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Finance sector employment up

Finance sector employment up

Posted by RJ & Makay on January 11, 2013

9,000 jobs were added in December, in the financial activities super sector. The overall unemployment rate in December remained flat at 7.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The 9,000 jobs added grew the sector from 7,767,000 positions in November to 7 ...

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Finance sector shows mixed gains

Finance sector shows mixed gains

Posted by RJ & Makay on December 7, 2012

1,000 jobs were added in November, in the financial activities super sector. The overall unemployment rate in November dropped to 7.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  The 1,000 jobs added grew the sector from 7,764,000 positions in October to 7,765 ...

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Europe crisis slows U.S. company hiring goals

Europe crisis slows U.S. company hiring goals

Posted by RJ & Makay on July 23, 2012

The National Association for Business Economics polled its members in June. The report shows that only 23 percent plan on adding staff by the end of the year. The same survey done at the end of March showed 39 percent of the firms planned on adding staff. Employers say that ...

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IPO slump: Not good for economy or jobs

IPO slump: Not good for economy or jobs

Posted by RJ & Makay on May 22, 2012

A study by the Kauffman Foundation shows that the number of IPOs can directly affect economic growth, according to the study “fast growing entrepreneurial firms create the nation’s most significant employment.” The recent slowdown of IPOs from small companies has “negatively affected aggregate employment.” From 1996 to 2010, 2 ...

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Consumer sentiment drops slightly amid some positive gains

Consumer sentiment drops slightly amid some positive gains

Posted by RJ & Makay on October 12, 2011

The Consumer Reports Sentiment Index displayed continued weakness in the first part of October, decreasing slightly to 47.6 from 48.8 in September, while showing some hopeful signs of economic recovery.  The 47.6 reading is up from 44.8 a year ago, and the Consumer Reports Stress Index ...

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Financial sector job offers spiked in March

Financial sector job offers spiked in March

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 14, 2011

Confirmed job offers in the financial services sector were up double digits last month — 16% to be exact, shows new research from pre‐employment firm Powerchex. There were 82% more job offers in investment banking last month than in February, Powerchex also reports.

Stockbroker firms and investment management firms saw ...

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Job openings hit two-year peak: DOL

Job openings hit two-year peak: DOL

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 14, 2011

Good news from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL): In February, businesses posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, suggesting hiring is on the rise.

According to the DOL, employers advertised 3.1 million jobs in February, the most since September 2008 (the height ...

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CEO confidence continues to rise

CEO confidence continues to rise

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 13, 2011

Chief executives' confidence in the economy is up again, shows the latest reading on the Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence. The measure rose to 67 in the first quarter, up from 62 in the fourth quarter of 2010. A reading above 50 indicates a positive outlook, the Conference Board ...

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Company sites, not job boards, work best for jobseekers

Company sites, not job boards, work best for jobseekers

Posted by RJ & Makay on April 4, 2011

To maximize your chances of getting a job, it's more effective to apply directly through company websites than social media or job boards. That's what job candidate tracker Jobs2web found when it analyzed 1.3 million applications and 26,000 hires in 2010.

According to the analysis, companies ...

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Private sector added jobs in March

Private sector added jobs in March

Posted by RJ & Makay on March 30, 2011

March was a solid month for the jobs market, with private U.S. employers adding 201,000 jobs, reports ADP Employer Services. The ADP report, created jointly with Macroeconomic Advisers LLC, is in line with what economists expect to hear Friday from the government in its more comprehensive public and ...

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