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Job Trends Are Slowly Headed In the Right DirectionRead the rest of this entry »
Strong hiring by the staffing industry helped employment continue its upward trend in July, the third consecutive month The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index (ETI) has improved.
In July, staffing firms in the US added 143,700 new jobs. The growth was second only to the half million workers brought on by restaurants and bars. The majority of those workers were laid off when businesses were ordered to close.
Agencies Gave Work to 15 Million People Last YearRead the rest of this entry »
The staffing industry employed an average of 3.14 million workers weekly last year, making it one of the larger sectors of the national economy.
Data reported today by the American Staffing Association showed employment agencies provided work during 2017 for a total of 15.49 million temporary and contract workers who were on the job an average of 10.7 weeks. In the fourth quarter of last year, typically one of the …
Employment Index Predicts Continued Job GrowthRead the rest of this entry »
The Conference Board's venerable Employment Trends Index for August came in at 134.62, the highest ever recorded for the 4 decade old measure of future job growth.
Released Tuesday, the index is 5.6% higher than it was in August a year ago, and well above the 91.27 it reached in May 2009 at the height of the Great Recession.
“The rapid growth in the Employment Trends Index continued in …
High Tech Creates Jobs and Lifts All WagesA new study about the economic impact of high tech employment may give cities and their mayors even more reason to compete for tech employers and the jobs they bring. A new study says the presence of tech employment and the above average wages it brings helps lift the pay for workers without a college degree.Read the rest of this entry »
However, the study also found that high-tech employment does little to help those at …
Unemployment Down, Jobs Up in NY and NJNew York's job market is expanding at a healthy clip, with 133,500 new jobs created in the last year and an unemployment rate that is now lower than the national average.Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly update on employment by state. New York's seasonally adjusted 12 month job growth (April 2015-April 2016) ranked the state fifth behind California (#1), Florida (#2), Texas (#3), and Georgia (#4). …
4 Points to Consider When Making OffersRead the rest of this entry »
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To Find the Lowest Unemployment, Go West!Horace Greeley, a New York newspaper editor, once famously told a young man seeking career advice to "Go West."Read the rest of this entry »
That's still good advice today. Several of the states with the lowest unemployment rates in the nation are west of the Mississippi. Last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its state-by-state and region-by-region tally of employment data. From the report we find Nebraska had the lowest unemployment rate in the …
IT Unemployment: Practically NonexistentThe nation's unemployment is at 6.1%, but in the tech sector, pretty much anyone who wants a job has one. The unemployment rate in the third quarter for tech professionals of all types was 2.7%.Read the rest of this entry »
That's a sizable drop from the 3.9% for the third quarter last year. If the trend continues, it may very well get to the point where the unemployment rate falls into the range of the …
IT, Finance, Accounting, HR: All Top Jobs In 2013Read the rest of this entry »
If you'll be looking for tech workers or accountants next year, you've got plenty of company. Software developers, computer systems analysts, and accountants and auditors top the list of the most in-demand jobs in the year ahead. Forbes published a list of the "Top Jobs for 2013." Six of the 18 of the fastest growing jobs that made the list are in tech. Compiled by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., the list …
Year Ending WIth Unemployment Rates Down In Most StatesRead the rest of this entry »
The U.S. employment picture is looking decidedly brighter at the end of 2012 than it did a year ago. For its final report of the year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate dropped in 45 states in November; nowhere did it rise.
Over the year, only six states showed an increase in unemployment: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and South Dakota. One -- …