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Permanent & Temp Hiring Set to Increase Latter Part of 2014

listeningWe’re in the home stretch now! Time is certainly flying and according to this CareerBuilder survey, the latter part of 2014 will be sizzlin’. That is, in terms of permanent and temporary hiring.

Per the survey, nearly half of U.S. employers intend to add full-time employees through December 31st and one-third of them plan to hire temporary workers. Both aspects bode well not just because it’s good news but because it’s higher than last year’s numbers, too. Read more

Majority of New Jobs Pay Higher Than Average Wage

moneyWant some good news on this Monday afternoon? Who doesn’t, right? Let’s face it we’re going to dish it out anyway.

According to MarketWatch, the economy isn’t just adding jobs at a fast pace. It’s adding jobs that pay even better than they have in previous years!

More than half of the new jobs created in 2014 are paying higher than the hourly U.S. wage. Per the data, 58 percent of the new jobs pay more than the average hourly wage of $24.45. This is comparison to last year’s numbers of 48 percent.

Per the piece, this year businesses are focusing on extending job offers to more white collar employees. Health care is still strong and financial services has picked up its pace.

 

Lookin’ Good! Labor Department Releases Strong Jobs Data

job oppsAs we head into the holiday weekend, there’s good new to report as per the Department of Labor.

In June, employers added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent. Can we get a woo-hoo? In addition, the number of jobs created in May was boosted to 224,000 from the original number of 217,000.

Let’s keep in mind 2014 got off to a very slow start thanks to an abysmal winter — in turn, frigid temps and horrid conditions ultimately froze hiring. According to a CBS piece, the new jobs should expedite economic growth. The math is simple: More jobs lead to more money lead to more products and services being purchased. Read more

Three Ways to Botch a Job Interview

job searchHave you ever tried to wing it during a job interview? How’d that go for you? Not too well, probably.

Well, according to Marc Cosentino, author of Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation, there are a few common blunders people make during job interviews.

Per a piece on Business Insider, he pointed out several ways to avoid being that guy or gal. Read more

Department of Labor’s Monthly Jobs Report Reveals Decent Data

ImproveJobProspectsIt’s that time of month!

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data this morning that looks mighty fine. Non-farm payrolls added 217,000 jobs last month which exceeded expectations of 215,000 by economists. In addition, the unemployment remained unchanged at 6.3 percent. Read more

Experts Anticipate Decent Monthly Jobs Report

Job-SearchIt’s hard to believe another month has come and gone but alas, we’re on the cusp of hearing about yet another monthly jobs report by the Department of Labor.

According to Reuters, the outlook looks decent. Anticipating approximately 218,000 new jobs to payrolls, that’s above average. Moody’s Analytics senior economist Ryan Sweet told Reuters,  “It would be consistent with a noticeable acceleration in growth.” Read more

Job Satisfaction Equals Compensation Per New SHRM Study

moneyThe Society for Human Resource Management conducted its annual survey on job satisfaction and the results may not necessarily surprise you: 96 percent of employees indicated compensation was “important” or “very important.”

This makes it the numero uno factor in overall job satisfaction. In fact, money trumped job security and opportunities to use skills/abilities. During the recession it sounds like job security and opportunities beat out pay but now that the job market’s on the uptick, money is top of mind.

Per a piece on Fortune, director of SHRM’s research center Evren Esen noted, “Incomes have grown slowly during the recession, and that undoubtedly is having an impact on workers’ priorities.” Read more

Pay Gap Widens: CEOs Earn How Much More Than Employees?!

moneyIf you’re not sitting down right now you may want to take a seat.

Sure, we pretty much knew CEOs earn top dollar on their jobs but per new data, it’s a fact. They make a lot more than their employees to the tune of 331 times! Read more

Laid Off & Looking For Work? Toronto Publisher Recruits Laid Off Newspaper Pros

extra extraGood news for old school newspaper folks!

If you’re a newspaper professional and you’ve been laid off, Community Bulletin Newspaper Group, Inc., is offering reentry into the field based on success from The Bulletin, their Toronto community newspaper.

We hear they’re actively recruiting writers, editors and ad sales pros to create and own local community newspapers with a proven newspaper template. Read more

New Research Shows Tough Job Market for College Grads

jobsMemo to new college graduates excited about the future — you may want to skip reading this blog.

That’s because The Accenture 2014 College Graduate Employment Survey showed that only 11 percent of students graduating in 2014 have already secured a job during the research compared to 16 percent from the Class of 2013.

As for previous years, 46 percent of 2013 graduates are currently employed full-time. This is in comparison to 68 percent of 2012 grads. As full-time numbers decrease, part-time numbers increase: 27 percent of respondents are working part-time jobs compared to 16 percent in the prior year. Read more

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