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Adecco Star Recruiter Spotlight: Jaymie Kerr, Austin, Tex., Engineering & Technology

At Adecco we are only as good as our recruiters, and we know it. Our recruiters are our front line, the people who work day in and day out to place our associates in great-fitting roles at our clients’ offices. That’s why we’ve decided to spotlight our all-star recruiters – to recognize their hard work […] Read Article “Adecco Star Recruiter Spotlight: Jaymie Kerr, Austin, Tex., Engineering & Technology”

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Smart Devices, Drones, and the Impact on the Workforce

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have completely shunned all technology and news over the past eight to ten years, you’ve probably noticed the availability and regular use of technologically advanced “things”. Products such as the smartphone, handheld tablet, fitness watch and automated home devices are now commonplace. Frankly, they’re so commonplace that […] Read Article “Smart Devices, Drones, and the Impact on the Workforce”

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Succeed, Despite the Skills Gap

When it comes to the current employment landscape, businesses have to traverse through some difficult terrain to meet their goals of hiring and retaining talented workers. As shown in the latest jobs report released in April, the unemployment rate reached a seven year low of 5.5 percent. Employment gains reached a 269,000 monthly average over the […] Read Article “Succeed, Despite the Skills Gap”

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in a Customer Service Environment

Managing the differences between the generations in the workplace has proven to be difficult for many business leaders. Generational challenges and dissimilar working styles are ever-present and can cause a disconnect between employers and employees. When you add the headaches associated with a customer service environment to these generational differences, serious operational issues can arise and […] Read Article “Webinar Wrap-Up: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in a Customer Service Environment”

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STEM Skills Gap: Now is the Time to Act

The demand for professionals with STEM backgrounds – meaning Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – is steadily rising. Currently, there are 1.4 vacant STEM jobs for every qualified STEM job-seeker. If this rate persists, by 2018 there will be a projected 1.7 million STEM jobs without qualified applicants to fill them. Filling this skills gap […] Read Article “STEM Skills Gap: Now is the Time to Act”

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May BLS Report: 217,000 Jobs Added, Jobless Rate Unchanged

Source: May 2014 BLS report The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its May 2014 unemployment report, which showed an overall gain of 217,000 jobs and the unemployment rate holding at 6.3% after last month’s drop of 0.4%. This data confirms a rebound of economic conditions from the winter slowdown. With these gains, employment has now […] Read Article “May BLS Report: 217,000 Jobs Added, Jobless Rate Unchanged”

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April’s Job Creation Widespread Across Industries

Source: BLS jobs report The United States generated 288,000 jobs in April, making it the 50th straight month of positive job creation. These figures surpassed many of the expert predictions, as most anticipated 190,000 to 210,000 would be added. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent — the lowest it has been since 2008 […] Read Article “April’s Job Creation Widespread Across Industries”

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April BLS Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, Drop In Unemployment

Source: BLS The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its April 2014 unemployment report, which showed an overall gain of 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropping a sizable 0.4%, bringing the total figure down to 6.3%. This data shows a strong rebound in economic conditions from the winter slowdown. In addition, revisions to prior months showed that February added 222,000 […] Read Article “April BLS Report: 288,000 Jobs Added, Drop In Unemployment”

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Today is Adecco Way to Work Street Day! Visit Your Local Branch!

We here at Adecco are very excited that today, April 30th, is Adecco Way to Work ™ Street Day! In 50 countries around the world, and in over 352 Adecco branches nationwide, we will be hosting open houses from 10AM to 3PM, offering training on writing better cover letters, improving interview skills and optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Most […] Read Article “Today is Adecco Way to Work Street Day! Visit Your Local Branch!”

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Workforce Watch List: Office habits

According to data in the March 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics release, Americans spend an average of 34.5 hours per week in the workplace. A majority work more than 40 hours, which is a considerable amount of time spent on the job. Let’s face it, along with the hard work we produce day in and […] Read Article “Workforce Watch List: Office habits”