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Labor Markets and Types of Employment

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Review the Labor Market and Types of Employment Fact Sheet along with any other helpful resources and complete the activity below.

Think about...

  • What are the differences between part-time and full-time employment?
  • What factors could help you determine if working part-time or full-time is best for you?
  • Why is it important to learn about the labor market in your local community?
  • What ways can information about the labor market help you make decisions about your job options?
  • How can labor market trends affect your job options?

Instructions

  • Practice comparing and contrasting information about labor markets and types of employment - CLICK HERE
  • Download the Graphic Organizer Activity Sheets
  • Choose two types of employment or job types that interest you
  • Use your local labor market information to fill in the similarities and differences between the two options
  • Organize this information by filling out the Venn Diagram or the T-Chart
  • Use this tool to help you decide which option would be the best fit for you

Review the Labor Market and Types of Employment Fact Sheet along with any other helpful resources and complete the activity below.

Instructions

  • Download the Job Exploration Recording Form
  • Select a career cluster that interests you. If you need more information about career clusters, check out this website: Career Clusters: Choose your pathway to success
  • Select a job you are interested in that is in your community and falls under that cluster
  • Click here to go to O*Net OnLine
  • Use the information from O*Net to answer the questions on the Job Exploration Recording Form
  • Select an experience-based activity to complete in your local community and answer the questions about the job you have selected to explore
  • Answer the reflection questions as you think about if this job option would be a good fit for you

Reflect

  • How does this type of employment align with your preferences, interests, needs, and strengths?
  • If you were to apply for this position would you want to work part-time or full-time? Are both options available?
  • Based on the labor market information you gathered, is this job in high demand or low demand?
  • What are some other job opportunities that may fall under your desired career cluster that you would be interested in exploring?

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