Monthly Archives: November 2015

Jobless claims average unchanged but total claims fall by 12,000

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, which contained the Veterans Day holiday, rose 0.31% compared to the previous week. However, the index was down 4.47% … Continue reading

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Economists trim GDP forecast for US, but job growth estimates up

The outlook for growth for US gross domestic product over the next two years looks slightly lower from that of three months ago but picks up steam in 2018, according to the fourth-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by … Continue reading

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Jobless claims average up by 3,000 but total claims fall

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 3,000 last week to 270,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

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US leading index suggests increased growth

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose sharply in October, suggesting continued expansion heading into the New Year. The index rose 0.6% in October to a reading of 124.1 (2010 = 100), following declines of 0.1% in both September … Continue reading

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IT jobs surpass 5 million level, TechServe reports

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in October from September to more than 5.0 million jobs, the TechServe Alliance reported.

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US job openings up in September

The number of US job openings in September rose 2.8% from August to more than 5.5 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. September had the second-highest level of job openings on … Continue reading

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12 Not So Typical Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees … Continue reading

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October posts biggest monthly increase in temp jobs for year

The US gained 24,500 temp jobs in October, the biggest month-over-month gain since November of 2014, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the US also posted the largest month-over-month gain in total nonfarm … Continue reading

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9 Smart Ways You Can Challenge Yourself at Work This Week

No matter where you are on the career ladder right now, you’re probably trying to reach higher, do better, and learn more. And that’s great. The good news for you is that it doesn’t have to be all that difficult. … Continue reading

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