June 9, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – June 2014

‘Steady to Stronger’ Hiring Overallstaffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

 

May tech recruiting revolved around Website Analytics, Wearable Health Technology, Mobile Apps, Cloud Enterprise Collaboration and Cloud Computing. The most hired positions included Data Scientist, Firmware Engineer, Server/Backend Developer, Business Analyst and Product Manager with focus on Content Organization & Discovery.

 

The jobs report showed a rise of 217,000 in May with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 6.3%. The jobs market saw an increase in hiring in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, food services, and transportation and warehousing sectors. (more…)

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November 11, 2013

February 9, 2011

Bernanke Weighs In, CEOs Too – Growing Optimism on the Hiring Front

Bernanke Weighs In, CEOs Too

Growing Optimism on the Hiring Front

The Los Angeles Times reported today that:

The Fed chief also gave a somewhat more positive assessment of the employment situation, after last Friday’s report showing the nation’s unemployment rate falling to 9% last month from 9.4% in December and 9.8% in November.

He said: “Notable declines in the unemployment rate in December and January, together with improvement in indicators of job openings and firms’ hiring plans, do provide some grounds for optimism on the employment front [1].

In spite of this week’s conflicting short term data, we should be celebrating that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly to a low unseen since April 2009: 9%. Better yet, numerous surveys and CEO reports are optimistic: the outlook for 2011 is to refocus on innovation, competition, and hiring [2].

Redfish Technology reports surging demand in Software as a Service and Cloud Computing as well as Solar and Clean Tech companies, “From VP of Sales in high tech positions to PV Project Engineers, (more…)

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February 4, 2011

Companies Refocus on Innovation, Competition, Hiring

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Companies Refocus on Innovation, Competition, Hiring

Despite uncertainty, companies are refocusing on innovation, and hiring to gain/keep competitive edge. CEOs and search consultants express confidence in 2011. The biggest risks remain the recession, but talent acquisition may also be a challenge.

The latest short term data is in today. Despite a smaller gain than anticipated in payrolls, the U.S. unemployment rate dropped unexpectedly to a low unseen since April 2009: 9%. Short terms data aside, the outlook for 2011 is to refocus on innovation, competition, and hiring.

The 14th Annual Global CEO Survey [1] shows that CEOs are aiming at immediate growth and a big jump in revenue growth prospects over 2011. Confidence levels are rising across the board with more companies anticipating growing their payrolls than they did in 2010. According to the survey, as hiring plans gear up, a shortage in talent is becoming more apparent; two-thirds of CEOs believe they’re facing a limited supply of skilled candidates. (more…)

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