Unemployment in San Jose, California and around the nation has risen higher than most hot air balloons in the summer sky. In fact, since 2006 San Jose, California has seen an increase in unemployment of 8 points. The good news is that even with Silicon Valley at its highest unemployment rate there are still jobs that are hot on the market.
IBM Hot Jobs
The world doesn’t call San Jose, California and the surrounding cities Silicon Valley for nothing. At the moment IBM has nearly eight hundred job listings in the past week. Many of these positions include careers in computer solutions and Software Development.
New college graduates should be heading over to companies like IBM. The company that recently claimed that it had the fastest production chip has several new openings in the world of financial marketing and Low latency messaging technology.
Hot Jobs In Construction
The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports an increase of building permits by 35 percent. Even with the home market on a decline, new family homes are on the rise. What does that mean to the San Jose job market? Building Contractors are going to need people that have skills in construction, electricity, plumbing, tiling, roofing, and more.
Hot Jobs In Medicine
Even with San Jose, California hospitals dealing with budget cuts, there is a need for qualified intake specialist, nurses, and radiology specialist. Based on the numbers at SimplyHired, Kaiser Permanente currently has over three hundred openings in San Jose, California and the Bay Area.
The increase in hot jobs in medicine is a positive thing. The negative is that most of the positions that are being offered require some type of specialized training or a college degree.
Hot Jobs In Customer Service
When Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas come around, there is always an increase in Customer Service opportunities in San Jose, California. UPS and Toys R Us are just two of the many companies that hire on additional employees during the holiday season.
Hot Jobs In Sports
Are you AED and CPR certified? The San Jose Pavilion is looking for future employees enjoy helping people reach their fitness goals. Don’t forget all the other sport centers that the city of San Jose, California has. San Jose sport fans love their local teams and the city is always looking for people who love sport fans.
Will the unemployment in San Jose, California continue to decrease and settle back to where it was in the 1980’s? San Jose residents can only hope for the best. The good news is that there are hot jobs in the market that are on the rise. Only time will tell if they will stay that way.