January 13, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2014

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Tech remains strong, “substantial” hiring anticipated.staffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

December placements by Redfish Technology were heavily weighted in the Mobile Video Advertising, Disruptive Social Platform, Customer Optimization Services, and Cloud / SaaS sectors.  The positions most heavily recruited and hired at the end of the year were Full Stack Java Lead Engineer, Senior Java Engineer, Java / Software Developer, SDK Product Manager, and Senior Pre-Sales Solution Consultant.

 

Tech hiring was hot in December despite the holidays shortening the time available for hiring managers. According to the year-end Dice survey, technology employment is strong and will be off to a great start in 2014. The Dice survey includes nearly 900 tech-focused hiring managers and recruiters. (more…)

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November 5, 2012

Staffing & Employment News: October Beat Expectations

Staffing & Employment News

October Beat Expectations

 

October payrolls exceeded forecasts at 171,000 (private payrolls hit 184,000), and revised August and September numbers were up a net of 84,000. New job creation was led by professional and business services (51,000), health care (31,000), retail trade (36,000), leisure and hospitality (28,000), and construction (17,000).  The Monster Index, measuring online job demand, increased by 2% in October. (more…)

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September 10, 2012

Staffing & Employment News, from Redfish Technology

Staffing & Employment News

Mixed Signals

 

While ADP projected a gain of 201,000 private payrolls last Thursday, the very next day the BLS employment data reported that only 103,000 private sector jobs were created. The anemic jobs report begs the question of whether the Fed will start another round of easing. (more…)

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April 9, 2012

Staffing & Employment News: Disappointing Jobs Report, But Confidence and Strong Numbers Elsewhere

Staffing & Employment News

Disappointing Jobs Report, But Confidence and Strong Numbers Elsewhere

Friday’s jobs report disappointed with only half (120,000) the jobs created in March compared to the month previous. ADP had announced just prior that the U.S. private-sector employment rose by 209,000 in March. For the three months through February, an average of 245,000 payrolls was added monthly, marking the strongest gains since 2006.

 

Goods-producing industry employment rose 31,000 after a 29,000 gain in February. For the latest month, manufacturing increased 37,000; construction dipped 7,000; and mining inched up 1,000. Inventory building was a key driver of growth in the October-December quarter.

 

The unemployment rate nudged downward to 8.2 percent from 8.3 percent – a fall of nearly a full percentage point since the summer. The U.S. economy grew 3 percent in the final quarter of 2011, the best pace in a year and a half.

 

Prior to March’s employment report, employee confidence reached its highest level since October 2007 according to the latest Randstad Employment Report, hitting 55.5 in March. This is the third month of consecutive increase. Joanie Ruge, senior vice president and chief employment analyst for Randstad U.S. said “It seems as though optimism in the employment picture is outweighing any mixed signals being given by other economic reports. In fact, the Index confirms, from a frontline perspective, an optimistic and hopeful outlook around the number job openings, job stability and the future strength of companies. Although the latest Index still remains five points below the historical high, it also stands 15.4 points higher than our Index’s all-time low of 40.1 in January 2007.”

 

And American CEOs are also seeing increased momentum for U.S. Economy according to the Business Roundtable’s First Quarter 2012 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. CEOs expressed improving expectations for sales, capital spending and employment, with a notable increase to 96.9 in Q1 of 2012, up from 77.9 in Q4 of 2011. In terms of the overall U.S. economy, Business Roundtable members estimate real GDP will grow by 2.3 percent in 2012, up from last quarter’s estimate of 2.0.

 

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January 9, 2012

Staffing & Employment News from Redfish Technology

Staffing & Employment News

Growth Stronger than Expected

from Redfish Technology 

December’s employment report showed progress in job creation with a stronger showing than expects. The unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, December payroll jobs hit a fairly healthy 200,000, private payrolls hitting 212,000. (more…)

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