U.S. employers added 142,000 jobs in August compared to the 225,000 economists were expecting. Check out the highs and lows of today's jobs report so whether you’re taking a break at the office water cooler or conversing with peers in the industry, you’ll have 3 conversation starters in your pocket.
Many nurses are continuing to work past the average retirement age and this could have a significant impact on the feared risk of a nursing shortage. For recruiters and HR leaders, this means increased flexibility when working on long-term strategic planning.
You may have noticed temperatures starting to dip slightly as we head into the last few weeks of summer — and, as evidenced by the July jobs report released this morning, the U.S. economy appears to have cooled off a bit too. As you may know, following each month’s jobs report, we read dozens of news reports, scour the Web, and break what we find down to three key talking points you can use.
It’s no secret the Great Recession has changed many things: baby boomers have a larger share of jobs, consumers are more financially responsible, and now, as illustrated by new research from CareerBuilder and EMSI, certain metro areas are more competitive, thanks to a surge in post-recession job creation.
CareerBuilder and EMSI recently looked at total job growth across industries for each of the 50 most populous U.S.
Maybe the U.S. economy sensed the jobs report would be released around the Fourth of July and wanted to steal its thunder because this was one (surprisingly) healthy jobs report released this morning. And before you check your calendar to make sure you’re not losing your mind, yes, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did release the June 2014 report a day earlier because of the holiday weekend.
It’s no secret that engineers are hard to recruit. Using CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal, we find that engineers are harder to recruit than 75 percent of occupations. Using the Hiring Indicator tool, we can do a market comparison and study top candidate areas for engineering talent.
At first glance, the numbers coming out of the May jobs report released this morning look as good as National Donut Day feels — job gains lived up to economists’ expectations; the unemployment rate remained unchanged; we finally recouped the jobs lost during the recession; and this was the first four-month stretch with 200,000-plus job gains since the 1990s.
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