Now Hiring: Job Openings in Higher Education Soar

The higher education sector greatly outperformed the national economy’s modest recovery during the first half of 2010, with job openings soaring by 36%, according to a new study by HigherEdJobs, a leading resource in academia-related employment.

In 2008, higher education responded to the recession by relying more on part-time employees and focusing more recruitment on academic faculty instead of administration and staff. But in the first half of 2010, college and university hiring has tilted back toward administration and staff and full-time employees, according to HigherEdJobs.

The study also found community colleges continue to exceed other higher education entities in hiring, possibly because of the demand to train workers for a new, post-recession economy.


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