Articles by tag: unemployment

Job Opportunities in Construction are Rising. What Can the Industry Do to Fill Them?

Job opportunities in construction

The number of job opportunities in construction are rising steadily. In what is being seen as a monthly trend, 25,000 new jobs were added in January 2023 alone. This data, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, also showed that total employment in this industry rose by nearly 300,000 between January 2022 and January…

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Building the Whole Person Project to Address Chronic Underemployment

The world of workforce has moved the needle to really adapt the system for current needs, but with continued chronic underemployment, a whole-person approach is not currently standard in the system for workforce development. Why should it be? In part 1 of this 2-part episode, DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski speaks with off-the-charts GSD…

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Business Services
US Economy Adds 943,000 Jobs in July, Far Exceeding Expectations

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the encouraging data on Aug. 6. Economists had predicted an addition of 870,000 jobs in July. Data for June was also updated and showed gains with 938,000 jobs added in that month. Economists seem optimistic about the U.S. economy’s recovery. “I have yet to find a blemish in this…

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Hiring Picks Up the Pace Despite Lingering COVID Concerns

Even with parts of the country being hit hard by a wave of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the outlook for the jobs market appears to be on an upward swing. In July, nonfarm payrolls skyrocketed, increasing by more than 940,000 as the unemployment rate dipped to just under 5.5%, according to a recent report…

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Business Services
Employers Post Record Job Openings, But Where are All the Workers?

After a meager April jobs report showed companies are struggling to entice workers and find the right talent, even with a relatively high unemployment rate of 6.1%, industries are looking for something to be bullish about. That may just come from the same report, according to the US Labor Department, which found employers set…

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Thanksgiving Sees Drop in Jobless Claims, But Layoffs Continue

There’s more behind the latest dip in jobless claims than meets the eye. Three factors contribute to the reported numbers: Thanksgiving, seasonal hiring, and inconsistent state reporting. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, those that recently lost their jobs likely held off filing for unemployment until the following week. Seasonal holiday jobs are also inflating the hiring…

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Jobs Are Out There But Hiring Data Remains Muddy: Business Casual

The Trump Administration and ADP (Automatic Data Processing Inc.) have varying figures on the Summer’s hiring data, but one thing is for certain: hiring slowed in July, reported the Washington Post. The slowdown coincides with the coronavirus re-gaining momentum, and the disappointing numbers also come at a pivotal moment as Congress deliberates over a…

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Inflation Reduction Act Can Impact Company Investments
June 19, 2024

Recent months have shown that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a hot topic in the energy industry, sparking extensive discussions about its implications and opportunities. As businesses and organizations seek to join the renewable energy movement, understanding the nuances of the IRA is crucial.  A recent study highlighted that renewable energy investments are…

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Matt Kaden, Managing Director at Moss Adams talks IRA
Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is Helping Push a New Era for Renewable Energy
June 19, 2024

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is making some big waves in the energy sector, aiming to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. As inflation concerns and geopolitical tensions rise, the IRA promises to reshape the energy landscape in the United States. With substantial incentives for clean energy technologies, the stakes are high for…

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Rob Salafia on the Role of Executive Presence and Storytelling to Boost Leadership Impact
June 19, 2024

As the healthcare industry navigates unprecedented challenges and transformations, the demand for authentic and effective leadership has never been higher. Leaders are grappling with the need to foster trust, drive innovation, and maintain morale in an environment marked by rapid change and high stakes. Research from Harvard Business Review indicates that authentic leadership not…

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New Arrival: Shure Wireless Push-to-Talk Systems at Rentex!
June 19, 2024

Rentex has just received more Shure Microflex MXCW Wireless Push-to-Talk Digital Conference Systems. Each system has been labeled, quality checked, and scanned into our inventory, ready for your next event. These systems offer automatic interference detection, robust encryption, and support for up to 125 participants, ensuring reliable and secure communication. Explore all our conference solutions…

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Upskilling Offers Opportunity for the Unemployed
July 21, 2020

COVID-19 is more than a public health crisis; its impact reaches the economy and employment. Millions of Americans are now jobless and unsure of what to do next. The answer could be upskilling, and this initiative has support from some of the most successful companies in the world. Dr. Glenn Ricart, founder and CTO…

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Taking Legal Action to Protect Essential Workers
May 14, 2020

During this pandemic, essential workers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Locked into a workplace that continues daily operations, forced to face the novel coronavirus employees working in grocery stores, fulfillment centers, and more, are faced with the question: How do they ensure they’re given adequate PPE, hazard pay, paid sick…

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Unemployment and Inflation and Bear Markets, Oh My!: Diving into Data
May 1, 2020

After a brief hiatus, host TC Riley is back this week with a new episode of Diving Into Data. The world has significantly changed since we last spoke and our show today dives into the economic fallout and impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak. In the episodes leading up to our COVID-19 hiatus, TC discussed how…

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Unemployed Workforce Turns to Amazon, Gig Economy, and Grocers for Jobs: Business Casual
March 26, 2020

On this snippet from Business Casual, host Daniel Litwin paints a picture of the potentially massive spike in unemployment around the corner due to coronavirus. As more workers at small businesses or in service industries lose their jobs, large entities in our economy look to hire en masse: grocers, gig economy platforms, and ecommerce giants….

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Who Gets To Work From Home and How We Make The Most Of It: Business Casual
March 25, 2020

On this snippet from Business Casual, host Daniel Litwin takes a look at the positives and the negatives of the new work-from-home reality that many American workers are adjusting to. While many corporate, managerial and administrative jobs are transitioning to remote work, many essential employees have no choice but to come into work. Daniel…

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