Employment / Labor Trends

BAY AREA BUSINESS STRONG BUT WITH SERIOUS

ECONOMY Report finds Bay Area business strong but with serious needs San Francisco Business Times Date: Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:04am PDT The Bay Area continues to be a center of innovation, venture capital, productivity and growth. But it could all come crashing down if many of the area’s deepening underlying problems are not addressed, according to a [See More …]

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END OF THE FULL-TIME SALARIED JOB

The End of the Full-Time Salaried Job By Dan Schawbel | @danschawbel | February 17, 2012 | 21 in Share455 In 1997, author Dan Pink noted in an article in Fast Company magazine that there were approximately 25 million “free agents” in the U.S. A free agent, much like in sports, is a person who does [See More …]

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WANTED SAYS DEMAND UP FOR ACCOUNTANTS

Employers posted more than 76,000 job ads for accountants and auditors from October through December of 2011, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. Hiring demand grew 33 percent during the last quarter and 25 percent year over year with more than 292,000 jobs posted online in 2011. However, demand for [See More …]

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ADP REPORT SHOWS STRONG JOB GROWTH

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks started December with a jump. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 249 points Wednesday, its biggest one-day gain since Sept. 1 and the sixth largest this year. An encouraging employment report and hopes that Europe’s debt crisis may ease boosted major indexes on Wednesday, erasing nearly two weeks of losses. [See More …]

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BURST OF HIRING COULD MARK TURNING POINT

Burst of hiring could mark turning point for jobs Share retweet EmailPrint.. Play Video CNBC – Zeroing in on US Jobs . Play Video Video:Hope for U.S. Economic Recovery? ABC News . Play Video Economy Video:Unemployment dips to 8.9 pct., 192K jobs added AP . Related Quotes Symbol Price Change ^DJI 12,169.88 -88.32 ^GSPC 1,321.15 [See More …]

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DECODING THE LATEST JOBS REPORT

http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/unemployment-rate-drops-to-9-but-job-growth-is-painfully-slow-535893.html

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2011: A HIRING BOOM, EVEN AT 9% UNEMPLOYMENT

Chris Isidore, senior writer, On Monday January 3, 2011, 3:02 pm After three years of economic pain, a growing number of economists think 2011 will finally bring what everyone’s been hoping for: More jobs and a self-sustaining recovery. “We’re looking at some leading indicators on employment, and they’re all flashing green lights,” said Bernard Baumohl [See More …]

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COMPANIES IN OCT. ADDED MOST JOBS SINCE APRIL

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UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS DROP

WASHINGTON – Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the second drop in a row and a hopeful sign the job market could be improving. Still, economists cautioned that the trend would have to continue for several more weeks before a solid conclusion could be drawn that hiring is picking up. Applications for jobless [See More …]

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