Posted on

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”

Posted on

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?”

Posted on

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?”

Posted on

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”

Posted on

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”

Posted on

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”

Posted on

The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q4 2019

Things change and things stay the same. That’s the theme of this edition of our quarterly employment update. And that’s because job growth appears to be slowing but the unemployment rate continues to be impressively low. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, so let’s take a deeper look. Explaining the record-low unemployment […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q4 2019”

Posted on

The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q3 2019

U.S. employers will likely continue to face challenges recruiting talent and filling open positions, despite signs that job growth is starting to slow, as well as more ominous warnings about the long-term health of the economy. That’s the upshot from the most recent second quarter employment data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics as […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q3 2019”

Group of employees working and chatting
Posted on

6 Soft Skills to Improve

Well that was awkward… That common catchphrase is usually good for a laugh, but it’s not so funny when muttered in the workplace. Why are Soft Skills Important The inability to effectively interact with others is one of the most obvious examples of the increasing lack of employee “soft skills” that are essential to landing – and keeping […] Read Article “6 Soft Skills to Improve”

Posted on

The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019

As spring blooms across the country, the employment forecast for the second quarter of 2019 looks to be partly cloudy after a long stretch of ample sunshine. While the unemployment rate remains historically low, economists are raising some concerns based on recent data. Those worries stem from job growth nearly grinding to a halt in […] Read Article “The U.S. Quarterly Employment Forecast – Q2 2019”