While temperatures plunged and a deep freeze gripped much of the U.S., job creation thankfully continued to thaw as evidenced by the December 2014 jobs report released this morning. It was a different story with wages, however.
As CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson previously mentioned, the U.S. job market is turning a corner as caution gives way to confidence. And with that news comes news that nearly half (45 percent) of employers anticipate their organization will raise the minimum wage this year. What does this mean for you?
Change is inevitable in every aspect of life, and the same is true of a job market that’s constantly in flux. Tens of millions of U.S. workers leave their jobs each year — some quit, others are laid off — and another wave of workers slide into these open positions. A greater level of such movement, which is typically referred to as churn, is actually a positive indicator for the labor market, because churn measures the pulse of hiring activity in an economy.
Unlike the live Peter Pan musical, the November jobs report released this morning far exceeded everyone's expectations. We read dozens of news reports, scour the Web, and break what we find down to three key talking points you can use. Whether you’re taking a break at the office water cooler or conversing with peers in the industry, you’ll have three conversation starters in your pocket.
Despite many positive economic signs as of late, 32 percent of part-time workers haven’t been able to land a full-time job, according to a new CareerBuilder study. Workers share the top four reasons they're struggling to find full-time work.
Halloween's supposed to be the spookiest time of year, but there was nothing too scary about the solid October jobs report released this morning. 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. Whether you’re taking a break at the office water cooler or conversing with peers in the industry, you’ll have three conversation starters in your pocket.
A recent CareerBuilder survey shows 3 in 5 employers support a minimum wage increase. Employers were also asked why they supported or opposed a minimum wage increase. To what extent does the academic literature in economics support their arguments?
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