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Jobless Rate Up in 24 States, Down in 15 in August 2014 DOL Report

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Regional and state unemployment rates were generally little changed in August. Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate increases from July, 15 states had decreases, and 11 states had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, three states had increases, and two states had no change. The national jobless rate was little changed from July at 6.1 percent but was 1.1 percentage points lower than in August 2013. Read More »

Restaurant Jobs More than 9 Percent Above Previous Cyclical High

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More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The private sector added a net 192,000 jobs in March on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the strongest monthly gain since November. Meanwhile, restaurants added more than 30,000 ... Read More »

Small Business Created 108,000 Jobs in December

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Employment in nonfarm private small business payrolls rose 108,000 in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, accounting for 45% of employment gains across all payroll size groups. Gains were split evenly between the smallest businesses with fewer than 20 employees and those with 20 to 49 workers. Read More »

Hiring Temporary Workers Boosts Employment Rates as U.S. Jobless Rate Changes Little in January

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In a new report from ManpowerGroup, temporary workers, a significant component of a company’s needed flexible work model, remain key to jolting and sustaining business growth, as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today reported that the overall January jobless rate was 7.9%, up from 7.8% in December 2012. The U.S. private sector added 157,000 new jobs last month, while ... Read More »

Employment Trends Index Increased in December

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The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December. The index now stands at 109.02, up from 108.19 in November. The December figure is 3.1 percent higher than a year ago. “After posting a significant increase in December, following an upward revision in November, the Employment Trends Index is improving,” said Gad Levanon, Director of Macroeconomic Research at The ... Read More »

Survey Finds Worker Morale is High

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The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in 10 (39 percent) workers described the morale at their companies as very good. Forty-two percent of people interviewed said workplace morale is somewhat good. The survey, conducted by accountemps, includes responses from 443 working adults 18 years of age or ... Read More »

Americans Working More, But On Their Own Schedule

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Work and personal life blend as people stay in the loop while on the go American puts in more than a month and a half of overtime a year – just by answering calls and emails at home. In a survey of U.S. working adults sponsored by Good Technology, more than 80 percent of people continue working when they have ... Read More »

Say Goodbye to the Nine to Five Worker

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Being Late is Fine with Employers, Thanks to Smart Technology The majority of global employers don’t mind when employees show up late for work, according to new research by Mozy®, the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses. Mobile technology, including smartphone apps and cloud services, now means that employers are surprisingly supportive of ... Read More »

Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter: ResumeBear Chapter 13

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Pre-Order Your Copy Today! Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter Sarah-Jayne Gratton is a celebrity author, television presenter, popular speaker, and influential social media personality. She is listed among “Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women” by Bit Rebels and is one of Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 5 Marketing Book Authors” on Twitter. Follow her at @grattongirl #FollowMe. Twitter ... Read More »

Marriott Foundation Bridges Career Gap for Thousands of Youth With Disabilities

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, roughly 33 million Americans have a disability and nearly half are unemployed. Just over 20 years ago, the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities launched the Bridges from school to work program to shrink the career gap for youth ages 17-22 with mental, physical and cognitive disabilities. Since its founding, the program has placed more than 12,000 young adults with 3,000 employers nationwide. Read More »