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ADP Report Reveals Slow Job Movement in February

ImproveJobProspectsThe monthly jobs report will be released this Friday by the Department of Labor but if ADP’s news is any indication, it won’t exactly be strong.

Per a private report based on various payrolls, companies apparently added less workers in February than experts initially projected. Read more

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New Survey Reveals Many Employed Workers Haven’t Job Searched in Years

Job-SearchIt may be time to dust off that resume! That is, you may be in the same boat as nearly half of the people in an Accountemps survey who revealed they haven’t looked for a new job since 2009.

Better yet, 30 percent of survey participants indicated they haven’t looked for a new job since 2004.

The same survey revealed 19 percent of participants really want to job hunt this year and the majority of them expect their search to be challenging.

The numbers tell all — if you’re similar to survey participants, being out of the job search market doesn’t mean you’re less marketable but it does mean you need to brush up some skills to work it. (This reminds me of a couple who is recently divorced as they dip their feet into the dating pool again. The premise hasn’t truly changed but the game sure has been altered thanks to modern technology.) Read more

New Survey Reveals One in Five Workers Want New Job in 2014

judgeIf you’re looking for a new job, you’re not alone. Actually, you’ll be among a pack of job seekers seeking better opportunities this year, thanks to new data from a CareerBuilder survey.

That is, one in five workers revealed they want a new job this year. We must admit, we’re not sure what to make of these numbers — yes, that’s great people feel confident in the market to move on but why are so many people unhappy? ┬áMaybe they’ve been waiting things out in their current job for too long and feel like the time is right to move on?

According to the statistics, only 59 percent of workers indicated they’re satisfied with their jobs. This is a significant drop from last year’s percentage of 66. Digging deeper, people claiming dissatisfaction pointed to salary concerns and not feeling valued as the top two reasons. Read more

New Survey Reveals Cautious Hiring in the New Year

2013 calendarHappy New Year, dear MediaJobsDaily readers! We’re happy to be back in the zone and hope you are as well.

In the spirit of job news, this just in from CareerBuilder…their annual forecast remains cautious though we’d like to think of it as cautiously optimistic.

Here’s why: 24 percent of companies in their poll indicated they’ll add full-time employees this coming year. It’s down two percentage points from last year but we still think 24 percent is a pretty decent number. Read more

Department of Labor Releases Positive Job Report; Unemployment Rate Drops

2013What could be better than a Friday afternoon than one that heads into the weekend on a positive job note?

Employers added 203,000 jobs in November which exceeds the target of 180,000 anticipated by economists. As for the unemployment rate, well there’s reason for good cheer on that front as well. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to seven percent and the labor force participation rate increased a tiny bit to 63 percent. Read more

Monthly Jobs Report Reveals Slight Uptick in Unemployment

Job-SearchThe U.S. Department of Labor released its monthly job report this morning and although the unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent, the good news is that employers have added 204,000 jobs.

This number of job addition was significantly higher than original estimates.

According to ABC News, economists surveyed prior to the report anticipated 120,000 added jobs and an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent. Read more

August Job Report Reflects Weak Numbers

We try not to be doom and gloom here on a Friday afternoon but we just need to call it like we see it.

The Labor Department issued the monthly jobs report today and it appears that job growth is slowing down.

In August, 169,000 jobs were added and unemployment dropped to 7.3 percent. The numbers seem grim since a Bloomberg survey indicates economists were actually expecting a boost of 180,000 jobs. Unemployment was anticipated to remain steady at 7.4 percent. Read more

Hiring Rate Increases for New Journalism Grads

If you’re a new grad with a sparkling journalism degree, listen up. According to a new survey published by the University of Georgia, there’s good news for our industry after all.

In 2012, 66 percent of journalism graduates landed a full-time job six to eight months after graduation. This is up from 62 percent in 2011 and compared to 56 percent in 2009! Read more

Employers Post Fewest Job Opportunities in Five Months

Remember the ol’ Seinfeld episode when George Costanza referenced his break up speech with “it’s not you, it’s me?”

Okay, even if you have no idea what we’re talking about, when it comes to job searching in some if not most instances, it’s not about you. It’s about me. And by “me,” we mean the employer.

If this is any consolation for the job market and beating your head against an exposed brick wall, it’s not you. Don’t take it personally. You could be doing everything in your ability to network, expand your horizons, learn a new skill, interview, and land a job yet there’s something bigger than you that’s out of your control: The economy.

Yes, we know this is a basic truth but you know what? Sometimes it’s worth repeating.

According to a report published by The Associated Press, employers in April posted the fewest jobs in the previous five months. The significance, of course, points to a flat job market but also signals the next few months may be flat as well. Read more

May Jobs Report Grim; Unemployment Rate Increases

It’s that time of month again. Yes, that time of month.

According to the recent job report on the hiring front, companies hired less employees than expected in May. As indicated by CNN, merely 69,000 jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent.

Perhaps expectations are critical to these numbers since CNN Money surveyed economists who were hoping for 150,000 new jobs instead of 69,000. Plus, they anticipated the unemployment rate would have remained at 8.1 percent. No such luck.

Private companies slowed down hiring last month and overall economists point a finger at Europe for the slow economic growth and China’s curtailed growth as well.

Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business commented to CNN, “It was really shockingly low.” For instance, he pointed out small businesses haven’t been feverishly hiring because they’re not getting a steady new stream of clients.