The annual Society of Human Resource Management, or SHRM, conference is set to kick off this Sunday, and I’m excited to be attending as a blogger for Adecco. Atlanta, the site of the conference, is an amazing, vibrant city and will certainly make a fantastic backdrop for the largest gathering of HR professionals in the […] Read Article “Countdown to SHRM 2012”
Let me preface this post by admitting that I do not have kids of my own. This gives me an interesting vantage point when it comes to how parents choose to raise their children, compared to when I was a kid (which wasn’t really that long ago – yet it seems as if a lot has […] Read Article “Children of Helicopter Parents: How Does it Affect Their Future?”
The economy, while still by no means great, is improving slowly but surely and as such, new opportunities are springing up all across the country. But where do you go and why? Based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor and Adecco’s own internal data on job growth and demand, we compiled a list […] Read Article “The Ten Best Cities for Finding a Job NOW”
According to the “The Employment Situation – May 2012” report, hiring dwindled for the third consecutive month in May, as only 69,000 jobs were added to the national economy, the lowest monthly total since June 2011.
For the second straight month, 342 of the United States’ 372 metropolitan areas reported year-to-year unemployment rate decreases, according to the BLS’ “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment – April 2012” report.
Private sector hiring was a bit disappointing last month, as only half of the nation’s 10 major industry groups reported employment increases. In all, the construction, government, information, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services industries recorded job losses in May.
From December 2011 to February 2012, the national economy generated an average of 252,000 new jobs per month. Since then, only 96,000 new jobs have been added to the economy each month, on average.
When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”
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.