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Top 10 Metros with the Biggest Share of Post-Recession Job Creation

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. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Talent Factor

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the June 2014 Jobs Report

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. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

What are the top cities for hiring engineers, and why?

How to Find the Hottest Cities to Recruit Engineering Talent

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.

 

Cities that are easier for recruiters are places where there is relatively more available talent given the number of available vacancies. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Supply & Demand, Workforce Data

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the May 2014 Jobs Report

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 1990sContinue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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An Interactive Map Of Boomers and Millennials in the Workforce

While Jay-Z and Solange Knowles recently grabbed headlines for engaging in a heated elevator tussle, baby boomers and millennials have also been battling it out — in the workforce, that is.

Following the recession, boomers have far outpaced millennials in the jobs recovery by taking up a growing share of the workforce while millennial employment has lagged quite significantly.

New analysis from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. Continue reading >>

By in Economy, Generational Hiring

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the April 2014 Jobs Report

Much like the twists and turns on popular TV shows today like “Game of Thrones” or “Scandal,” the BLS monthly jobs reports tend to evoke a roller coaster of emotions ranging from happiness, to disbelief, to disappointment, to gratitude, to anger, to confusion. And the April jobs report released this morning was no different. 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. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

What's driving the construction jobs recovery?

A Time of Re-Building: What’s Driving the Construction Jobs Recovery?

I know what you’re thinking: The recession took a bigger swing at U.S. construction jobs than Miley Cyrus’ wrecking ball did to her tween fans everywhere.

“I came in like a wrecking ball,
Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung…”

Um…thanks, economy.

But in case you find yourself thinking, “Man, we hear about health care jobs and software jobs all the time, but what about those poor folks in construction?” don’t feel too bad. Continue reading >>

By in Economy

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the March 2014 Jobs Report

If you live in a city like Chicago where the weather is constantly freezing and dreary in flux, your reaction to a sunny 40-degree day is, “Eh…it’s not ideal, but we’ll take it.” That’s the type of reaction economic experts had to the March jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, following the past few winter months that consistently fell short of expectations. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

President Obama aims to overhaul overtime pay.

Show Me MORE Money! President Obama Aims to Expand Overtime Pay

President Obama signed an executive order this week that’s aimed at broadening the expansion of overtime pay for millions of U.S. workers, who at the moment are not getting paid for their extra hours of work.

Most hourly workers today are expected to get paid time-and-a-half if they work beyond 40 hours a week. The same does not apply to salaried workers, however — with the exception of those who earn less than $455 a week. Continue reading >>

By in Economy

Three takeaways from the August 2013 jobs report.

3 Talking Points from the February 2014 Jobs Report

Brr… While much of the country continues to trudge through record-breaking (and unwelcome) amounts of snow and ice, the U.S. economy appears to be thawing — at least a little. This is evidenced by some positive news coming out of the February 2014 jobs report released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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. Continue reading >>

By in BLS Reports, Economy

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