What are employers looking for in 2022? Communication, customer service and problem solving skills

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PeopleReady Job Analysis Identifies the Best Soft Skills Hiring Executives Are Looking for and Highlights the Most Popular Jobs in the United States

TACOMA, Washing., January 12, 2022 / PRNewswire / – As 2022 begins, many people are looking for new jobs in a job market full of opportunities. But, when it comes to browsing the over 16 million jobs open right now, it’s easy to get lost. To help today’s job seekers, PeopleReady publishes a list of the best soft skills employers are currently looking for based on its in-depth analysis of millions of job postings. And, with people increasingly looking for more flexibility, the Personnel Manager lists some of the top jobs in the United States that offer part-time and flexible hours.

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue Company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in fast, reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. (PRNewsfoto / PeopleReady)

According to the PeopleReady analysis, job applicants may want to hone their communication skills. Next are management skills (3.7 million jobs rate competence), customer service skills (3.6 million) and leadership skills (2.5 million). Problem-solving skills (1.6 million), attention to detail (1.6 million) and the ability to plan (1.4 million) round out the list.

“Right now, there are a lot of people in the workforce looking for new opportunities, and a lot of them are starting to work for themselves,” said Taryn owen, President and COO, PeopleReady and PeopleScout. “Part-time and flex-time jobs can provide a living income for people who leave an employer but still need an income while they explore other opportunities or simply want more flexibility in their work.”

Based on its analysis of millions of jobs in the United States, PeopleReady has found that top-in-demand jobs with part-time and flexible hours include:

To connect job seekers to part-time jobs and flexible hours available in many different industries, PeopleReady is hosting nationwide recruiting events this week. The recruitment company offers job seekers various means of accessing job vacancies: through the application (JobStack) and online (jobs.peopleready.com).

About PeopleReady
PeopleReady, a TrueBlue Company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in fast, reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of blue collar industries including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its revolutionary JobStack platform and over 600 branches in all 50 states, Porto Rico and Canada, PeopleReady has served approximately 98,000 businesses and put approximately 221,000 people to work in 2020. To learn more, visit www.peopleready.com.

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