By: Sam Hoey | CRP, GMS

February 12, 2020

As reported by ADP in their monthly ADP National Employment Report®, the January 2020 jobs report shows strong growth across a number of industry sectors. Total nonfarm private employment grew by 291,000 jobs. This compares to growth of 199,000 jobs the month before in December 2019, and 264,000 jobs the year before in January 2019. In fact, the 291,000 jobs are the highest number recorded in the ADP report over the past year.

Where the Jobs Are: January 2020 Jobs Report

The January 2020 jobs report shows large job gains in several sectors including:

Education/Health Services70,000
Professional/Business Services49,000
Franchise Employment45,100

Leisure/Hospitality Jobs

The January 2020 jobs report shows Leisure/Hospitality as one of the leading industry sectors adding employees. HospitalityOnline is a job search portal listing thousands of jobs for this industry. Jobs listings include:

  • Assistant General Manager
  • Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Event Manager
  • Executive Housekeeper
  • Front Desk Agent
  • Front Desk Supervisor
  • General Manager
  • Gourmet Caterer
  • Guest Room Attendant
  • Night Auditor
  • Restaurant Manager

Within this portal, job seekers can search by job title or category, and by city or zip code. Each job listing  shows information related to the facility and location, including a map to find the destination.

Construction Jobs

Another industry sector in the January 2020 jobs report showing significant employment gains is Construction. iHireConstruction is is a job search portal listing thousands of jobs for this industry. Jobs listings include:

  • Acoustical Carpenter
  • Contract Administrator
  • Division President
  • Drafting
  • Land Acquisition
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Project Manager
  • Roofer
  • Welding

A significantly helpful section of this portal is the ability to search by cities. Cities noting as “trending” include Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; Durham, NC; and Dallas, TX. Job seekers can also search by the company that is hiring employees.

What Does the January 2020 Jobs Report Mean?

Employers should review the job market and determine how employment gains might impact their company’s growth and expansion plans. Competition for employees may impact hiring plans. However, talent shortages can be mitigated with global relocation. Also, effective recruiting programs can draw new hires with significant skills and experience.

What should Employers do About the January 2020 Jobs Report?

Employers should work with their Relocation Management Company (RMC) to understand the impact of the January 2020 jobs report on their company’s talent acquisition and employee retention initiatives. RMCs can help companies understand how to recruit top talent in tight labor markets.

Industry Benchmarking Studies Help Employers Compare Their Relocation Program

GMS has recently published several Industry Benchmarking Studies to help employers learn whether their company’s relocation program is designed following industry-specific best practices. There are many benefits to a corporate relocation policy benchmarking. For example, employers can learn how their relocation program compares to those offered by competitors in their specific industry.

Companies that compete in any of the growing industry sectors noted in the January 2020 jobs report should review their relocation program to ensure that at a minimum it matches what competitors provide. RMCs may provide specific recommendations to help the company’s relocation program excel in talent acquisition based on specific industry practices.

Industry best practice is to schedule a relocation program and policy review every 12 to 18 months to ensure your company maintains its competitive position. This review will also help your company learn about how the relocation industry is evolving to meet increased employee demands.


GMS’ team of corporate relocation experts has helped thousands of our clients develop relocation programs that attract and retain qualified employees. Our team can help your company determine how to respond to the January 2020 jobs report. We can help your company ensure its talent acquisition and management program meets industry best practices and is competitive for your local job market.

GMS was the first relocation company to register as a .com, created the first online interactive tools and calculators, and revolutionized the entire relocation industry. GMS continues to set the industry pace as the pioneer in innovation and technology solutions with its proprietary MyRelocation® technology platform.

Global Mobility Solutions is proud to be named and ranked #1 Overall, and #1 in Quality of Service by HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Contact our experts online to discuss your company’s relocation program needs as it relates to the January 2020 jobs report. Give our experts a call at 800.617.1904 or 480.922.0700 today.

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Senior Vice President, Global Account Management Sam joined Global Mobility Solutions in 1996 and has a unique perspective with her 25 years of industry experience. Samantha offers her clients relocation expertise and a commitment to excellence in her. Her proficiency in orchestrating the BVO and GPO Programs, as well as relocation policy design and implementation, are invaluable assets to the accounts she manages. Her experience in administering Pre-Decision Relocation services to enhance the recruiting process further demonstrates her unique abilities to service her clients. Samantha’s diverse experience, leadership, and outstanding communication skills enable her to manage the relocation process for her clients with finesse and polished professionalism.

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