LA JOLLA, Calif – Many great new jobs are being shaped by innovations in science and technology that are being developed through universities and research labs across the nation and around the world and people need to learn new skills to get those jobs, according to a study published in a new book: Closing America’s Job Gap by Mary Walshok, Tapan Munroe and Henry DeVries (W Business Books, January 2011).
Work Force & Human Resource News
Business Innovation and Smart Recruiting Top the HR Agenda
Hiring Innovative Staff a Top Priority According to Global Research From Alexander Mann Solutions LONDON, December 7, 2010/PRNewswire/ — Innovation is going to be an essential objective for the majority of businesses in 2011, and having exceptional people onboard will be vital in bringing about business success; according to Part One of the Future Fit… [Read more]
New-Year Hiring Plans Indicate Progress Toward Recovery in World’s Largest Economies According to Quarter 1 2011 Global Manpower Employment Outlook Survey
MILWAUKEE – Results for the first quarter 2011 global Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) suggest a more positive start to the new year for the global labor market. Data reveals improved hiring expectations from 12 months ago in 28 of 39 countries and territories, including the G7 countries of Canada, France, Germany,
Teresa Creech Hired as Executive Vice President of HR Solutions
WAKEFIELD, Mass., – (PRNewswire) – We are pleased to announce that Randstad has hired Teresa Creech to lead our HR Solutions business. As the Executive Vice President, Teresa will bring her extensive experience in MSP strategy, sales, and implementations to Randstad. As one of the leading industry experts, we are thrilled to announce this strategic… [Read more]
Companies Continue to Rely on Flexible Workforces as Demand for Products and Services Remains Uncertain
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2010 – (PRNewswire) – Manpower Inc., (NYSE: MAN) a world leader in innovative workforce solutions, says employers are continuing to hire flexible workers due to increased demand for their goods and services coupled with lingering economic uncertainty, as the November U.S. jobs report, released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showed the economy only created 39,000 jobs and the unemployment rate crept up to 9.8 percent.
Technisource Survey Projects Strong Hiring Within the IT Sector
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 – (PRNewswire) – According to the latest 2010 IT HIRE Intelligence Survey by Technisource (conducted by Monster.com®), while overall confidence in the economy has declined compared to the previous report, the vast majority of HR managers and recruiters responsible for recruiting technology staff are now planning to hire more IT workers. In addition, they also have a strong sense of confidence that their specific company’s performance will continue to improve in the next six months.
Statement of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on November Employment Numbers
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement on the November 2010 Employment Situation report released today: “This past November, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 39,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate increased to 9.8 percent. Furthermore, the job numbers for the months of September and October were revised upward 38,000. This… [Read more]
U.S. Employment Report: Employee Confidence Index on the Rise
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – (PRNewswire) – The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index edged up 0.6 points to 50.7 in November. The index, which measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, shows that although less than a quarter (22 percent) of workers believe the economy is getting stronger, nearly three-fourths (73 percent) believe it is unlikely they will lose their jobs in the next 12 months. “We are pleased to see a continuing upward trend…
Report Calls for New National Insurance Program to Strengthen Economic Security for Working Families
WASHINGTON – (PRNewswire-USNewswire) – Georgetown Law’s Workplace Flexibility 2010 and the Berkeley Center on Health, Economic & Family Security (Berkeley CHEFS) at UC Berkeley School of Law today released a new report, Family Security Insurance: A New Foundation for Economic Security calling for the creation of a national insurance program to provide income replacement for… [Read more]
Online Labor Demand Rises 47,400 in November, The Conference Board Reports
– Economy continues its moderate upward trend in online labor demand in November – Demand up by 1.2 million since the official end of the recession (June 2009) – Demand up for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers in November while demand for Sales and Related Workers dips NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Online… [Read more]