprenticeship programs are too small at a White House conference. “[Only] 0.3 percent of the workforce...
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Knowing the Customer: How CRM Skills Have Come to Define Careers

The days of the sales order book and Rolodex are over, and one of the fastest-growing areas for digital skills in the job market is Customer Relationship Management (CRM), the catch-all term for a range of software packages that track sales and fundraising contacts....

Who Are the Apprentices in the U.S.?

There is a lot of opportunity to expand apprenticeships in the U.S., but right now apprentices are limited to a relatively few occupations, and relatively few openings. There is bipartisan support for investing more in apprenticeship programs, but before we expand...

U.S. Has Potential to Triple Apprenticeships, Researchers from Harvard Business School and Burning Glass Technologies Find

The number of occupations commonly using apprenticeships could potentially be tripled, and the number of actual apprentices expanded eightfold, according to new research from Harvard Business School’s Managing the Future of Work Project and labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Jobs Become Very Real

Augmented reality and virtual reality jobs are becoming very real forces in the job market. In the first nine months of 2017 there have already been roughly 10,000 postings requesting AR/VR job skills in the U.S. That’s a relative increase of 256% compared to 2010....

Robot Maintenance: Fastest-Growing Robotics Skill in Manufacturing

Much has been written about how automation has become entrenched in manufacturing, but one telling statistic is this: job market demand is already shifting from building robots to maintaining them. Over the last five years, we have seen rapid growth and maturation in...

The Top 10 Computer Science Skills that Boost non-Computer Science Careers

What do design, marketing, engineering, and data analysis have in common? They’re all careers where employers increasingly demand computer science skills. Roughly two-thirds of the highest-paying and fastest-growing jobs in these fields now demand computer science...

Employers Increasingly Demand Computer Science Skills in Non-Tech Jobs

Roughly two-thirds of the highest-paying and fastest-growing jobs in fields like design and marketing now demand computer science skills, according to a new report from labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies and Oracle Academy.

Track the Cybersecurity Job Market with Cyberseek

The cybersecurity job market is still straining to find enough trained workers, and the Cyberseek™ job site now offers new data to help workers and employers fill the gap. Cyberseek is a free workforce and career resource developed jointly by CompTIA, the leading...

Certifications vs Certificates: What’s the Difference?

A lot of people are confused about the difference between certifications vs certificates, but when it comes to value in the job market, one qualification has a clear edge with employers. If you’re one of the people who have trouble telling the credentials apart,...

The Top 5 Certifications Employers Demand in the Job Market

One of the big conclusions of our new research on certifications is that relatively few have traction in the job market—but what about the ones that do? What are the top five certifications in demand? Overall, as reported in The Narrow Ladder: The Value of...
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Job Postings for Blockchain Skills Double Over 2016

Job openings requesting blockchain skills have more than doubled as more companies build the new system into financial technology.

Degree Inflation in Job Market Hurts Both Workers and Employers

Degree inflation in the job market is not only closing off opportunities for workers but also costing employers money, according to a new Harvard Business School study using Burning Glass Technologies data. In the job market, degree inflation means requiring a college...
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Need competitive intelligence? Check hiring patterns

While real-time labor market information is useful for many things, one of the less utilized is competitive intelligence. A company’s hiring says a lot about what it does – and about its plans. If you’re going to sell a subsidiary, launch a new line of business or if...
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Want To Earn More Money? Become a Manager

We all want to earn more money in our careers. But how do you get there? If you’ve got the skills to become a manager the prospects are good, because management jobs are leading the recovery. In fact, they’re even outpacing STEM positions. The numbers gathered...
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Burning Glass Talent™ Mines the Data Employers Need to Match Hiring With Strategy

Burning Glass Technologies announces the release of Burning Glass Talent™, the first workforce planning solution using real-time labor data, empowering companies to make data-driven decisions in a dynamic labor market.
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See Burning Glass Technologies Solutions at HR Tech 2017

We’ll be showing off the latest Burning Glass Technologies solutions for human capital management at the HR Tech 2017 Conference this week—including how Cisco Systems is using our real-time labor data to make talent decisions. We will be sharing the stage when Cisco...
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The Top 10 Soft Skills for a Human Resources Career

“Soft skills” and human resources naturally go together. The entire job is about dealing with people: their problems, their pay and benefits, their chances for advancement. And, not least of all, hiring the right people. But soft or baseline skills can be a fuzzy...
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Thinking about Learning a New Skill? The Nesta Skills Map Can Help

