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The Skills Gap is Costing Companies Nearly $1 Million Annually, According to New CareerBuilder Survey

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More than two thirds of employers who said they were increasing their number of employees in Q1 currently have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates Apr 13, 2017 CHICAGO and ATLANTA, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — It’s one of today’s most vexing economic puzzles: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their… Read more »

Do Something!!!!

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Everyone who is working could possibly open a door for you. They don’t have to be working in your profession to know someone who does! Often, your friends assume you already found a job. “Out of sight – out of mind” is not good, if you’re conducting a job search. Attend functions, networking events, job… Read more »

Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) MARCH 22, 2017 Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as the choice of 33… Read more »

Fed: Economic Growth Continues at Start of 2017; Brisk Business for Staffing Firms

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Reports from the 12 Federal Reserve districts indicated that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace from early January through mid-February, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s latest report on regional economies (known as the “beige book”). Manufacturing activity accelerated somewhat, with most districts characterizing the pace of growth as moderate. Employment grew… Read more »

Attracting, Retaining Talent Is No. 1 Concern in ‘Future of Work’ Survey

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Feb 14, 2017Laura Putre | IndustryWeek Talent management is the most pressing issue for human resources leaders at some of the largest U.S. companies, a new survey finds. A survey by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw of 717 in-house legal and business leaders between December 2016 and January 2017–in a cross section of industries including manufacturing—mentioned the “war for… Read more »

US Factory Output Rose In January For Second Straight Month

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by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturers cranked out more steel, machinery and electronics last month as factories appear to be rebounding after two years of stagnation. Factory output rose 0.2 percent in January, its second straight increase, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday . While modest, the gain is… Read more »

Small Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

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Jan 10, 2017Bloomberg Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While… Read more »

Oil Industry Starts Revival as Project Approvals to Double

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The oil industry will shake off the effects of the biggest downturn in a generation this year as they more than double project approvals and increase exploration spending for the first time in three years, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd. Companies will green-light more than 20 oil and gas fields for development compared with nine… Read more »

Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy I

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The odds are good that privatizing education will be part of the agenda for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. The Republican platform calls for increasing the role of banks in giving out student loans. And Mr. Trump and the platform advocate an expansion of both vouchers, which enable students to attend the private school of… Read more »

The Complex Mess of Health Insurance

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The Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the best sources of information on health care, and it recently convened some focus groups in the Midwest and Pennsylvania. These groups included people who received health insurance through an Obamacare exchange and who also voted for Donald Trump. You can read about the results in an Op-Ed… Read more »

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