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Veteran unemployment rate drops

March 18, 2015

The unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the US Armed Forces at any time since September 2001 fell by 1.8 percentage point year over year to 7.2% in 2014, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The jobless rate for all veterans also fell to 5.3% from 6.6% in 2013...


Construction employment up in 43 states

March 18, 2015

Construction firms added jobs in 43 states and the District of Columbia between January 2014 and January 2015, according to an analysis of US Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.North Dakota posted the largest year-over-year percentage increase...


Security and analytics jobs top Mondo’s list of in-demand IT jobs

March 18, 2015

The Internet of Things and 3D printing are among the top 15 tech trends for 2015 and the most in-demand technology jobs range from security engineers and cloud engineers to big data analysts, according a report released today by Mondo, a New York-based IT and digital marketing staffing provider.“...


Everything you thought you knew about staffing is wrong — Executive Forum

March 17, 2015

Is everything you know about staffing wrong?Staffing Industry Analysts President Barry Asin asked the question today in his keynote speech, “Why everything you know about staffing is wrong,” at the Staffing Industry Executive Forum today in Orlando, Fla.Not everything you know about staffing is w...


TEKsystems survey finds 44% to increase hiring for big data positions

March 17, 2015

Organizations are addressing big data skills shortages through training and contingent hires, according to a TEKsystems survey of IT leaders released today.Overall, 44% of IT leaders expect hiring for big data positions to increase, 52% expect it to stay the same and 4% expect it to decrease.Acco...


LinkedIn acquires employee referral software firm

March 17, 2015

Online networking site LinkedIn acquired Careerify, a Toronto-based firm providing an online platform that allows firms to manage employee referrals, internal mobility and employer branding in one solution. The deal was announced in a blog post by Careerify Founder and CEO Harpaul Sambhi.Terms an...


Final rules on excepted benefits published

March 17, 2015

The US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury published final rules that give employees who otherwise may not be able to get employer-based benefits access to high-level benefits.The final rules amend the definition of excepted benefits to include certain limited coverage t...


Mississippi, Nevada post highest jobless rates in January

March 17, 2015

Mississippi and Nevada posted the highest unemployment rates among all states in January at 7.1% each, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Louisiana and California followed, at 7.0% and 6.9% respectively.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.7%.North Dakota a...


Hillary Clinton’s one-device issue is also a nightmare for employers — staffing quote of the week

March 17, 2015

“It’s a huge issue and something that security folks and IT folks across every organization face in one sense or another,” MarketWatch quoted Karl Sigler, manager of threat intelligence at the Chicago-based security company Trustwave, as saying in a story about how the bring-your-own-device trend...


BuildForce Canada: Construction industry employment to slow, but 21% of workforce set to retire

March 16, 2015

Canada's construction workforce must meet the demands of new and ongoing resource development, as well as sustaining and maintenance work, according to BuildForce Canada's 2015-2024 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today.Overall growth in construction employment will...