Every worker in the U.K. has probably thought about learning a new skill to improve their chances in the job market. The tricky part is deciding which skill to learn. What are employers asking for? Which skills are growing the fastest in terms of employer demand and...
Automation skills in finance jobs: Demand small but growing

Demand for Automation Skills in Finance Jobs Small But Growing Fast

Even Wall Street bankers are worried about what automation will mean for their jobs. So when our CEO, Matt Sigelman, was invited to speak on a panel at the ABS East conference, we thought we’d take a look at what was really happening with artificial intelligence...
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Demand for Digital Skills Increases in Middle-Skill Job Market

Eight in ten middle-skill job postings now demand digital skills, a four-point increase over the last two years, according to new research conducted by Burning Glass Technologies for Capital One.

Same Job Title, Different Skills: Why All Jobs Are Local

While many people think a specific job title means the work will essentially be the same no matter where it’s located, that’s often not the case. Jobs with similar titles may require dramatically different skills in different parts of the country. Take, for example,...
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Finding Mobile App Developers In Emerging Markets

Companies hiring mobile app developers are battling for candidates in the traditional tech grounds of San Francisco/San Jose, New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, paying premium salaries to attract talent. However, analysis by Burning Glass Technologies shows that the...
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Writing Skills Matter Even for Numbers-Crunching Big Data Jobs

It may seem counter-intuitive, but our research shows big data jobs – data science – are more likely to demand creativity, teamwork, research and, yes, writing skills, than other jobs. The reason there’s a business case for becoming “well rounded” is that big data...
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Three Outcomes Human Resource Leaders Can Provide the CEO to Avoid Workforce Restructuring

To avoid workforce restructuring costs and efforts, strategic HR leaders implement actionable strategies with measured outcomes.

The Secret of College ROI: Focus on Skills That Pay Off

Students, parents, and educators alike are all looking for the best college ROI (return on investment). The secret to a big education return is the same as with any other investment: buy low, sell high. In other words, the money you put into acquiring skills should be...

Labor Insight Case Study: Missouri Economic Research Information Center

MERIC was eager to find a high-quality data source that would allow Missourians to act more nimbly, making timely decisions that lead to faster re-employment and a stronger match between industry needs and the state’s workforce training capacity.

Labor Insight Case Study: University of Maryland Baltimore County

Where to Locate a Graduate Program? UMBC was considering whether its Master’s in Professional Studies in Geographical Information Systems would be stronger if it was moved to the Baltimore campus.

In Light of Labor Day: Five Trends in the Job Market

This Labor Day, we thought it would be a good idea to step back and look at a few long-term trends that are reshaping the labor market. These are all job market trends workers should watch in a changing economy. 1) Skill sets are blending across industries More and...

Labor Insight Case Study: Northeastern University

Where Should the University Invest in New Program Growth? Northeastern University leaders saw an opportunity to grow its student base and impact by expanding the university’s reach beyond its Boston campus.
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If Talent is Ready to Flee, then Maybe it’s Time to Plan

Every company says they worry about attracting and keeping talent—but based on a new MIT/Sloan Management Review survey, maybe they aren’t worrying enough.
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The Top Three Baseline Skills Every Employer Wants

If employers had to pick the top three baseline or "soft" skills for their workers, which ones would they choose?
Competitive intelligence: mechanical engineers at Tesla vs GM

Do you have the computer skills talent base to compete?

American manufacturers are now posting more jobs for software developers and engineers than production workers, the major indication of the disruptive shift in the market. What else can we learn?
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Manufacturing Shift: Software Jobs Now Outpace Production Openings

American manufacturers now post more jobs for software developers than production workers.
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Which IT Skills are Going to be Hottest?

Data-driven research into IT job postings indicate the most in-demand skills over the next two years revolve around the Internet of Things.
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Vote for Our Proposals at SXSW and SXSWedu 2018

How can human beings keep up in an increasingly automated economy? Find out by voting for our panels at SXSW and SXSWedu 2018.
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Shifting skills in manufacturing demands proactive talent shaping

Together, employees and companies can succeed in situations where technology and software are changing the traditional manufacturing model.

How to Guide Workforce Transition Efforts in Advanced Manufacturing

The transition to advanced manufacturing isn’t just about upgrading technology; it’s about upgrading people.
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Can watching start-ups tell the future of how to shape talent?

