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Fewer Jobs Created; More People Shopping!

The job market took a hit in May 2011; fewer jobs in the private sector were created than anticipated and the economy is stalling.  Or is it? There is so much information and little consistency in the numbers.  Retail sales[...]

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American Cars – Making a Comeback

A few years ago the American automotive industry was in decline and foreign cars were more desirable.  We have experienced a change in buying habits and perception and most importantly this turn-around is helping generate jobs. The Big Three –[...]

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Where The Jobs Are….New York City

If you think the job market is better in NYC, you are correct.  The overall unemployment rate in the U.S.  fluctuates between 8.7-8.8% and in New York state it is 7.9%.   (Best in the country is North Dakota – 3.3%).[...]

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Unemployment Claims falling…

Good news on the economy released today – for the week ending 5/13/2011- fewer individuals filed for unemployment.   The numbers vary week to week and are often based on weather and other issues.  For example during the blizzard, claims were up[...]

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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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