Temp job numbers continue recovery in July, but still down 19% over year

Released on August 7, 2020 The number of temporary help jobs in the US rose by 143,700 in July, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 2.38 million temp jobs remained below the pre-pandemic level of 2.89 million in March. Still, the temp penetration rate — temporaryRead More

US job growth slows in July, employment rises by just 167,000

Released on August 5, 2020 The US added 167,000 private sector jobs in July compared to the previous month, but the growth was below the employment increases seen in May and June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. ADP’s report had logged increases of 4.3 million jobs month-over-month in June and 3.3 million inRead More

CNBC Article: Op-ed: More companies will offer remote work at price of staff position. Take the deal.

Released on July 31, 2020 The pandemic was just the tipping point for the emerging interim economy. The word “interim” literally translates from its Latin origins as “the time in between.” For businesses, the next two years will be a time in which they either adapt or disappear. If we succeed in restoring “a million jobsRead More

Consumer confidence falls in July, but more upbeat on jobs

Released on July 28, 2020 The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell in July following a large gain in June, raising uncertainty about the recovery. “Looking ahead, consumers have grown less optimistic about the short-term outlook for the economy and labor market and remain subdued about their financial prospects,” said Lynn Franco, senior director ofRead More

Job board says applications jumped in Q2, biggest spike is in marketing

Released on July 27, 2020 Applications for US jobs increased by 11.3% in the second quarter, job board Resume-Library reported today. It also found that marketing was the industry that saw the biggest spike in people looking for work. “Millions of Americans have had no choice but to file for unemployment, as businesses continue toRead More

Covid-19 may be reducing skills shortage, hiring outlook improves

Released on July 27, 2020 Covid-19 may be taking a bite out of the skills shortage, according to the “Business Conditions Survey” released today by the National Association for Business Economics. The report, which is based on a survey of 104 NABE members, found 16% reported skilled labor shortages compared to 21% who said theRead More

Ensuring Your Company has Strong Leaders, Not Bosses

Are leaders born or made? It's an interesting question that produces a plethora of answers. But here's something that isn't up for debate: People are naturally attracted to leaders. Leaders possess capabilities that can inspire others to become their best, something that business owners eagerly seek in the people they hire and the individuals theyRead More

IT jobs down 211,400 over year, but segment still better than overall workforce

Released on July 16, 2020 There were 211,400 fewer IT workers in June compared to the same month last year, the TechServe Alliance reported on Wednesday. IT employment totaled 5.1 million jobs in June, down 1.46% month over month and down by 3.95% year over year, according to the TechServe Alliance’s calculations. But there wasRead More