Hiring patterns change when an industry experiences disruption, and traditional companies face an uphill battle when competing with next-generation start-ups.
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Workforce Analytics: The world is bigger than your HRIS

Workforce analytics traditionally concentrates on internal employee information, but external job market data provides the GPS view to where your organization needs to go. Here's why.
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Geo targeted jobs data show Amazon’s next smart home installation markets

Halfway through 2017, it’s time for Amazon to expand the smart home installation service. According to jobs data found within the Burning Glass Technologies’ software product line, Amazon has published job postings in future markets.
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Data Science and Analytics Skills Demand Increasing Across All Sectors

The demand for DSA skills is projected to grow by 15% over the next five years, which translates to nearly 364,000 new job postings expected nationally by 2020.
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New Report Shows Higher Demand for Technology Skills in Massachusetts than in U.S. Overall

Nearly one in four jobs (23 percent) in Massachusetts involve computer science skills – significantly higher than the national average of less than 18 percent, according to a new study by Burning Glass Technologies and Achieve.

Amazon Alexa’s success proves the online retail company has mastered the device space

Amazon is setting record levels with the Alexa product line coming out of their Prime day sale (Geekwire, July 11, 2017). Developing devices is a big pivot for the online retail company. Today, Amazon is the 7th largest advertiser of jobs looking for interaction design skills.

Symplicity and Burning Glass Technologies Form Strategic Partnership

For Symplicity higher education clients who add Burning Glass services, the partnership delivers comprehensive, real-time data about labor market demands and career trends.
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Disruptive Skills: Identifying Job Skills that Shake Up Industries

In a new research report, Burning Glass Technologies developed a matrix for identifying disruptive skills and getting ahead of them in the hiring market.
ASU GSV Summit: Cracking the Genome of the Job Market

Video: Cracking the Genome of the Job Market

The best way to understand the job market is to realize it’s not about jobs at all—it’s about skills. CEO Matt Sigelman gave the Burning Glass Technologies view of the labor market at the recent ASU + GSV Summit.
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Infographic: Data Science Jobs, by the Numbers

Big Data is having a huge impact on the economy, with the data science job market projected to hit 2.7 million positions by 2020.

Are E-Commerce Jobs Replacing Retail Jobs?

Are e-commerce jobs replacing retail jobs? E-commerce postings are surging, but they are still only a small number of job postings.

Program Insight™ Gives Higher Education Ability to Check Learning Against the Job Market

Burning Glass Technologies announced the general release of Program Insight™, a new real-time labor data tool for learning providers.

Join Burning Glass Technologies at ASU + GSV

Burning Glass Technologies will be at the annual ASU-GSV Summit in Salt Lake City, bringing new analysis to bear on the crucial problem of linking education more closely with the job market.
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Campus Management Partners with Burning Glass Technologies to Deliver Actionable Job Market Analytics to Higher Ed

Campus Management Corp. and Burning Glass Technologies announced their partnership to deliver job market analytics that empower educators and students.
See you at SXSWedu

SXSW Events: Finding Solutions to the Skills Gap

The skills gap poses many challenges to the American economy and the educational system. But there are also lots of potential solutions, and Burning Glass Technologies will be talking about some of them at SXSWedu next week.
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The Keys to Success in an Internship

If there's only one point you take away from our internship research, it should be this: the key to success in an internship is having the right job skills.
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Will Your Next Job Require Salesforce Skills?

Salesforce skills are in high demand, and Burning Glass analysis shows that Salesforce is now the seventh most requested software skill in job postings
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The Essential Skill Sets for Interns

Employers expect interns to be ready to work on day one. Here are the essential skills interns need to have for internships ranging from marketing to IT.
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Burning Glass Data Powers Labor Portals in London, New South Wales

Burning Glass data is behind new data portals run by the Greater London Authority and the New South Wales Department of Industry.
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Four Papers at Economics Conference Cite Burning Glass Data

Economists increasingly turn to real-time jobs data for research. At the 2017 American Economic Association conference, four papers cited Burning Glass data
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FAQ on Real-Time Jobs Data

Based on big data analysis of job postings, real-time labor market information provides insight that is both faster and more granular than other sources.
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Burning Glass Solution Allows Colleges to Validate Demand for New Programs Against Reality of Job Market

Burning Glass Technologies launches Program Insight™, a ground-breaking tool that allows educators to match up programs with the realities of the job market.
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Cyberseek: A Map to Solving the Cybersecurity Skills Gap maps out where the cybersecurity jobs are--and career pathways that show the skills workers need to get hired.

