Why Hiring Isn’t The Answer To Your Skills Gap Problem

CEO and Co-Founder of A Cloud Guru, a tech skills development company with an online learning platform that’s teaching the world to cloud.

The cloud computing market is growing faster than ever. Fueled by the need to analyze and store monumental volumes of data — by a proliferation of applications enabling digital transformation and even by Covid-19 and remote work — thousands of enterprises are accelerating their move to the cloud. Now there’s an increasingly competitive environment demanding swift innovation.

For IT leaders, this presents the need for a lot of employees to have the ability to understand the esoteric cloud landscape. A seemingly logical solution? Hiring — investing time and resources in finding and interviewing tech-skilled workers until positions are filled. In reality, though, recruitment alone can’t solve this challenge. Instead, it will require a shift in mindset about the way global workforces mesh with tech that

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Hiring Managers Are More Likely To Hire Someone Who Worked On Their Professional Development During The Pandemic

While the pandemic has waylaid many professional development plans, some people have still managed to pursue a lot of growth and development. And not only is that growth going to feel great, it’s also likely to have a positive career impact.

A new CollegeFinance.com report surveyed over 1,000 people who self-isolated or self-quarantined in recent months, as well as more than 200 hiring managers, to assess how people spent their downtime.

An encouraging finding from the report is that 83% indicated learning something new while staying at home during COVID-19 and 78% expanded their existing skills or knowledge during the pandemic.  

And for anyone who took the initiative to grow their skills, here’s some really good news: 90% of hiring managers surveyed said they were more likely to hire and promote someone who worked on their professional development during the pandemic than a person who didn’t. 

Notwithstanding the likely

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LinkedIn Just Revealed What Jobs Employers Are Hiring For

Job hunters continue to call, confused about how job hunting has changed in the last six months. All these clients are asking me this question, “What does it take to get hired TODAY since the pandemic changed everything?”  Here are a few people I spoke to that standout. Rose, 56, IT Director, said that she was in talks with Google and Amazon when Covid-19 came along and derailed both opportunities. Brad, 58, a VP of Client Services, contracted me for resume and LinkedIn help because his entire division was about to get laid off. Susan, 55, a Project Manager, lost her position two months ago and had never created a LinkedIn profile before. John, 60, VP of Operations and Sales was shocked; no employer had replied to his resume. Marilyn contacted me to help her daughter, a 2020 grad, who hasn’t

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The top 10 startups hiring right now, according to LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn just released its ranking of the top 50 startups in 2020, based on factors like employment growth, public interest in the company, and the ability to attract talent from large firms. 
  • The top three startups on the list were Better.com, DoorDash, and Robinhood.
  • Companies that give consumers more control over their purchases and lifestyle scored high on the list, as did those that made remote work easier. 
  • Below are the top 10 startups with info on how you can apply to open roles at each company. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus recession has created an uncertain economy in the US. But economic crises can also be a great time for innovation. In fact, companies like WhatsApp, Uber, Groupon, and Slack were all launched during the 2008 financial crisis. 

Today, even in the midst of a global pandemic, some relatively young startups are still booming. 

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New Network to Accelerate Skills-Based Education and Hiring – Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY–(Business Wire)–The Open Skills Network (OSN), a coalition of more than 40 employers, educational organizations, and technology providers, today announced the group is working to accelerate a shift to skills-based education and hiring by establishing a network of open skills libraries and skills data. Skills-based education and hiring are widely lauded as a more objective, equitable, and efficient way to connect today’s students with available job opportunities through a shared skills language.

Pre-pandemic, many of the nation’s top employers struggled to find talent whose skills matched their needs. And now, with more than 11 million Americans out of work, experts predict that four in 10 jobs lost will be permanent. In a time of labor market upheaval, it is critical that jobseekers be able to clearly articulate the value they bring to employers, including records of learning and skills attained through academic and work-based experiences.

“We don’t yet

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Amazon to bring over 2,500 jobs to the Central Valley as part of widespread hiring spree

Amazon is recruiting more than 100,000 workers across the U.S. and Canada in anticipation of the holiday season, over 2,500 of which will be hired across the Central Valley.

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According to an Amazon spokesperson, the company is adding over 4,000 jobs throughout Northern California, with 1,700 in the Sacramento area and 2,600 planned for the Central Valley. Brittany Parmley, a PR manager for Amazon Operations, said the Central Valley jobs will be available in Tracy, Patterson and Stockton.

She added that jobs range from packing customer orders to positions in HR and finance within the individual buildings.

Wages will start at $15 per hour, Parmley said, and benefits like health and dental insurance, as well as a 401(k) match, will be available “on day one.” Select positions also come with a sign-on bonus of up to $1,000. Jobs are available for those with and without a college degree,

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Amazon (AMZN) on a Hiring Spree, to Add 100,000 New Jobs

Amazon AMZN is constantly striving to strengthen workforce in a bid to enhance performance during the coronavirus-induced crisis. This is evident from its latest plans to hire more than 100,000 workers.

Notably, all these people will be employed in positions ranging from warehouse workers to delivery drivers. The new positions will include full and part-time workers in the United States, as well as Canada.

With more warehouse workers and delivery drivers, we believe that the e-commerce giant will be better positioned to meet the flurry of online orders that it has been witnessing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest move aligns with Amazon’s motto of delivering goods on time.

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Amazon has been expanding on a global basis in a bid to maintain supremacy. The company is investing more in fulfillment,

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Radial Hiring for 1,567 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Melbourne, Florida; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to

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Radial Hiring for 585 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 585 customer care workers in Pueblo, Colorado to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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Amazon Hiring For 4,400 Jobs In Maryland: Report

BALTIMORE, MD — Amazon is hiring, and Maryland is among 15 states where the company says it has added the most jobs recently. The online giant announced this month it is hiring 100,000 people as it expects an increase in business as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

“We are opening 100 buildings this month alone across new fulfillment and sortation centers, delivery stations and other sites,” Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement Monday morning.

After Amazon postponed its popular Prime Day from July to October, the company anticipates an uptick in business that will keep employees busy.

The 100,000 new associates will make at least $15 per hour, Clark said, and be trained to provide safe and efficient service.

Up to 4,400 Amazon jobs will need to be filled in Maryland, the Baltimore Sun reported.

“Amazon’s continued investment in the state of Maryland has

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