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Job Postings – 4.3 million in April 2011

Do you want a new job?  Over 4.3 million jobs were available on job boards (monster/careerbuilder/etc) in April 2011.  However there is still a 3/1 ratio for unemployed workers vs job postings. Most of the unemployed individuals seeking jobs are in[...]

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244,000 new jobs created in April 2011

It is difficult to make sense of the numbers – more jobs created in April 2011 -largest gain since 2066 – but the unemployment rate  increased to 9%. It feels like we are a long way from seeing unemployment numbers as[...]

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179,000 new jobs added in April 2011

April unemployment numbers will be released on Friday and we are optimistic that the rate will drop slightly but do not expect any big movement up or down. In anticipation of Friday’s numbers, ADP (payroll company) announced that 179,000 new[...]

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Making A Difference Every Day

I often hear from candidates who no longer feel excited about advertising & media.  They want to do something that makes a difference and I understand how important it is to feel that the work we do matters. In today’s[...]

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Need a New Job – 3 million available

Not only has the job market improved over the last few months but now there are 3.1 million job openings!   Great news for job-seekers and a sign that the market has finally turned around. We have seen the unemployment numbers decrease steadily[...]

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Unemployment Decreases…Shopping Increases!

Unemployment numbers are decreasing in cities across the country.    For example, the rate in Phoenix dropped from 9.3% to 8.8% and Austin went from 7.3% to 6.9% -well under the national average.  And if you really want to find a job, how about[...]

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McDonald’s to add 50,000 -more signs of hiring

On April 19th, McDonald’s is planning to devote a day to recruiting and hiring over 50,000 employees.  This is great news for the economy and another indication that companies are feeling the desire and need to hire. And not all[...]

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Best Numbers in 2 Years …

Employment figures were released today and the unemployment rate is at the lowest level since March 2009.  We still have a long way to go to reach 4.9% (March 2009) vs 8.8% today.  However trends are showing a steady decline[...]

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Hiring Continues to Improve….

Unemployment Figures for March 2011 will be out shortly but in the meantime the job market continues a slow and steady rebound.  Over 200,000 positions were added in the private sector in March and if this trend continues we should[...]

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Strong Job Growth on the Way

Last week’s employment numbers are out and fewer people applied for unemployment benefits.  Over the last month, the numbers have dropped each week and now stand at the lowest level since July 2008. In addition to these figures there is[...]

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