Cloud Security Leads List of Top 10 Hard-to-Find Tech Skills

Cloud security is now the most difficult information technology skill for employers to find in the job market, according to a new analysis of the top 10 hardest-to-find technology skills by Burning Glass Technologies.
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Top 10 Hard-to-Find Tech Skills

In the technology world, cloud computing and cybersecurity are both hot topics—so it’s no surprise that Cloud Security is the most difficult information technology skill for employers to find in the labor market.

Thank You: Our Panel Accepted for SXSWedu 2017

Our panel, “Scaling the boot camp model for middle class jobs,” has been accepted for SXSWedu 2017. Thanks for your support, and see you in Austin!
Burning Glass Digital Marketing Research Brief

How to Double Job Openings for Biology Majors and Psychology Degrees

A new Burning Glass research brief finds that with a few ex­tra skill sets, psychology and biology majors can double the entry level job openings available, and earn a salary premium of $20,000 or more.

Heating Up: The Sweltering Demand for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Workers

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration are all things that everyone takes for granted, until they’re not working. The same might be said for the supply of technicians who keep those systems running, according to a new report prepared by Burning Glass for the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation.

Fewer Finance Jobs, but More Lawyers: Is This the UK’s Post-Brexit Future?

UK job postings show the financial sector bracing for a post-Brexit world: finance jobs are down, but postings for legal professionals are up.
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Half of Supervisors Now Need a College Degree: Are You Getting Better Service?

A lot of employers prefer a college degree when it comes to front-line management jobs. And this trend may be both closing off opportunities for workers to advance and starving employers of talent.
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Is EQUIP the Future of Accreditation?

Burning Glass is part of a new federal pilot project that may change how skills are taught—and perhaps also how schools themselves are graded.

Even Hedgehog Caretakers Need Digital Skills

Our job is keeping track of other people’s jobs, so when we saw the story in today’s Wall Street Journal about “hedgehog officers” in the UK, we had to go to our Labour Insight™ database and look it up. And it turns out that hedgehog protection can be a surprisingly high-tech field.
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No College Degree? You Can Still Start a Career in IT

A bachelor’s degree isn’t the only way into the world of technology. If you’re thinking about a technology career, there are other common opportunities to enter the IT workforce.
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Put the Skills Gap on the SXSW Agenda: Vote for our Panel

Burning Glass and our partners would like your help in proposing a panel at SWSWedu to examine a promising strategy to close the skills gap: short-term “boot camp” training programs.

Getting Specific on Skills: New Occupational Profiles Designed to Help Close Skills Gaps

The skills gap is usually talked about in broad terms. But employers need to find specific skills needed in particular jobs, even when there’s no accepted standard for how that job should be described. The National Network took a step to solving that problem today with its new set of occupational profiles, developed with Burning Glass.
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Mobile App Developers: The Model of the Modern Job Market?

One of the strongest trends Burning Glass has seen in the labor market recently has been the rise of the hybrid job: positions that mix-and-match skill sets from different fields. A great example is the Mobile App Developer, someone who works on developing the apps that drive smartphones.
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Hope to See You at BbWorld16

Be sure and check out our sessions at BbWorld 2016 for the most up-to-date ideas on how real-time labor data can be used in career guidance and education planning.
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Five Careers Where Coding Skills Will Help You Get Ahead

There’s a big difference between using a computer and being able to program one. And in the modern workplace, more and more jobs are demanding actual coding—actually writing instructions for the computer instead of doing preformatted tasks. Here are five careers where employers are asking for coding skills.
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Code This Software, STAT: Programming Skills in Medicine

Doctors on the average TV medical drama spend a lot of time with technology, but you never see anyone actually programming the technology. That may not make for great television, but would certainly reflect the real state of computer science skills in modern medicine.
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Congratulations, You’ve Got a Diploma: Now Start Building Your Skills

The last thing most graduates have on their minds is learning a new skill—and yet for many that’s the best route to locking down a job, both in the short term and throughout their career.
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The Bigger the Salary, the More Likely You’ll Need to Learn Coding

The ability to write computer code, as opposed to doing preformatted tasks, is linked to higher-level work—and to higher levels of income.
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Shorthanded on the Cyber Barricades: Why the DNC Trump Files Hack Won’t be the Last

The news that the DNC was broken into by Russian hackers may prompt calls for tougher cybersecurity measures—but it doesn’t change the basic fact that there simply isn’t enough cybersecurity talent to go around.
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Specific Skills Make Liberal Arts Graduates More Marketable

We’ve had a lot of interest in our liberal arts research following today’s story in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and CEO Matthew Sigelman’s oped for Inside Higher Ed. Our research has consistently shown that employers value the “soft skills” that a liberal arts education provides, but that they also need specific technical skills. So […]

OK, You’re Creative: Five Skill Sets You’ll Need in the Job Market

A lot of people think of creativity as an end in itself. Unfortunately for starving artists everywhere, employers don’t.

