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Top Cities for New Jobs in 2011

CareerBliss (an online career community) lists the top cities in 2011 for hiring.  And New York is #1, Chicago #3 and LA #4.  And as we have been saying in our recent posts, 2011 should be a great year for hiring. [...]

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The Economic Recovery is Taking Hold…

More good news on the job front – December 2010 was a strong month for hiring.  ADP reported that private companies/employers hired almost 300,000 individuals – a bigger increase than anticipated or expected. This is the 11th month in a[...]

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New Year/New Job

2011 has arrived and all indicators suggest a robust year for hiring .  Many large companies in the US have held back on increasing staff for various reasons but are no longer able to keep unfilled jobs open or have[...]

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All Signs Point to Hiring in 2011

Today’s WSJ had a couple of interesting articles that point to increased hiring in 2011.  Companies are beginning to hire recruiters to help handle the demand for hiring in the coming year.  During the recession, many in-house recruiters as well[...]

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Year End Update on Employment…

Although we have two more weeks in the year, the news appear to be positive for those seeking jobs.  In fact, last week ( 12/6/2010) fewer people applied for unemployment.    And the overall rate fell to the lowest level since[...]

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The Unemployment Rate VS Advertising/Media

On Friday the unemployment rate increased surprising pretty much everyone since the economy appears to be on the upswing.  We may find out that this increase is a glitch but until then the mood about hiring remains gloomy. However in[...]

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Happy Days Are Here Again…Almost!

Employers added 93,000 jobs in November 2010 – more than economists anticipated or expected.  This is the biggest increase since November 2007 and a strong indicator that the economy is turning around. Most of the positions were added by small businesses[...]

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Black Friday Sales -$$$$

Consumer Confidence is up, Black Friday sales increased year-to-year and on Monday online sales rose 19.4%.  All of these factors are good news for the economy and positive indicators. More and more shoppers are making purchases online but store traffic[...]

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Wow – Huge Drop in Unemployment Gains

One economist suggested bringing out the champagne and celebrating!  And we definitely have more openings in digital media than candidates but let’s not get drunk on the news. Unemployment claims are now at the lowest level since July 2008 – quite[...]

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We Are Thankful for…An Economy Growing Faster Than Expected

On the eve of Thanksgiving when we are all sharing “grateful thoughts” let’s add one more to our list:  Economic Growth. In spite of the 9.6% overall unemployment rate nationally, the economy is actually growing.  In fact, American consumers are[...]

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