At Work

On the Job Podcast Season 6 Launched – Listen to the New Episode!

We’re excited to announce the season six launch of the On the Job Podcast with a brand-new episode! For season six, we’re focusing on how people and businesses are getting back to work. Let’s call it “The Great Transformation.” Employers need people to work more than ever, and we’ll be hearing from people navigating this new normal for themselves as they find their life’s work. Season 6, Episode 1: The Great Transformation

Happy Skilled Trades Day!

Today is National Skilled Trades Day! On this day, we celebrate those working in skilled trades and the field of skilled trades itself. In celebration of the holiday, we wanted to review what a skilled trade is, as well as a few good reasons to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

So, what is a skilled trade? According to Express Employment Professionals, “At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship.” (more…)

Juggling Kids and Work

Although many businesses have returned to the office after working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic,, it can still be tough to juggle your family life with your career. There’s finding childcare when you can’t be home, allocating time to make it to sports games and extracurricular events, and deciding if part-time or full-time is right for you. It’s important to note that there are no wrong answers here: what’s right for you and your family is unique to you. But here are a few options to consider! (more…)

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

You might be aware that we celebrate Administrative Professionals Day every year, but did you know why? Everything started during World War II, when there was a shortage of administrative personnel in the United States due to a decline in birth rates.

As a result, the National Secretaries Association was created to promote administrative roles and their importance to the economy. It was in their first year that the Association created National Administrative Professionals Day, then known as National Secretary’s Day.

We now celebrate this day every year to honor administrative assistants for all the work they do. If you’re an administrative professional, or looking to start a career in administrative work, we at Job Journey would like to thank you with a curated selection of blogs made just for you. (more…)

Are You Still Working Remotely? The State of Remote Work in 2022

When the pandemic first began in 2020, nobody could have predicted the extent to which it would change the way we work forever. According to job search website Ladders, “remote opportunities leapt from under 4% of all high paying jobs before the pandemic to about 9% at the end of 2020, and to more than 15% [at the end of 2021].”

And this number is already on the rise for 2022. Data scientists from Ladders expect one fourth of all high paying jobs will be available remotely by the end of 2022.

A study released by Express Employment Professionals and the Harris Poll in August of 2021 found that 63% of U.S. companies planned to allow existing employees to work remotely once the pandemic subsided, and 60% agreed a rise in this trend is making it more competitive to attract and retain employees.

To stay competitive and attract top talent, more and more employers are adopting a remote, or at least hybrid remote and in-office work schedule. (more…)