Higher education, employment outlook positive with additional growth to come
Midlands Business Journal January 15, 2014
Higher education and employment in the Omaha area continue to flourish with big highlights in 2015 and more changes for the New Year. “Our finance and accounting divisions saw an increase in direct hire and a slight decrease in our temporary workforce,” said Chris Carlson-Dennell, managing director at Aureus Group, an affiliate of C&A Industries. “On the contrary, our systems experts have seen an increase in the needs for contract temporary IT/IS talent. The supply and demand is definitely out of whack. Even with the local layoffs, the skills and salary expectations aren’t matching up with the career opportunities.” Many candidates are pushing the “working remote” envelop, but most of the Midwest has not fully adopted this option, she said. “Our pipeline reveals that all of our practice areas will see an uptick in hiring for contract and direct hire in the first quarter,” she said.