Service Sector

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Service Sector Basic Skills Gap in US – 62% of workers have limited literacy skills, and an even higher 74% have limited numeracy skills.

Across the United States, millions of men and women with limited reading, math, or digital problem-solving skills are holding down jobs across the service sector. Employed in retail shops and restaurants, hotels and hospitals, these workers not only help fuel the country’s economy — they keep daily life in America humming smoothly along. In the … Continue reading

Canada – The services industry fast-growing exports is good for the job market

Some of our fastest-growing exports are in the overlooked services sector. That’s good for Canada’s job market. As a small, open economy, we depend on trade with other countries for prosperity and the high standard of living for which Canada is known. Commodities and manufactured goods traditionally formed the foundation of our identity. Services are … Continue reading

China / Services employment has climbed for four years

Seven years ago, Cheng Shuangping quit her assembly job at an electronics company in central China to move to Beijing to work as a waitress and a clothing saleswoman before managing a foot-massage spa. “The assembly work was boring and the pay was meager,” Cheng, 34, said in an interview at Oriental Foot Massage near … Continue reading

From factories to cubicles – 60 years of labor market changes in a chart

Where To Find a Blue-Collar or a Service Job in 2020 – Richard Florida – The Atlantic Cities

The United States is on track to generate 20 million jobs between 2010-2020, according to the latest projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But job creation will vary widely by type of job and also by metro region. The nation is projected to generate 7 million new high-wage, high-skill jobs for professional, technical, and … Continue reading

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