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Seasonal Hiring Has Not Slowed in 2020

Retail warehousing jobs soar in October As we have entered this year’s ramp season, new opportunities have emerged in the seasonal staffing market like we’ve never seen before. Specifically, manufacturing, retail, and transportation/warehousing firms showed their strongest gains this year in October, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Companies have also announced […] Read Article “Seasonal Hiring Has Not Slowed in 2020”

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Innovation at its Finest: Upskilling Workers with Virtual Reality

Based on our own internal data, both direct hire and temporary job growth for industrial truck operators in distribution centers has nearly doubled in some key markets, and hourly pay rates have risen as much as 50%. Furthermore, Indeed recently saw a 6% spike in forklift operator job postings spread out across the country. In […] Read Article “Innovation at its Finest: Upskilling Workers with Virtual Reality”

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Post-COVID Hiring as You Reinvest for the Future of Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut punch to businesses; however, things appear to be slowly improving and eventually companies will regroup and discover new opportunities for growth. But only those that are ready and reinvest in the right talent across various departments. Understand the New Normal New opportunities don’t mean old and comfortable ways […] Read Article “Post-COVID Hiring as You Reinvest for the Future of Your Business”

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What will President Trump’s executive order mean for recruiting and hiring?

The executive order is set to replace the CARES Act. You’ve probably seen the headlines—some covering the roadblocks this order could face—so we won’t spend too much time here. The most relevant point related to the labor market is this: The executive order does not include one-time stimulus checks for employed and unemployed individuals (they […] Read Article “What will President Trump’s executive order mean for recruiting and hiring?”

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COVID-19, Wages, and Your Business

Much of today’s COVID talk is about public health, first, and the economy, second, and rightfully so. But there’s a third topic that’s heating up: COVID’s effect on wages. Let’s take a look at the current state and where we could be heading next. The CARES ActThe pandemic triggered record-high unemployment and the $2.2 trillion […] Read Article “COVID-19, Wages, and Your Business”

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What “new normal” should we expect from the COVID-19 recovery?

We’ve all heard the phrase “new normal” at this point—months into grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the effects it’s had on our lives. Our routines, our families, and our careers have all changed to some degree. But what exactly is the new normal? How do we define it? Better yet, how do […] Read Article “What “new normal” should we expect from the COVID-19 recovery?”

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What’s a contact tracer? And how do you become one?

“Every cloud has a silver lining.” For many, the “cloud” is COVID-19, which has led to millions of layoffs and record high unemployment levels. Yet, for some, a “silver lining” remains: contact tracing. Previously unknown by most outside of the healthcare industry, contact tracing has become a necessity since COVID-19. In fact, it’s one of […] Read Article “What’s a contact tracer? And how do you become one?”

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Associate Story: Gaining Career Ground with the Adecco Academy

Mema knew he was in good hands when he chose to partner with Adecco to find his next role. What he didn’t realize was that beyond job search advice and placement, it also came with the opportunity to learn new skills through the Adecco Academy. This not only allowed him to continue moving his career […] Read Article “Associate Story: Gaining Career Ground with the Adecco Academy”

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Associate Story: Future-proofing Your Career Through the Adecco Academy

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has temporarily suspended operations at the large automotive plant where Peter Akumbobe Akumbobe, an Adecco Associate since 2018, is employed. During this unexpected down time, he’s taking advantage of the Adecco Academy, a free online training resource for Adecco associates. He’s gaining new skills to better prepare him for the […] Read Article “Associate Story: Future-proofing Your Career Through the Adecco Academy”

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Associate Story: Finding a Career Path Through the Adecco Academy Amid a Global Health Crisis

Eric Barnett’s path to finding a career he’s passionate about has been guided in large part by his family. After Eric’s wife became a registered behavior technician, he entered the field himself. While he enjoyed it, Eric saw the role as a job, and he was looking for a career to call his own. Eric […] Read Article “Associate Story: Finding a Career Path Through the Adecco Academy Amid a Global Health Crisis”