December 9, 2013

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2013

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – December 2013

November’s Business Floating in the Cloud!staffing, recruiting, employment news image


Redfish Technology, Nationwide High Tech Recruiters, placed sales professionals and software developers in cloud related sectors in the month of November. With Virtual Testing, Data Sync, Hosting, and SaaS Migration showing the most hiring activity.


According to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry, IT employment grew for the 26th consecutive month. In fact, on a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 5.53% since October 2012 adding 236,200 IT workers.  Engineering jobs also grew again in October, adding 36,600 engineering workers on a year-over-year basis since October 2012 (+1.50%).


The latest Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia forecast shows little change for the U.S. economy outlook. Real GDP is expected to grow at an annual rate of 1.8 percent this quarter, down from the previous estimate of 2.2 percent. Looking ahead to next three quarters, the Federal Reserve anticipates 2.1% average GDP growth.


The Jobs Report showed that private payrolls increased by 196,000 (beating expectations of 173,000). This follows gains of 214,000 in October. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent from 7.3 percent in October (also better than expected). Growing sectors included the goods-producing jobs (+44,000), professional and business services (+35,000), retail trade (+22,000), manufacturing (+27,000), and construction (+17,000).


August 5, 2013

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2013

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July Overall Numbers Disappoint, but Tech Employment Strong


July hires recruited by Redfish Technology were predominantly in the Enterprise Software, Mobile and Social Technology Platforms, and New Advertising Technology sectors. The most frequent positions recruited for included Senior Product Manager, Product Manager, Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Engineer, and Web Services/Server Side Java Developer. (more…)


July 8, 2013

February 4, 2013

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News: Contingent Recruiter Confidence Growing; Jobs Report Good Not Great

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Redfish made placements at the Director, Executive and Project Manager levels in January. The preponderance of the hiring was in the Cloud, Software-as-a-Service, Enterprise Systems & Network Management, Intelligence Software, and Solar Technology industries. The biggest challenges to January hiring was candidates receiving multiple offers. “We expect to see this trend continue,” states Logan Knight, IT Recruiter at Redfish. “The pool of talented candidates is drying up with all the current growth, leading to good engineers getting multiple offers.”


Execunet reports that a recent survey found that recruiter expectations of job creation increased in at the end of 2012, recruiters indicated that they anticipate approximately one in five companies adding executive jobs in the next six months. Contingency search firm confidence reached 41 percent in December, its highest in eight months; retained recruiter confidence dropped to 31 percent, its lowest since the debt limit crisis in late summer of 2011. (more…)


January 7, 2013

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – Stable but Slow, Employees Have Optimism Confidence

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Stable but Slow,
Employees Optimistic


Despite ADP’s optimistic report of 215,000 new private sector jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor reported gains of 168,000 in private payrolls, which was slightly higher than analysts’ forecasts. The overall growth in employment including government cutbacks netted an increase of 155,000. November payrolls were revised upward.


The goods-producing sector rebounded by 59,000 in December after a loss of 1,000 in November. Construction jobs also showed gains of 30,000 following a November dip of 10,000. Manufacturing increased 25,000 over a small increase of 5,000 the month before. (more…)

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