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Entry Level Hiring is Picking Up

Good news for recent college graduates.  An article posted on WSJ online indicates large/private companies are planning to increase hiring for recent college graduates in the coming year.  And we have seen a number of individuals in media/advertising secure positions[...]

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More People Leaving Jobs Willingly

The  job market is picking up and more people are finding new jobs.  In fact, In September 2011 more people willingly changed positions.  “Total quits rose in September 2011” -highest number since 2008  (New York Times 11/9/2011).  This is a[...]

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October 2011 – More Employees Added

Good news, in advance of the October 2011 Unemployment Figures, released today from ADP. Employers added 110,000 jobs in October – better than expected or anticipated. Private companies vs Federal/State Jobs are important because over 70% of all jobs created[...]

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Holiday Spirit – Stores are Hiring!

Positive news in retail today.  The New York Times reported stores are beginning to hire for the holidays and the numbers are better than last year.  And in spite of a flat or weak economy, consumers keep shopping.  Some of the numbers[...]

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Work Emails vs Personal Emails

We all know this or at least have read about the laws but it never hurts to be reminded. Emails written on your work emails are consider the property of your employer.  Never look for work, respond to requests for[...]

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Unemployment Claims Drop….New Low

Good news at last this week;  it is hard to think positive thoughts when the TV pundits are declaring the end of the world due to the financial crisis.  I get it – things are bad and we are in[...]

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Happy Employees/Recruiting Resources

Great article in today’s WSJ ( 8/8/2011) – “over 75%  of departing employees won’t recommend former companies.” Ouch!  And this data is based on over 4,300 exit interviews from 80 companies. Many of our clients rely heavily on current and former[...]

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117,000 New Jobs Added in July 2011

After yesterday’s gloom and doom and stock market sell-off, we have some good news. The July 2011 Job’s Report showed 117,000 new jobs were created last month more than anticipated.  And the unemployment rate dropped to 9.1 (small decrease from[...]

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July Jobs Report Better Than Anticipated

The stock market continues to drop, lay-offs are increasing and there is a general mood of gloom and doom at least on the TV Talk Shows.  However ADP (payroll service) reported over 114,000 people were added to payroll in July[...]

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Ads on Job Boards Down Slightly …

The economy is slowing down in some areas and job boards are indicating a slight decrease month-to-month in advertised openings.  However there is still some good news because year-to-year openings are up 12.1% from July 2010 to July 2011. Along with[...]

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