Who's Hiring in the Swing States
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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As Election Day nears, everyone has their eye on the key swing states that are most likely to decide who the next president of the United States will be. And a top concern and key campaign issue in those states remains unemployment and the industries providing the most jobs.

According to reports, within key swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin), hiring in healthcare and education are on the rise, but unemployment isn’t exactly decreasing. Also noted, jobs in top employing fields, especially education, could be “the result of a short-term hiring surge or the filling of vacant positions rather than the creation of a new ones.” Add to that, “the numbers of jobs that are being created, it’s probably not going to be statistically significant in higher ed, even though there’s growth,” Alison Doyle, an About.com job search and employment expert, told U.S. News and World Report.

Though polls in these states show a close race between President Obama and Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, when all is said and done, job seekers’ ultimate goal is to find work and provide for their families.

Want to know how you can maximize your job seeking and advancement efforts? Check out the top healthcare careers and what it takes to pursue them, and key opportunities in education.

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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.


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