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Posted November 18, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Interested in Hiring Veterans?

Employers are constantly looking to hire the best and brightest people to help their companies succeed.  While they might have certain candidates in mind, it is important for them not to forget about those who have served our country.  Veterans who are transitioning from military life to civilian life might have the skills and experience employers need to fill job openings.  They do not want a hand out, just a hand up in preparing to enter the job market. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

World Expo Bid 2020: The Foreseen Positive Impact on UAE Job Market

Vineeta Tiwari 2

Vineeta Tiwari

The United Arab Emirates has an economy and a job market that possess an enviable stature and positioning in the global economic platform. In the entire Arab land, UAE is one country that has been determined to retain its heritage while sprinting at breakneck speed to embrace the breakthroughs and upcoming fiscal supporting events.

The job market at the moment is brewing with excellent career opportunities and there are several reasons that are backing up the success. Some of the highlighted reasons include a booming economy that is slowly moving towards diversification, increased Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and a prospering private sector. (more…)

Posted May 02, 2013 by

Fewer Job Cuts in April But Sequestration, Consumer Spending Are Concerns

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Job cuts fell to their lowest level since December, as U.S. employers announced plans to trim payrolls by 38,121 in April, according to the latest report on downsizing activity released Thursday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

April job cuts were 23 percent lower than March, when announced layoffs totaled 49,255.  They were 6.0 percent lower than the 40,559 planned job cuts announced in April 2012.  April represents the lowest job-cut month since last December, when 32,556 were tracked by Challenger. (more…)

Posted January 29, 2013 by

Private Sector Gained 582,000 Jobs in Q2 2012; California Led With 108,383 New Jobs

Bureau of Labor StatisticsFrom March 2012 to June 2012 gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments were 7.0 million, an increase of 69,000 from the previous quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments were 6.4 million, an increase of 301,000 from the previous quarter.

The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment gain of 582,000 jobs in the private sector during the second quarter of 2012. (more…)

Posted December 07, 2012 by

Despite Hurricane Sandy, Jobs Up 146,000 and Unemployment Down From 7.9 to 7.7%

Bureau of Labor StatisticsTotal nonfarm payroll employment rose by 146,000 in November, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in retail trade, professional and business services, and health care.

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the Northeast coast on October 29th, causing severe damage in New Jersey, New York, and other states. Nevertheless, the BLS survey response rates in the affected states were within normal ranges. Its analysis suggests that Hurricane Sandy did not substantively impact the national employment and unemployment estimates for November.
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Posted November 16, 2012 by

Economy Gained 814,000 Jobs in 1st Quarter 2012

Bureau of Labor StatisticsFrom December 2011 to March 2012 gross job gains from opening and expanding private sector establishments were 6.9 million, an increase of 26,000 from the previous quarter, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over this period, gross job losses from closing and contracting private sector establishments were 6.1 million, a decrease of 399,000 from the previous quarter.

The difference between the number of gross job gains and the number of gross job losses yielded a net employment change of 814,000 jobs in the private sector during the first quarter of 2012. (more…)

Posted October 04, 2012 by

Layoffs Down 19% From 2011 and Lowest Since 1997

Downsizing activity remained relatively flat in September as US-based employers announced plans to cut 33,816 jobs from their payrolls during the month.  That was up 4.9 percent from a 20-month low of 32,239 job cuts in August, according to the latest report released Thursday by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Last month’s total was 71 percent lower than a year ago, when planned job cuts unexpectedly surged to a 29-month high of 115,730.   It was, in fact, the lowest September total since 1997 when only 20,698 were announced.

John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & ChristmasSeptember brings to an end one of the slowest job-cut quarters in over a decade.  Employers announced 102,910 job cuts in the third quarter, down 27 percent from the previous quarter (139,997), and 56 percent lower than the third quarter of 2011 (233,258).  It was the lowest quarterly total since the second quarter of 2000, when planned layoffs numbered 81,568.

Employers have now announced 386,001 planned job cuts in 2012, which is 19 percent fewer than the 479,064 job cuts recorded by this point last year.  One has to go back to 1997 to find fewer job cuts announced through the first nine months of the year.  That year, employers announced 281,496 job cuts through September.

Contributing to the decline in monthly job cut figures is the significant drop-off in the number of layoffs announced by the government sector.  These employers announced just 14,186 job cuts through September, compared to 119,027 by this point in 2011.  (more…)

Posted September 06, 2012 by

Excellent News: Private Sector Jobs Rocket Up by 201,000 in August

ADP National Employment ReportEmployment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 201,000 from July to August, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gain from June to July was revised up from the initial estimate of 163,000 to 173,000. (more…)

Posted August 01, 2012 by

Private Sector Added 163,000 More Jobs in June

ADP National Employment ReportEmployment in the U.S. nonfarm private business sector increased by 163,000 from June to July, on a seasonally adjusted basis. The estimated gain from May to June was revised down slightly, from the initial estimate of 176,000 to 172,000. Public sector layoffs — particularly at the state and local level — have been the primary drag on the employment numbers for months. These public sector numbers won’t be known until Friday’s report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (more…)

Posted June 13, 2012 by