Australian Report Shows the Global Challenge of ‘Soft Skills’

A new Australian study using Burning Glass data provides more evidence of a worldwide shift in the nature of work—and reinforces the value of soft or baseline skills in the job market.

How to Get a Cybersecurity Job in Three Charts: a Degree, a Certification, and a Clearance

People often ask about what qualifications they need to break into a fast-growing field like cybersecurity. The knowledge needed is highly technical, and of course there are no guarantees. But if you look at the job postings, there are three kinds of qualifications that significantly improve a jobseeker’s chances.

Video: Are New Credentials Replacing the College Degree?

There are a lot of new certifications, credentials, and other assessments vying for a role in the education marketplace. But can any of them replace the traditional college degree? Should they? CEO Matt Sigelman and others discuss the prospects at the ASU-GSV Summit.

Video: Hybrid Education for Hybrid Jobs

How should higher education respond to the growth of hybrid jobs? CEO Matt Sigelman looked at the challenge--and some promising solutions--during last month's ASU-GSV Summit.

Pittsburgh: A Potential Laboratory for a New Job Market

If you want a glimpse of the challenges facing the American workforce—and some of the potential solutions—Pittsburgh is a good place to start.

Why the STEM Gap is Bigger Than You Think

It’s when we consider specific skills, not just jobs, that the true scale of the challenge becomes apparent. A whole range of STEM skills—from statistics to software development—have become essential for jobs that never would have been considered STEM positions. Yet, at least as our education system is currently structured, students often only acquire these skills within a STEM track.

Watch Global STEM Talent Summit Live

Burning Glass is one of the companies participating at the Global STEM Summit today in Washington, D.C., bringing together major employers and thought leaders to discuss the challenge of filling the millions of STEM jobs expected to open up in the next decade.

Don’t Forget the Spreadsheet: Picking Up Job Skills That Pay Off in the Labor Market

At one level, education is all about acquiring skills. Not every skill has a tangible benefit in the job market—but you might be surprised at some of the skills that pay off.

Changing Job Skills: Faster Than a Speeding Diploma?

One of the key themes at the ASU-GSV Summit is change in education—but what’s striking is how much this is driven by the fast pace of change in the job market.

Why Should Students Learn to Code? Opportunity

We live in a digital world. Someone’s got to build it. And for students who learn to write computer code, the opportunities are significant—and not necessarily in the areas you would expect.

Is a College Degree the Price of Entry to Silicon Valley?

Employers prefer college graduates when hiring software developers—and if anything the preference is stronger in the tech industry.

The Top 10 Soft Skills Employers Look for Most

“Soft skills,” as the name implies, are an inherently fuzzy concept. It’s clear that employers need them and workers who lack them will struggle to find a job or get ahead. But what exactly are they? People skills? Emotional intelligence? Or as one Dilbert cartoon put it, “how to listen to idiots without snorting”?

Help Me Out Here: Does a Help Desk Job Require a College Degree?

Does a job on the help desk really require a bachelor’s degree?

LENS Case Study: Hireology

Hireology needed a way to search through applicant data more efficiently, so they combined their sophisticated interface with Burning Glass’s powerful analytics. The integrated technology allows users to more fully leverage the data in their system to find qualified job candidates.

Recommended Reading: “We Need to Re-wire the Labor Market”

There’s a provocative and perceptive piece in Medium today on why so many workers seem stuck in their current jobs even though job openings are at their highest level in 15 years.

Communication Skills Lead ‘Baseline’ Skills Employers Demand

Writing, communication and organizational skills lead the list of “baseline skills” employers are having difficulty finding, according to “The Human Factor: The Hard Time Employers Have Finding Soft Skills,” a new study of job postings by Burning Glass Technologies.

