Employment platform CareerBuilder is gearing up for an influx of traffic at the start of 2022 after seeing a major jump in users this past January, and the company’s CEO shared with FOX Business her predictions for how the job market will operate throughout the coming year.
In analyzing their data, CareerBuilder saw a 43% jump in new users in January 2021 from the month before, along with a 20% increase in resume uploads and a 5.4% uptick in jobs applied to.
While an annual boost from New Year’s resolutions is expected, the “Great Resignation” followed in 2021 – and it might not be over.
Looking forward through 2022, CareerBuilder CEO Sue Arthur sees a series of trends that can be expected:
Arthur told FOX Business, “We are entering 2022 with workers staying in control and taking charge in new roles with companies that have added benefits, flexibility and increased wages.”
“A cumulative mix of increased supply chain demand, a rise in resignations and companies continuing to recover from the pandemic will result in thousands of open jobs and an explosive growth in online job postings,” she predicted.