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Ahead of the job postings: a study of where the business jobs in San Diego County will be tomorrow
Campidonica, Anthony Charles
Beatty, JamesDoran, MarthaSamwald, William
xvii, 135 pages
In 2010, jobs were the number-one focus in the Unites States of America (U.S.) because the country was suffering from high unemployment rates. The primary purpose of this thesis was to answer the question, "Where will the business job openings in San Diego County be in 2010 and 2011?" Business jobs were defined as jobs applicable to the business fields of accountancy, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and supply chain management. To lesser degrees, this thesis attempted to predict where the business job growth will be beyond 2011 across the nation, in the State of California, and in San Diego County. The study began with a brief explanation as to why a financial crisis in the U.S. forced the country's economy into a recession, which impacted its labor market and caused unemployment to increase sharply. Unemployment data was presented nationally, for the State of California, and San Diego County. The job market in the U.S., State of California, and San Diego County were analyzed to gather a better understanding of what the employment projections were in each of these markets. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was used for employment projections in the U.S., and data from the Employment Development Department (EDD) was used for employment projections in the State of California and San Diego County. To help analyze these data and obtain additional perspectives, articles on the internet, magazines, and newspapers were reviewed. In May 2010, 34 small-sized employers, 34 medium-sized employers, and 34 large-sized employers throughout San Diego County were contacted in an effort to identify their 2010 and 2011 employment projections for hiring in each business field. In conjunction, each employer's website was reviewed on June 1, 2010 to obtain information about its current job openings. The results from the BLS, EDD, articles on the internet, magazines, newspapers, employers' responses, and employers' websites were presented. Subsequently, recommendations were made as to what business jobs had the best opportunities in years 2010 and 2011 in San Diego County. Additionally, recommendations were made as to what business jobs had the best opportunities in the U.S., in the State of California, and in San Diego County beyond 2011. This thesis identified job opportunities in an effort to enable job seekers to stay ahead of the job postings.
Fowler College of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) San Diego State University, 2010
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