December 17, 2010

Optimism about Growth and Employment Evidenced in Recent Reports, Surveys

Optimism about Growth and Employment Evidenced in Recent Reports, Surveys

CEOs and NFIB surveys show growing optimism: higher sales anticipated, plans for hiring and capital expenditures.

Jobless Claims

New unemployment claims continued to decrease reaching an anticipated 420,000 this week. The four-week moving average has improved for the sixth week in a row and continuing unemployment claims also have come down, a good sign of payroll growth. (more…)

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September 3, 2010

Staffing & Employment News

Staffing & Employment News (September newsletter)

“Executive Search Market Marks Highest Growth Since Recession”

Quarterly growth in the executive search market was at its highest in the second quarter since the low point in the recession 15 months ago, rising over 30%, according to an August report by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).  Based on quarterly regional trends, from Q1 2010 to Q2 2010, North America is emerging from the recession first and is the strongest region. (more…)

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