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As the Labor Force Shrinks, Wages Increase

The labor force in the United States is the powerful motor that drives economic growth and makes it possible for companies in different industries to hire a wide range of talent and continue innovating. The U.S. labor force participation rate has been steadily falling for about 20 years and will probably result in some big […] Read Article “As the Labor Force Shrinks, Wages Increase”

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Staffing Trends within the Life Sciences Industry

Amidst the hectic environment of the pandemic, the life sciences industry has been challenged with many factors in hopes to eventually move forward into a post-pandemic world. Among these challenges, was the quick turnaround of developing, testing, and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, testing for viruses, in general, has been challenged to ensure accuracy and […] Read Article “Staffing Trends within the Life Sciences Industry”

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Staffing Trends within the Automotive Industry

As we investigate the future of the automotive industry, it’s clear with technology developing and changing, the industry will continue to evolve with this impact. With additions such as automation, electric vehicles and many other automotive-related updates, the industry will continue to adjust and adapt. Massive technology-driven disruption, intensified by COVID-19, has accelerated the pace […] Read Article “Staffing Trends within the Automotive Industry”

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Staffing Trends within the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry was one of the most impacted by COVID-19. While there have been both positive and negative impacts, let’s take a look at the most recent data and dive into this further. When we look at the most recent Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), it shows that in December […] Read Article “Staffing Trends within the Healthcare Industry”

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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?”