Once again, economists waited for the BLS report to determine if the unemployment data for April would be similar to that of March or if it would increase back to numbers seen in early 2012.
According to the BLS’ most recently published “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report, which was released on May 2nd, joblessness continued to decease within a majority of the United States’ metropolitan areas in March.
On May 4th, the BLS released its most recent “The Employment Situation” report, which revealed that, for the second consecutive month, private sector hiring was not nearly as extensive in April as it was in January and February.
During the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its latest report concerning first quarter 2012 economic growth projections.
The April jobs report came out at the end of last week, disappointing some economists and businesses. But one month does not an employment situation make. If we look at a six-month rolling average for employment we can see that we are headed in the right direction. There will be no magical or overnight recovery […] Read Article “April 2012 Jobs Report Recap”
There are many life lessons that sports have taught me over the years; how to win, how to lose, how to work within a group and most importantly, how to compete. Nobody goes into a situation or a game without preparing, scouting, doing their homework, and understanding all the players involved. This approach and attitude […] Read Article “The Competitive Edge”
Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”
Working in staffing can be very rewarding – but it can also be very stressful. I learned early on that if I didn’t learn how to manage my stress, I would inevitably go crazy. I learned how to manage my work-life balance with the following tips; they can work for anyone in any industry, not […] Read Article “Seven Tips for Managing Stress”
In January of this year we ran a contest called New Year, New You where the winner received a career makeover including a new laptop, new work clothes and career counseling from an Adecco recruiter. The lucky winner was Tony England, a family man from Kansas who was looking for a new position and a […] Read Article “New Year, New You Winner: Tony England”
For every Wall Street protester, there is a young professional studying the Wall Street Journal. For every $400 SnapBack hat purchased someone is buying an interview suit and leather portfolio. For every tweet posted, there is a LinkedIn page updated. As a significant percentage of the workforce begins to retire, there is an insatiable need […] Read Article “Bridging the Gap Between the Younger and Older Workforce”