Tag Archives: Employment News


BLS Employment Situation Report: November 2018

The spirited pace of job growth that the U.S. reached in October turned out to be unsustainable for November: In its latest edition of the Employment Situation Summary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirmed a total of 155,000 nonfarm payroll jobs created for the month, a decline of almost 100,000 from October’s numbers. NPR pointed […]

Study Shows Brick-and-Mortar Stores Spur Online Sales, Job Growth

With e-commerce companies like Amazon achieving record-breaking sales and several well-known brick-and-mortar retailers closing their doors, the future of consumer buying appeared to be headed in the direction of point and click. The thinking was, Why shop in stores when you can buy from home? But as a recently released study found, Americans don’t feel this way. […]

How Healthcare Workers and Innovation are Helping People Battle Diabetes

November 14 was World Diabetes Day. Affecting more than 425 million people globally, according to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes remains an incurable disease. However, thanks to healthcare innovations and the people that provide ongoing care for those dealing with the disease, it’s very manageable. Here are a few of the latest medical devices that, along […]

BLS Employment Situation Report: October 2018

Job growth in October 2018 surpassed September’s numbers and economists’ projections for the month. In its Employment Situation Summary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Nov. 2 that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October. This is significantly higher than Wall Street analysts’ prediction of 195,000, as reported by The New York Times. Michelle […]

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their […]

Health Officials Employing “All Hands on Deck” Strategy to Improve Cancer Care

Thanks to technological advancements and breakthrough discoveries, some substantial strides have been made in the war against cancer. That said, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests socioeconomic status may play a role in the chances of people dying from cancer. In other words, there’s plenty of room for […]

High Demand for Smart Speakers Leading to Jump in Jobs

When smartphones were first mass produced in manufacturing and distribution centers, millions of Americans said, “I gotta have that.” Fast forward to the present, and the vast majority of gadget-crazed consumers own these devices – nearly 80 percent of the country, in fact, according to the Pew Research Center. Making a strong case for second […]

Insurers Say Growth Will Stay Around at Least Until 2021

As numerous industries experience the fruits of a vibrant economy, there’s some question as to how long the good times will last, given the natural fluctuations that economies of all shapes and sizes tend to go through. However, the heads of the financial services sector – insurers, in particular – are confident that expansion will […]

BLS Employment Situation Report: August 2018

August was a strong month for employers across most segments of the U.S. economy, particularly in the wake of a July performance that notably underperformed the expectations of economic analysts, businesses and governments alike. According to the latest Employment Situation Summary from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, American nonfarm organizations in both the private and […]

More Job Opportunities on the Horizon for Banking Employees

With online banking as popular as ever, branches aren’t as numerous as they used to be, as more people turn to mobile apps to withdraw or deposit money. However, branch locations remain far from obsolescence, with one of the nation’s largest banks “branching” out. Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase announced its intentions to establish 400 new Chase branches […]