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Foreclosures and Gas; Good News!

Are we finally seeing a reprieve from the foreclosure crisis?  ABC News seems to think so.  Today they reported that April foreclosures are down 2% from a year ago.  They report that this is new foreclosures and many people will[...]

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More jobs…more resignations!

Interesting article in today’s WSJ (5/12/2010) – in March 2010, more workers quit for new positions than were laid off!  Over 1.9 million people resigned to accept new positions – growing evidence the job market is turning around and great[...]

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Working more? Apparently so….

Read an article today in the Chicago Tribune (5/11/2010) and 8 out of 10 employees think workloads have increased as a result of staff reductions. And last week The Labor Department reported that productivity increased for the 1st Quarter of[...]

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JIBE – new website for job seekers

Read an interesting article in today’s NYTimes (5/10/2010) about a new website called JIBE.  Target audience is entry level candidates and college graduates – in finance, healthcare and marketing. JIBE connects facebook and linkedin profiles and candidates may search for companies and[...]

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290,000 jobs added in APRIL!

The April 2010 job figures were just released and 290,000 jobs were added in April!  This is the good news and now the bad – the unemployment number actually went up.  The number is deceiving because  the economy is turning around[...]

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Upfront 2010: Are You Prepared?

It’s no secret to those in media that the upfront market is warming up.  In less than two weeks, the broadcast networks will present their upfront presentations in NYC, and the season will officially be off and running.  An article[...]

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32,000 Jobs Added in April

Good news on the job front …For the 3rd month is a row, jobs were added indicating employment is picking up! And job cuts dropped to the lowest level in over 4 years – all good news for the economy[...]

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Hiring again….

Read some interesting news today about hiring. Google added 800 positions in First Quarter 2010 and intends to add 2,000 people this year. Great news and based on the facts and figures we are seeing there will be more companies[...]

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Signs of Life in the economy…restaurants, malls, etc

Today’s Chicago Tribune (5/2/2010) reported restaurant traffic is slowly improving – another sign the economy is rebounding.  As consumers shop more and dine out, wallets are opening and the recovery is moving forward.  All good signs and we are of[...]

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More jobs and better news…

On Wednesday, April 26th The Labor Department issued new and promising figures on employment.  Employers added 162,000 jobs in March- the largest gain in over 3 years.  And employment across the U.S. is stabilizing – with some major exceptions.  Detroit Metro[...]

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