A new feature: some recent stats, facts, data, and figures in the talent-acquisition field, the job market, and the economy. If you have any good ones, let me know for next time.
300 … millions of dollars the U.S. Army will spend to get 6,000 extra recruits before October 1.
89.5 … the percent increase in people using the search phrase “remote jobs” on Indeed in 2016.
3.4 … millions of people LinkedIn says are using the “Open Candidates” feature to say they’d like to hear of new roles.
58 … the average age of a CEO, says Korn Ferry.
198,000 … the annual dollars you’d have to make in San Francisco to have the same standard of living as a $110,000 salary in Austin, according to Hired.
51,572 … what you need to earn to buy the median home in Salt Lake City.
70 … percent of the H1-B visa recipients coming to the U.S. who arrive from India, according to CNBC.
72,900 … number of employees who were added to Amazon just over the past year.
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1 … out of 10, the number of online job listings Glassdoor says include pay info.
6.8 … out of 10, the number of people who say that pay is among their leading considerations before accepting a job.