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How to Hire ‘Em & How to Keep ‘Em: Webinar Sneak-Peek

The word on the street is this – it’s a candidate market. What does that mean? It means that today’s job seekers have the power to accept or deny job offers much more liberally than they did last year – or just a few months ago. The current unemployment rate is hovering around 5.5 percent, which […] Read Article “How to Hire ‘Em & How to Keep ‘Em: Webinar Sneak-Peek”

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Job Market Update: 2015 off to a Healthy Start Adding 257,000 Jobs

Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – January 2015″  Great news in the labor market! January brought 257,000 new jobs to the U.S. economy – a jump of 5,000 from December and 113,000 from this time last year. As reported last month, 2014 saw an average job growth of 246,000 per month, […] Read Article “Job Market Update: 2015 off to a Healthy Start Adding 257,000 Jobs”

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Webinar Sneak Preview: Jan. 28th @ 1PM EST: Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool

It’s no surprise that social media (or, ahem, #socialmedia) is infiltrating every industry and vertical within the business world. We know it as a great tool for attracting consumers, but it’s also advantageous for attracting new employees. Now more than ever, it’s essential for recruiters, or those looking to hire new employees, to have an […] Read Article “Webinar Sneak Preview: Jan. 28th @ 1PM EST: Using Social Media as a Recruitment Tool”

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November’s Holiday Hiring Trends: Retail & Temporary Help Services On the Rise

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – November 2014″  In November, the United States generated 321,000 new jobs, the largest employment increase of the year. Although it was a huge jump in growth, the unemployment rate remained the same — stagnating at 5.8 percent, which is still the lowest we’ve seen since September, […] Read Article “November’s Holiday Hiring Trends: Retail & Temporary Help Services On the Rise”

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Job Market Update: November Sees Largest Employment Increase of the Year

Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – November 2014″  November not only met, but exceeded, our expectations with one of the largest increases of employment over the past few years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its November 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of a whopping 321,000 jobs […] Read Article “Job Market Update: November Sees Largest Employment Increase of the Year”

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Professional & Business Services Sector Leads September’s Job Growth

In September, the United States generated 248,000 new jobs, a huge jump from last month’s gain of 142,000. The positive news continued as the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points — dropping from 6.1% to 5.9%, which is the lowest we’ve seen since September 2008. Over the past year, the unemployment rate has declined […] Read Article “Professional & Business Services Sector Leads September’s Job Growth”

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The Jobs Report by Metro-Area – How Did Your Region Do?

The national BLS “The Employment Situation report – September 2014” report showed an unexpected surge in employment, adding 248,000 new jobs to the economy – 100,000+ more jobs than the previous month. Economists are hopeful that this upswing will continue as we enter into the fourth quarter. Looking to the BLS’ latest “Metropolitan Area Employment […] Read Article “The Jobs Report by Metro-Area – How Did Your Region Do?”

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September’s Job Gains Back to 200,000+

Source: BLS “The Employment Situation report – September 2014” The job market is looking up! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its September 2014 unemployment report this morning, showing an overall monthly gain of 248,000 jobs – considerably higher than last month’s reported gain of 142,000. The unemployment rate also saw an impressive decline of 0.2 percentage […] Read Article “September’s Job Gains Back to 200,000+”

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While Most Metropolitan Areas Show Improvement, the West Continues To Have the Highest Unemployment in the US

“The Employment Situation — July 2014” national BLS report showed a continuation of monthly job gains, adding 209,000 new jobs to the economy. This marks the sixth straight month we’ve seen increases of 200,000+ jobs. Both regional and state unemployment rates saw little change in the United States metropolitan areas, according to the BLS’ latest “Metropolitan […] Read Article “While Most Metropolitan Areas Show Improvement, the West Continues To Have the Highest Unemployment in the US”

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Metropolitan Employment Showing Improvement Nationwide

Sources: Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment Report – May 2014, Regional and State Employment and Unemployment – May 2014 The national BLS “The Employment Situation — June 2014” report showed another surge in employment, adding 288,000 new jobs to the economy, the fifth straight month to show 200,000+ job gains.  Economists are hopeful that this upswing will continue as we […] Read Article “Metropolitan Employment Showing Improvement Nationwide”