Graphic: What’s the Most Important Baseline Skill? It Depends

Baseline or “soft” skill aren’t all of equal value to all employers. The soft skills employers need varies depending on the field. Some abilities, like writing, communication skills, and organization, are valued in every occupation, but others vary. The table below shows a ranked list of top baseline skills by career area, highlighting those skills […]

Graphic: The Gap in Baseline Skills

Every employer wants workers with baseline or soft skills, but how difficult are they to find? Since soft skills are inevitably hard to define, one way of finding out if there is a skills gap is to look at how frequently a skill is requested in job postings. It may seem counterintuitive, but when crafting […]

Communication Skills Lead ‘Baseline’ Skills Employers Demand

Writing, communication and organizational skills lead the list of “baseline skills” employers are having difficulty finding, according to “The Human Factor: The Hard Time Employers Have Finding Soft Skills,” a new study of job postings by Burning Glass Technologies.

Graphic: The Gap in Baseline Skills

There is a gap in baseline skills in the workforce, evidenced by how often a skill is requested in job postings and yet cannot be achieved in the market.

See You at the Close-It Summit

The Close-It Summit is the premier event for those trying to use new technologies to close the skills gap in the American workforce. Burning Glass will be participating in multiple events at and around Close-It this week in Washington, D.C.

Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass to Transform Career Exploration and Education Planning Market

Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass Technologies today announced their partnership to power online career exploration and education planning for middle and high school students across the country through the application of real-time labor market analytics. I

Grading the College Scorecard: Needs Improvement

The new federal College Scorecard is a step forward for transparency in higher education, but as a career tool, it needs a lot of improvement.

Infographic: The Geography of Cybersecurity Jobs, 2015

For the latest data on the cybersecurity job market and the geography of jobs, see our 2019 report. In the latest edition of our annual report on the cybersecurity job market, we found that surging demand was making these jobs hard to fill and giving qualified workers a significant salary premium over other IT jobs. […]

Demand for Cybersecurity Workers Outstripping Supply

American employers have realized the vital importance of cybersecurity and are hiring workers to catch up. However, as employers scramble to build their cybersecurity workforce, a worker shortage is emerging that may require long-term solutions, according to a new labor market analysis by Burning Glass Technologies.

Have Tech and Marketing Skills? Here’s Where the (Hybrid) Jobs Are

The combination of programming skills with design, data analysis, and marketing may be the killer app for job hunters—but where should job seekers be looking?
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“Blurring Lines” Report Outlines Growing Demand for Workers Who Can Combine Business, Tech Skill Sets

In a world defined by the computer and mobile screens that surround us, there’s hot demand for workers who can shape how people interact with technology. This is creating a new category of “hybrid jobs” that combine programming skills along with abilities in design, data analysis and marketing, according to a new report, “Blurring Lines: How Business and Technology Skills Are Merging to Create High Opportunity Hybrid Jobs."
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Burning Glass Announces Major Investment from Providence Equity

Burning Glass Technologies, the leading provider of high-impact job market analytics that empower employers, workers, and educators to make data-driven decisions, announced a major investment today from Providence Equity Partners that will drive a new phase of growth for the company.

Show Us Your Badges: Digital Credentials and the Job Market

Today’s must-read story on the job market is from Fast Company, which takes a look at corporations leaping into the field of digital credentials or “badges.” There’s a lot to be said for this idea, which attacks two problems. One is that employers need a more precise way of determining whether potential hires have the […]

Burning Glass and How to Beat the Bots

One of the biggest challenges facing the world economy is a broken labor market—but at Burning Glass we are convinced there are also data-driven solutions. So is New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman (author of “The World is Flat”), who took on this problem in today’s column. In fact, he cites our “Moving the Goalposts” […]

NetworkWorld: This Is a Great Time to Start a Career in Cybersecurity

This is a great time to consider a new career as a cybersecurity professional. According to CIO magazine, experts in cybersecurity are among the most sought-after professionals in the tech sector, with demand for workers in that field outpacing other IT jobs by a wide margin.

Press Release: Burning Glass’s Lens/XRay® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with PeopleSoft HCM 9.2.

Burning Glass Technologies, a Gold level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Lens/XRay® with Oracle PeopleSoft HCM 9.2. This integration allows PeopleSoft customers to seamlessly integrate with Burning Glass’s best in class global resume parsing solution.

Press Release: Wisconsin DWD Enters into Agreement with Burning Glass Technologies, Begins Work on Cutting-Edge Labor Market Information System

Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today announced that DWD has entered into an agreement with Burning Glass Technologies to develop a state-of-the-art labor market information system (LMIS) to connect job seekers with available job openings.