Education Positions Doing Surprisingly Well Despite Lackluster Projections

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  • Abilene, TX (1888PressRelease) December 28, 2012 - Jobs in the education sector increased by 4.49 percent between August and September. This was reported by, an education jobs a leading job site dedicated to education jobs. While education has traditionally been an area that is hard hit by dips in the economy; the recent jobs data report shows this sector to be performing fairly well.

    The job trends point to 86,780 open positions in August of this year and 90,864 job postings in September. This increase shows a definite rise in the need for those in the education industry. This seems to directly contradict layoffs reported at many schools around the country.

    "The rise in education numbers is surprising but not unheard of," says CEO, A. Harrison Barnes. "Despite layoffs in the industry, there is still a demand for teachers across the country, so we encourage people to not give up the search for jobs."

    The site allows people to find jobs in their chosen field of education, offering an up-to-date look at the economy. "The site lists openings in education positions across the country," says Barnes, "meaning we get a snapshot at how this niche economy is fairing at any particular moment."

    EducationCrossing also lists 137 teacher job openings in Dallas which mirrors closely with the recent story on CBS DFW that there are around 300 teacher positions unfilled in the city.

    The jobs data from are in sharp contrast to the most recent employment projections released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The projections for the education sector show the need for high school teachers only going up by 1-percent between 2010 and 2020. It does make sense why there would be such a disparity, however. is as current as can be while the BLS compiles its data from surveys over months. "There's bound to be a margin of error," notes Barnes, adding, "We use a computer algorithm to pull every employment opportunity available for the education sector onto the site." It may very well be this algorithm that offers the site a unique advantage at looking into the future of education jobs.

    About is a niche employment website with numerous job listings for the industry. It's owned by A. Harrison Barnes and is a part of the Employment Research Institute. It operates out of Pasadena, CA.

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