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Unemployment Under 9% -Lowest Level in Two Years

We finally broke 9% – February unemployment numbers were released today and for the first time in 2 years the number is under 9%.  And more jobs were added in the last two months in spite of the blizzards across[...]

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Jobless Claims Fall; Hiring Increases…

Today the Stock Market had the best day yet this year and economists are excited about job numbers.  Jobless Claims fell to the lowest level in 3 years (since May 2008) indicating the job market is moving in the right[...]

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February 2011 – A Good Month For Jobs!

In spite of rising gas prices and fears of a government shut-down, February 2011 was actually a good month for jobs.  Employers in the U.S. added over 217,000 jobs – more than anticipated. However with good news lately there always[...]

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Jobless Claims Fall Even Lower

In spite of the cold weather and blizzards across the U.S., retail sales are improving and individuals are finding work or leaving current positions for better ones. Unemployment claims feel last week to the lowest level in 2.5 years –[...]

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Unemployment Rate – 9% – Lowest Level in 2 Years

Good news and bad today about unemployment.  First the good news – unemployment fell to 9% – lowest level in 2 years and a sign of good things to come. However due to the weather fewer jobs were created than[...]

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Optimism & Hiring – 2011

Even though the unemployment numbers continue to be high (9.4%) there is much optimism on the hiring front.  Yesterday’s New York Times (1/30/2011) had a great article on positive indicators and unemployment. The NYTimes sited a job search engine “Simply Hired” where[...]

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Hiring Frenzy…is this the beginning?

Today the stock market hit 12000 for a while (first time in 3+ years) and Google announced a hiring push. Although no one knows for sure exactly how many people will be hired, it will exceed 6,000!  And we are[...]

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Help is on the Way…more jobs/more help

The stock market continues to rise; consumer optimisim is increasing and U.S. employers are beginning to hire again.  In a new study recently released by The National Association for Business Economics, hiring is at an all-time high. 42% of companies[...]

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Job Boards vs Recruiting

A number of years ago when Monster was hot, people would tell me that recruiters would become obsolete and companies would depend on job boards like Monster, Career Builder, etc   And of course Monster didn’t put us out of business. [...]

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Working Longer and Older

Contrary to what many of us believe, older workers (55+) are keeping jobs longer than ever before.  28 million people over the age of 55 were working last year – increase of 7.6% from pre-recession days.  And the workforce is older. [...]

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