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

US businesses less optimistic in June due to greater uncertainty around Covid-19

Released on July 13, 2020 US private-sector firms were less optimistic in June as companies expressed greater uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and the subsequent impact on the private sector, according to the IHS Markit US Business Outlook released today. Employment expectations dropped to the lowest since February 2017. Private sector firms continued to forecast a riseRead More

US initial jobless claims fall by 60,000, but recovery remains ‘lethargic’

Released on June 25, 2020 US initial jobless claims fell by 60,000 in the week ended June 20 from the previous week to a total of almost 1.5 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. However, the previous week’s level was revised upward by 32,000. The four-week movingRead More

Employment Summary for February 2020

February was a big month for hiring, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report. In fact, employment had such a strong surge that the U.S. posted the best jobs numbers since May 2018, according to Bloomberg. “Payrolls rose 273,000 after the prior month was revised up to also reflect a 273,000 gain, accordingRead More

Conduct a Proactive vs. Reactive Job Search

Today's job seeker must take a more proactive approach and identify jobs before they go on the market. Conducting research provides you with the foundation you need for a successful job search. It is important to identify fifty potential employers who employ individuals who have your experience and skills. These are also employers you haveRead More

Seven Simple changes that can help you find a job!

If you are frustrated because your job search is taking longer than expected, you need to make changes in the way you are conducting your search. If you keep doing things the same way, unfortunately you will get the same results! Here are a few simple changes that can put momentum behind your efforts thatRead More

Millennials Are Not Job-Hoppers, Studies Find

Job candidates between the ages of 18 and 35 also prize learning opportunities over career advancement and salary, according to recent research. By Andrew R. McIlvaine Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Millennials have been stereotyped as nonstop job-hoppers for quite a while now, but that stereotype is turning out to be false. A recent analysis ofRead More

America’s small businesses haven’t had this much trouble finding workers in 17 years

View photos Hiring has become a major headache at America’s small businesses. According to the latest report on small business optimism from the National Federation of Small Business published Tuesday morning, 33% of all owners reported job openings they could not fill in April. This is the highest reading since November 2000. Ian Shepherdson, anRead More

Employment Summary for April 2017

The U.S. job market bounced back in April, adding 211,000 non-farm payroll jobs during the month, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The gains exceeded Bloomberg economists' prediction of 190,000 jobs added, and followed a weaker-than-expected March that saw 79,000 jobs added, revised down from the previously reported 98,000Read More

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

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 theirRead More