Tag Archives: Employment News

BLS Employment Situation Report: January 2018

With the first month of a new year in the books, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its first Employment Situation Summary of 2018, and found that the pattern of fairly robust job growth and low unemployment seen in the booming economy of last year continued. Nonfarm payroll businesses across all sectors added 200,000 jobs […]

IMF Report Predicts Continued Improvements of Latin America’s Economy in 2018

The economy of Latin America has seen some problems in years past. But it experienced notable growth in 2017, and the next few years may well feature similar progress. According to the International Monetary Fund’s 2018 World Economic Outlook, the region will see economic growth of 1.9 percent this year, with 2.6 percent growth expected for […]

How Manufacturing Companies Are Attracting Millennials and Closing the Skills Gap

The manufacturing industry is currently facing two predicaments: attracting qualified Millennials amidst a labor shortage and then overcoming the skills gap. Despite these hurdles, however, manufacturers around the country are finding innovative solutions that work. Attracting top talentCiting data from Deloitte Insights, the National Association of Manufacturers reported that between 2.5 million and 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will […]

Software Developer Ranks as No. 1 Job for 2018

For the first time in three years, a role in healthcare did not take the No. 1 spot in the annual best jobs report complied by U.S. News & World Report. Instead, the acclaim went to the technology industry. Drawing on data for pay, career potential, work-life balance and additional factors that contribute to a good […]

BLS Employment Situation Report: December 2017

For much of 2017, the expansion of job growth throughout the U.S. trended steadily upward. There were only a few notable instances of slowdown, such as the hurricanes that hit Florida, southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast area in late summer. Per the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the year ended […]

Employment Trends to Watch and Embrace in 2018

To stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business environment, C-level executives agree that finding and retaining the right talent is essential. But how to do that effectively remains a challenge. According to a joint research study by Dow Jones and the HR Certification Institute, the area of talent strategy and engagement is a top concern. Surveyed […]

Have you modernized your employee review practices?

Traditional business practices are being shaken up. Many companies are reviewing their long-held traditions in favor of more agile, responsive ways of managing workers. Some of these changes include providing employees with flexibility to work from home more often, and leveraging technology like Skype for Business or Yammer to better communicate and share information among […]

New Mobile, Alabama, Jobs Expected from Airbus Partnership

Airplane maker Airbus’ partnership with Canadian manufacturer Bombardier could bring new aerospace jobs to Mobile, Alabama. According to Alabama Public Radio, this assertion comes from Troy Wayman, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce vice president of economic development. “It does influence supply chains, which could produce jobs, could produce more expansions from an existing supply […]

28 Boston-based Startups Raised Over $418 Million in September

Boston startups saw a rebound in September, resuming the financing numbers posted in July, according to BostInno.com. Overall, 28 area startups raised a grand total of $418 million last month. BostInno’s survey found that startup money spread across a wide spectrum of small-scale companies, with only a few blossoming organizations raising upwards of $10 million. The startups ranged from […]

Cincinnati Tourism Industry Generates $5 Billion for City

A recent study found that the travel and tourism industry in Greater Cincinnati created $5 billion in revenue, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. This was a 14 percent increase from 2013.  The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network and the MeetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted the study.   “We’re […]