September 20, 2013
Pasadena, CA - Table A-14 of the latest economic news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) revealed that the unemployment rate of those offering professional and business services dropped to 8% in August 2013 from 8.9% at the same time in 2012. In addition to this, the Employment Situation Report released by BLS for August showed that the overall economy added 169,000 jobs of which 2,700 were for the legal services sector. These reports show that the jobs market is once again favoring lawyers and attorneys who were adversely affected by the reduced job openings and major layoffs in the past. Job figures on BCG Attorney Search echoes findings from the BLS reports and suggests that the legal job market will benefit from the influx of economic activity in the near future.
Conducting a job search on the legal recruiter’s website, it can be inferred that attorney jobs are escalating in almost every practice area. Huge rises were noticed in corporate attorney jobs (682), employment attorney jobs (153), healthcare attorney jobs (116), litigation attorney Jobs (476), real estate attorney jobs (251) and tax attorney jobs (122). Harrison Barnes, Chief Executive Officer at BCG Attorney Search says, “Even with the spike in the adoption of artificial intelligence, attorneys will continue to be in demand. Their experience in many ways cannot be matched by technology.”
Many recruiters at BCG Attorney Search believes that more legal jobs will be created in big as well as small law firms mirroring the predictions of BLS in its Occupational Outlook Handbook - 2012-13 Edition. Nevertheless, employers are now seeking more experienced attorneys who are well versed in many areas of their work. And it is here that pro-bono experience really adds to make a difference.
As per a market research conducted by the legal recruiter, last week, the U.S. Department of Labor clarified federal laws on pro bono internships, informing the American Bar Association that law students are eligible to work as unpaid interns on nonprofit matters at private law firms if the internships offers an educational benefit. Likewise many experienced attorneys were offered government pro-bono opportunities a while back. Jobseekers bringing such experience along with them often land in top ranked firms providing legal services. But, these jobs may not be publicized well or often go unnoticed. With respect to this, partnering with BCG Attorney Search helps considerably with a job search. The legal recruiter is a leader in the field with regard to placing attorneys and partners in top law firms. With added information from our other research-based and legal-employment partner companies like LawCrossing, Legal Authority, and Attorney Resume, we provide latest information about law firms and thousands of opportunities to attorneys for their growth. Visit http://www.bcgsearch.com/attorney-recruiter-about-us.php to know how we assist attorneys on their career trajectory.
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