The Retail Industry: What the Headlines are Missing

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Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the May 2017 employment report and it was very positive, for the most part. The unemployment rate fell to 4.3% in May, the lowest level ...

How Much Slack Is in the Labor Market?

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The monthly unemployment rate released by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics always grabs headlines, especially during a time of economic recovery. In the past few reports, we’ve kept ...

The Staffing Industry’s Increasing Role in Driving the Economic Recovery

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“In the three years since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. staffing and recruiting industry has created more jobs than any other single industry in America.” —(source: ...

The Temporary Jobs Trend and Common Misconceptions

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The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report signaled growth in the economy, with 169,000 jobs added and the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008. However, recent ...

Is Contract Work Leading the Economic Recovery?

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In light of recent comments from the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the U.S. markets have been particularly unstable. Bernanke warned Congress that the public sector is hemorrhaging ...

The Jobs Picture

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The Labor Department reported that a net of 88,000 non-farm jobs were added in March — far below expectations. Of the jobs created, 79,000 were service-related, and 16,000 jobs were ...

National Economic Forecasts and Staffing Projections

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Many temporary staffing professionals, on both the buyer and supplier side of the market, are responsible for estimating temporary staffing demand for their organization. Staffing providers ...
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