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The ability to answer these questions and discern supply and demand trends has major implications. For companies, such insights can improve accuracy in strategic workforce planning by identifying future workforce needs sooner. Companies can adapt their recruitment practices and target their talent development investments more appropriately, even proactively. For governments, insights about the supply of and demand for jobs and skills can inform public policy. These insights are crucial, for example, in reforming education and training programs to better serve the public, businesses, and economies.


What Are The Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Skills In 2021?

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Cybersecurity's fastest-growing skill areas reflect the high priority organizations place on building secure digital infrastructures that can scale. Application Development Security and Cloud Security are far and away from the fastest-growing skill areas in cybersecurity, with projected 5-year growth of 164% and 115%, respectively. This underscores the shift from retroactive security strategies to proactive security strategies. According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Information Security Analyst's Outlook, cybersecurity jobs are among the fastest-growing career areas nationally. The BLS predicts cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% through 2029, over seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4%.


Digital Technology Will Eliminate Millions of Jobs But Create New Opportunities

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BOSTON--Technology is upending labor markets, and governments, companies, and individuals need to look beyond aggregate numbers and consider how individual professions will be affected. The report, titled The Future of Jobs in the Era of AI, is being released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Faethm. In the report, the authors look at a variety of factors to determine how the supply and demand for individual types of jobs will change. These include shifts in the size of national workforces due to college graduation rates, retirements, and mortality, along with technology adoption rates and the impact of COVID-19 on economic growth. The result is a highly detailed analysis for all three countries across multiple scenarios.


Colleges Drill Down on Job-Listing Terms

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Despite Macomb Community College's long ties to Michigan's auto makers, the school's leaders sometimes feel as though they aren't speaking the same language as employers when it comes to matching its graduates with jobs. Turns out they often aren't: When the school's engineering dean examined thousands of local job listings, he learned manufacturers used dozens of job titles for the same mix of skills Macomb calls mechatronics--a combination of mechanics, electronics and programming. The analysis, using real-time data scraped from online job boards, helped Macomb identify prospective employers for its graduates, based on the skill sets they specified. "If I could wave a magic wand, what I'd like is to have clear definitions…from the company saying, 'Here's what we want a machinist to do, and if they can do these and these things, we'll hire them,' " said Macomb President Jim Jacobs. Matching workers with jobs has never been easy, stymied by an information gap between employers' specific needs and workers' skill sets.


4 of the Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Skills in-demand by Businesses in 2021

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Cybersecurity is the art of protecting people and organizations against the malicious intent of hackers trying to gain access to their systems. The rise in digital applications, IoT, Big data, etc., has created a large amount of data that call out for robust cybersecurity measures. Cybersecurity is in high demand, a rapidly expanding field with the need for qualified workers, job openings in various sectors, skilled professionals and ever-changing challenges, and a fast-paced work environment. If you find the prospect of protecting an organization's digital assets from hackers exciting and want to enter the field of cybersecurity. First of all, it is essential to research the field, find out what skills are most in-demand, what a typical cybersecurity job looks like, and then learn more about the skills required for a cybersecurity career. Individuals pursuing a career in the cybersecurity field need to have a vast set of professional, technical, and functional skills and some essential cybersecurity skills to make them stand apart from the competition.