Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? Technology continues to reduce the man-hours most jobs require, freeing up time for employees to ...
Schools around the country reopen for a new academic year this month, and surely, many students will ponder the useful of their education. While discussion of student loan costs and the job-market value of college degrees turn more contentious seemingly every year, a Georgetown University report published this summer says that unequivocally, more education means more opportunities in the labor ...
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its June 2016 jobs report Friday, and the labor market rebounded significantly from weak hiring in May. The approximate 287,000 jobs added in June greatly outpaced the forecast of 175,000, and far exceeded May's 38,000 new jobs -- the worst month for employment improvement in three years.
Brexit -- the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union -- initially sent shockwaves through the global economic markets. The value of the pound plummeted immediately following the June 23 vote, as did commodities and stock trading around the globe. Markets can have an impact on hiring, both positively and negatively, so the chaos Brexit caused worldwide might understandably give job seekers pause.
Criterion released a report touting the benefits of human capital management software, or HCM software for short. Some background: HCM is a human resources system designed to clearly communicate employee goals, track progress and set benchmarks for improvement. HCM software tracks such milestones, and provides a streamlined platform between management and staff.
Peruse the CareerCast.com Jobs Rated Best Jobs of 2016 , and you'll notice a variety of careers in statistical and data analysis ranked in the Top 10. Growing emphasis in a variety of sectors contributes to the high rank of fields like data scientist and statistician.
Employment figures reported for April 2016 remained positive, but shy of the lofty gains made in recent months. How might this impact your hunt heading into summer, as the job market heats up commensurate with the temperature? In the last half-decade, April has ushered in the month-over-month growth typical of the spring and summer months with some of the bigger job gains seen all year, including a 346,000 job increase in 2011 and 310,000 in 2014. The reported 160,000 new jobs added to the American economy this April total the lowest single month gain posted yet in 2016.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released March 2016 employment estimates of about 215,000 new hires for the month, but an unemployment rate creeping ever-so-slightly from 4.9 to 5 percent. More Americans actively seeking jobs explains the incremental unemployment increase despite increased hiring. More hires could continue to bring those who stopped looking for new employment into the fold, thereby adding competition to what is otherwise a seeker's market.