With the latest job report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, it looks like the job market in America is in pretty good shape. 312,000 jobs were added in December 2018 and the unemployment rate rose to just under 4%.
Nonetheless, there are still plenty of folks looking for jobs and plenty of companies looking for qualified candidates ready to grow with their enterprise.
In this article, we’ll examine the current outlook for control room operators and related careers. This information is clearly of use to those of you looking for employment opportunities, but it can also be a good idea for management to stay on top of current employment trends.
We hope you are finding this continuing series informative and applicable to your control room console/furniture firm. If you haven’t seen our previous entries, please take a look and of course stay tuned for more.
In this installment we will look at the Emergency Operations/Disaster Management industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry is expected to see positive growth in the next half decade. At present, the Incident and Emergency Management industry is estimated to be worth $93 billion in 2018. By 2023, that figure will expand to nearly $123 billion at a rate of roughly 6% annually. [Source] As you can see, any control room design company would be remiss to ignore this potential market.
This is the second installment in our multi-part look at control room furniture and design across a variety of industries. It is important to take a broad, multi-category view of control room design, not just for the sake of those within specific industries themselves; but also for designers to keep their view as wide as possible, to learn and build solutions from a variety of situations and challenges.
This article will be focusing on design elements and initiatives for clients within the Airport/Air Traffic industry. It is important for firms to be familiar with this industry, as $255 billion was invested in new airport construction in 2017 and a further $885 billion was dedicated to infrastructure upgrades—some of which was dedicated to airport control rooms.
Control room furniture is an important consideration for successful companies across a variety of markets. We will take a look at some of these industries in our upcoming series of articles on how the role of console furniture has become more important to other types of niche markets over the past decade.
Today let us consider surveillance enterprises. Modern closed-circuit TV technologies have increased the access and economy of such set ups. There seems to have been a significant increase in companies looking to establish a modern loss prevention, parking surveillance, or other security system for their business. It goes without saying that even a relatively modest security network necessitates a devoted surveillance control room.
From local television stations to NASA, control rooms serve vital and versatile purposes in our modern society. At its most basic level, a control room is a room serving as a central operations center through which a larger network or facility can be monitored and controlled. Many such conveniences—and necessities–got their start in the later days of the Industrial Revolution as factories became larger and less wieldy to govern, especially during the 1920s. The idea would continue to expand to other areas of society, such as commerce, medical care and communications, with the full impact of the revolution in technology and the total embrace of computer and internet networking.