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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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Unemployment Falls to 9.4%

In December ’10, the U.S. economy ended the year by adding 103,000 jobs that month, and the umployment rate unexpectedly fell to 9.4%, it’s lowest since May ’09, cnnmoney.com reported today. Also, many economists increased their predictions after ADP released[...]

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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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