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Small Businesses Add 66,000 New Jobs in April


Intuit Monthly Small Business Index Shows Increase in Wages and Hours After Being Flat Since Fall 2008 Small business employment grew by 0.33 percent in April, equating to a 4 percent annual growth rate, according to the latest Intuit Inc. (@intuit) Small Business Employment Index (#SMBindex). This translates to approximately 66,000 new jobs in April and roughly 300,000 new jobs ... Read More »

Study Finds Public Sector Employees Earn Less Than Comparable Private Sector Employees

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Employees of state and local government earn an average of 11% and 12% less, respectively, than comparable private sector employees. An analysis spanning two decades shows the pay gap between public and private sector employees has widened in recent years. Read More »

Small Business Employment Showing Signs of Rebounding


Small businesses are showing signs of an economic rebound. This is the main finding of the just-released Intuit Small Business Employment Index, a new, monthly report that provides unique, near real-time insight into employment trends of the smallest of small businesses. Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), the nation’s leading small business payroll provider, based its report on data from businesses with ... Read More »

Breaking the $25 per Hour Barrier – Without a Four Year Degree

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One common hurdle many job seekers regularly face is not having a four year college degree. If you are a part of this widespread demographic, you may have had a difficult time breaking into the $20-$25/hour pay bracket. Many people are increasingly finding their entry level salaries hard to live on, especially those who are supporting a family. We’ve done ... Read More »

Online Job Demand Jumps 382,000 in January

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ob demand increases sharply by 382,000 in January, following a large 362,000 rise in November and December 2009 and reflects the recent strength seen in Q4 GDP numbers January online advertised vacancies rise to over 4 million for the first time since November 2008 Gains have been widespread across most of the States Read More »

Seasonal Jobs Can Help Bridge The Gap

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The Holiday season is almost here, and although they say the recession is over, Americans as a whole are not seeing jobs return as quickly as we need them.  At a time of year where “extra” money is spent on gifts and festivities, some families are feeling hopeless as the realization dawns that they cannot afford to maintain their daily ... Read More »

Online Job Demand Holds Steady in July

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Online advertised vacancies inched up by 700 to 3,295,500 in July, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted Online Data Series (HWOL)(TM) released today. Nationally, online job demand has been relatively flat over the last several months after sharp declines in December 2008 and January 2009. Nationally, there were over four unemployed looking for work for every online advertised vacancy, as the number of unemployed increased even as the number of advertised vacancies held steady. Read More »

Employee Benefits in The United States Report

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While about 70 percent of workers in private industry had access to employer provided medical care benefits in March 2009, only 25 percent of the lowest wage earners – those with average hourly wages in the lowest 10 percent of all private industry wages – had such access, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Read More »

Unemployment Reaches Nine Month High for Those with Disabilities

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Unemployment for people with disabilities reached its highest rate in nine months, according to a quarterly study by Allsup. At the same time, the Allsup Disability Study: Income at Risk shows the number of people applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits continues to climb, and the backlog of SSDI claims continues to slow people’s ability to receive their ... Read More »

Job Demand Continues to Stabilize

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As job demand continues to stabilize we see that nationally, labor demand shows a modest growth of 35,000 since March. The lastest results also show that States show a mixed picture in June – 24 States posting gains and 26 States posting declines. Modest growth in job demand is evident in Florida and Georgia over last few months. June advertised ... Read More »