January 13, 2014

Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – January 2014

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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July 9, 2012

Staffing & Employment News: The Muddle Through

Staffing & Employment News

The Muddle Through

Jobless claims hit the lowest levels in six weeks at the end of June, and ADP projected private payroll growth at 176,000 for the month. The staffing industry led employment growth by adding more than 25,000 jobs, an increase of 10.7% more jobs than a year ago. The Monster Employment Index jumped 6 points to 153 in June reflecting a strong uptick in online recruiting. Nonetheless the BLS reported only a modest 80,000 net gain in jobs, leaving the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent.

The BLS report shows positive signs: gains in manufacturing employment and production hours, and a rise in aggregate earnings. Hiring demand is strong in transportation & warehousing, pointing to strength in the supply chain and retail trade. There is some strength in the goods-producing sector, which added 13,000 in June. Professional and business services added 47,000 jobs during the month. The health care, wholesale trade, manufacturing, construction, and mining sectors all increased by various amounts.

“Businesses continue to be very cautious about hiring in the current uncertain economic environment,” says Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of the American Staffing Association. Employers remain hesitant “due to uncertainty about the current strength of the economy and future economic conditions, including impending tax increases and spending cuts expected to take effect in January 2013. In times like these, businesses are being much more strategic in sourcing additional talent.”

In May, the Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. edged up 0.3% to 95.8. “Economic data in general reflect a U.S. economy that is growing modestly, neither losing nor gaining momentum,” says Ken Goldstein, economist at the Conference Board. “The result is more of a muddle through.” However, the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence, which had improved in the first quarter of this year, decreased in the second quarter.

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May 7, 2012

Staffing & Employment News: April showers?

Staffing & Employment News

April Showers Turn Out to be a Drizzle. 

 

April didn’t shower us with an abundance of jobs; with an increase of only 115,000 net, and 130,000 in private payrolls. This slow-down disappointed after March’s 154,000 new jobs and February’s 259,000. The biggest gains were in professional & business services at 62,000, retail trade increased by 29,000, health care rose by 19,000, and leisure & hospitality added 12,000. Goods-producing jobs increased by 14,000 after a 38,000 rise in March. (more…)

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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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August 18, 2011

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Shannon Tinker

Shannon Tinker

By Shannon Tinker

The ‘how to’ of negotiating salaries has likely been a hot topic since the invention of employment. In reality, there are no hard and fast rules for determining salary and an Internet search on salaries can sometimes prove helpful and other times is sadly, misleading. (more…)

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