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Job Stability is More Important Than Passion for Most College Students, According to the Way to Work™ Survey

According to Adecco Staffing’s most recent Way to Work™ survey, 79 percent of students between ages 18-20 are optimistic they will find a job in five months or less, however finding a job is still their primary concern. One of the more surprising results of the survey, however, is the fact that 70 percent of students would prefer a […] Read Article “Job Stability is More Important Than Passion for Most College Students, According to the Way to Work™ Survey”

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Job Market Update: Leading Industries & Regional Update

The highest employment gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, healthcare and transportation and warehousing. Taking a closer look at the industries, here are some key sector highlights from the BLS “The Employment Situation – February 2015” report: Leisure and Hospitality Employment in this sector was dominated by the […] Read Article “Job Market Update: Leading Industries & Regional Update”

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Last Chance to Apply for the 2015 Engineering & Technology STEM Scholarship!

According to new data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of college students majoring in statistics has almost doubled since 2010, increasing by 95 percent. Other leading STEM majors include computer science, programming and software development. Time is running out! Apply for Adecco’s Engineering & Technology STEM Scholarship before March 16! A LinkedIn ranking of the […] Read Article “Last Chance to Apply for the 2015 Engineering & Technology STEM Scholarship!”

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Job Market Update: 295,000 Jobs Created in February

Source: BLS “The Employment Situation report – February 2015” February was another impressive month for nonfarm payroll employment, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The February 2015 unemployment report showed an overall monthly gain of 295,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate dropped down to 5.5 percent. This number is higher than the average of […] Read Article “Job Market Update: 295,000 Jobs Created in February”

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The State of STEM in America

Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy.  Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one, we […] Read Article “The State of STEM in America”

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Job Market Update: Metro & Regional Area Highlights

Regional and State Overview: Looking to the BLS’ latest “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment” report, both regional and state unemployment rates saw little change in the United States during the month of November. 41 states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from October, three states had increases, and six states had […] Read Article “Job Market Update: Metro & Regional Area Highlights”

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November Metro/Regional Report: Employment Increasing Across the Nation

The national BLS “The Employment Situation report – November 2014” showed an impressive surge in employment, adding 321,000 new jobs to the economy – 100,000+ more jobs than the previous month. This upswing has economists hopeful that growth will continue as we round out the year. Looking to the BLS’s latest “Metropolitan Area Employment and […] Read Article “November Metro/Regional Report: Employment Increasing Across the Nation”

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Using Corporate Social Responsibility as a Recruiting and Retention Tool

The definition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is still evolving. It addresses the concept that, beyond merely conducting its business and adhering to legal guidelines, an organization has obligations such as looking after the welfare of its employees, the community, society at large and the environment. There are three dominant areas where a company’s CSR […] Read Article “Webinar Wrap-Up: Using Corporate Social Responsibility as a Recruiting and Retention Tool”

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Job Market Update: Latest Metro and Regional Unemployment Data

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of 214,000 jobs. This number is lower than what economists expected, but not bad considering the average monthly gains for the 12 months leading up to October were 222,000. January is now the only month of 2014 with job […] Read Article “Job Market Update: Latest Metro and Regional Unemployment Data”

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Job Market Update: U.S. Economy on Track to Have Best Job Growth Since 1999

Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – October 2014”  October marks another positive month for non-farm payroll employment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its October 2014 unemployment report, showing an overall monthly gain of 214,000 jobs. This number is lower than the 230,000 that economists expected, but not bad […] Read Article “Job Market Update: U.S. Economy on Track to Have Best Job Growth Since 1999”