Archive for July, 2011

Truck driver jobs face shortage

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

There is a critical need for drivers to fill truck driver jobs, and not enough of them are available to go around.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says the current shortage will to grow to 200,000 drivers by next year.

In addition, two million truck driving positions will need to be filled by 2018.

Nearly 3.5 million truck drivers are on the job on an annual basis. (more…)

Virtual job fairs go full-throttle

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Working leaner and greener is top of mind for many companies right now. One way employers are curbing costs is through virtual job fairs, a professional meet-and-greet that occurs online, in real time, with only your laptop needed.

Virtual job fairs are not only convenient for employers

Thousands of truck driver jobs added in June

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

About 4,400 truck driver jobs were added to the job market in June, according to recent stats from the Department of Labor.

Revised figures for May were in more optimistic, showing that while initially the BLS reported only 100 jobs were added in May, that figure increased to 3,000.

While truck driver jobs are plentiful, truck drivers are actually quite scarce.

Hiring in June jumped even more to 4,400, bolstered by more product demand and increased pickups. (more…)