Warehouses are Luring Workers from Other Industries

An additional 282,470 workers could be needed by Q2 2021. MH&L Staff AUG 05, 2021 Greater demand for warehouse space stemming from a structural shift in supply chain dynamics has led to a highly competitive labor environment in many markets, which COVID-19 has exacerbated. In 2Q 2021, a record 423.7 million square feet of industrialRead More

Getting Gen Z to Like Your Company

Here are some ideas to try. Adrienne Selko AUG 05, 2021 The bar to help companies attract the next generation of workers – Gen Z ( born 1995-2012 -- keeps getting higher. We understand they have different values, expectations and working styles. And now we have to get these employees to like our companies, saysRead More

Manufacturing Adds 15,000 Jobs in June

Average hourly wages in durable goods increased by 4.9%, year-over-year, as employers woo talent. Ryan Secard JUL 04, 2021 Manufacturing employment crept up slowly last month. On July 2, the Census Bureau’s latest Employment Situation report showed that goods-manufacturing businesses hired 15,000 more people in June after hiring 39,000 in May. That’s despite significant lossesRead More

US jobless claims plunge to 576,000, lowest since pandemic

Elyse Russo APR 15, 2021 / 08:02 AM CDT The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to 576,000, a post-COVID low and a hopeful sign that layoffs are easing as the economy recovers from the pandemic recession. The Labor Department said Thursday that applications plummeted by 193,000 from a revised 769,000 a weekRead More

Is Your Future Talent Hidden in Plain Sight?

There are 28 million hidden workers according to the Harvard Business Project on Managing the Future of Work. Adrienne Selko APR 05, 2021 If you are like me, you struggle with understanding how so many jobs are going unfilled, and yet there are so many people out of work. Joseph Fuller, who is a co-chairRead More

Private payrolls hiring bursts at fastest pace since September on rise in hospitality hiring

PUBLISHED WED, MAR 31 20218:15 AM Jeff Cox@JEFF.COX.7528@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM Private payrolls in March expanded at the fastest pace since September as anticipation of a strong economic rebound coupled with aggressive vaccination rates pushed companies to hire, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP. Companies added 517,000 workers for the month, a healthy spikeRead More

Survey: 88% of Manufacturers Optimistic about 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers’ quarterly record of manufacturer optimism hit its highest point in two years. IW Staff MAR 09, 2021 Most U.S. manufacturers see clear skies ahead, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Manufacturers. A majority, 87.6% of 450 respondents, of small, medium and large businesses reported feelingRead More

US private sector off to strong start, but labor market news disappoints: IHS Markit

Released on January 22, 2021 The US private sector got off to a strong start in 2021, according to a report out today by IHS Markit, an analysis firm. However, concerns remain, and there was disappointing news on the labor market. IHS Markit cited its US composite PMI Output Index, saying the US private sector regainedRead More

Move by White House stops rule on independent contractor classification (National Law Review)

Released on January 25, 2021 The White House issued a memorandum asking agencies to stop all non-emergency rulemaking and regulatory activity pending review by the new administration; the memo will in effect do away with a final rule on independent contractor classification, the National Law Review reported. The rule would have made it easier for companies inRead More