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Where will Detroit's jobs be in the coming years?

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A Snapshot of the Detroit Metro Region Job Market - What's Hot and What's Not

Patricia Watters Binkley, VP of DHR International, Detroit office joins Fox 2's Murray Feldman in the Fox 2 Job Shop.  Play the video hear what she has to say about metro Detroit's job market.

Between 2009 and 2012 the Detroit Metro Region employment has grown 5.9% fueled by a rebound of the economy and growth in key sectors:

·         Manufacturing +20%

·         Administrative and Support >+10%

·         Professional, Scientific and Technical Services >+10%

·         Healthcare and Social Assistance +3.6%

Job losses have been significant in other sectors:

·         Educational services

·         Arts

·         Entertainment and Recreation

·         Public Administration

Wayne County continues to lose residents, posting a 13% decline in population in 2012.

The Detroit Metro Region has 1.8 million persons actively in the job market.

Unemployment has fallen from a 2009 high of 15% to 10% today, still a fairly high number.

Top careers in 2012 in the Detroit Metro Region - High Employment /High Wage:

·         Registered Nurses

·         Mechanical Engineers

·         Industrial Engineers

·         Systems Analysts

·         Industrial Production Managers

The top 5 in-demand job titles from on-line postings roll up into 3 categories: Engineering, Healthcare and IT.

Employment in Detroit Metro Region is expected to grow 5.5% through 2018 fueled by expanding occupations and the need to replace existing employees.

In the Detroit Metro Region:

20% of jobs are held by those 55 yrs and older

20% are held by those 25 - 35 yrs. old

Healthcare and Social Assistance sectors have the highest number of older employees creating a future shortfall of critical skills in these sectors.

Occupations forecasted for high growth in the Detroit Metro Region:

·         Physical Therapists

·         Home Health Aids

·         Medical Assistants

·         Registered Nurses

·         Dental Hygienists

·         Industrial Engineers

·         Management Analysts

·         Computer Software Engineers

·         Personal Financial Advisors

Established in 1989, DHR International is one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, with more than 50 offices around the globe. We conduct search assignments at the board of directors, C-level and functional vice president levels. DHR's renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base.

DHR International: http://www.dhrinternational.com

 

 

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