Job Market Sees Promising Boost for Women
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Oftentimes, reports on job seeking can be bleak, especially when it comes to African Americans. However, numbers are looking more favorable in terms of not rising. Unemployment is at a record low overall (7.8% in September), the rate dropped for black people (at 13.4%). Analysts are saying candidates are returning to work and things are looking up.

For women, the numbers show promise as well. According to the Washington Post, in recent months, women have been helped by strong growth in private health and education services, with these industries having added 40,000 jobs for women last month. Government jobs have also started to come back.

Looks like it’s prime time to take advantage of the opportunities that are seemingly becoming more numerous. And for those looking to transition, the sky’s the limit. Maybe a change is due. Here are a few resources for those looking for work in the medical and government fields.:

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.