Financial Activities – Relative Sector Size and Growth The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Financial Activities sector will grow substantially over the next several years. Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Within the Financial Activities sector, Insurance Carriers and Related Activities is a large and growing industry. Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Industry Groups The Insurance Carriers and […]

OJT for Green New Deal In her town hall meeting last night, presidential candidate Kamala Harris highlighted the significance of green occupations. If fact she mentioned installation and maintenance of wind turbines and solar panels as the two fastest growing occupations in the American economy over the next several years. Here is the video excerpt. […]

Manufacturing – Relative Sector Size and Growth The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Manufacturing sector will grow substantially over the next several years. Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Within the Manufacturing sector, Transportation Equipment Manufacturing is the largest industry, by employment, for the entire sector. […]

Construction – Relative Sector Size and Growth The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Construction sector will grow substantially over the next several years. Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors Specialty Trade Contractors Within the Construction sector, Specialty Trade Contractors is the largest industry with more than 60% of the […]

Top Occupations and their Locations In an earlier blog, I created a composite ‘desirability’ index for 2026 occupations, based on their rankings for growth, number employed, and salary. In this blog, I use the location quotient to identify the top states and top metropolitan areas for the five top occupations (on the desirability index). The […]

Health Care and Social Assistance – Relative Sector Size and Growth The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Health Care and Social Assistance sector will grow substantially over the next several years and will employ more people in 2026 than any other sector. Ambulatory Health Care Services Within the Health Care and Social Assistance […]

OJT.com, an American Worker Story OJT.com provides the best occupational opportunities for job seekers and training developers. There are several other good job-related and training-related websites, some government-affiliated, on the internet (O*net, careeronestop). These websites provide an abundance of reference material for those that know what they are looking for. However, you may still be […]

Futures for Training Development Health Care and Social Assistance and Manufacturing In a changing economy, strategies for developing job training requirements should focus more on where will be in the future than where are in the present. The lead time for job training development and adoption can easily be a couple of years. If the […]

Reskilling America’s Workers The July 2018 report by the Council of Economic Advisors, titled Addressing America’s Reskilling Challenge, discusses many of the challenges American companies face in filling new job opportunities with skilled workers. Among these is the loss of jobs due to automation (about 14%) and substantive changes in the tasks performed for existing […]

U.S. Manufacturing: Job Training the Way Ahead to Bridge Critical Skills Gap Manufacturing has been a major contributor to the US economy. Being the largest in the world, about 18.2% of the global goods are manufactured in the U.S. In 2016, $2.18 trillion was contributed to the GDP from the manufacturing sector alone which accounts […]