When describing the skills gap, manufacturing and logistics professionals point to a range of issues that sit as far apart as a lack of hands-on ability with industry-specific tools and technologies to very basic considerations such as adherence to safety policies, productive work ethic or even day-to-day job attendance.Read More
The Widening Skills Gap
The skills gap continues to cost companies countless amounts of dollars—not only when the wrong talent is on-boarded but also when no talent is on-boarded.Read More
Workers feeling positive as the economy adds 195,000 jobs in June Jobs Report
The job market’s upward trend continues in June with some of the highest employee confidence levels since the recession.
Although the market recoiled slightly from May’s surging numbers, the addition of 195,000 jobs in Jobs Report June 2013 and a recovering housing market gave way to increased employee confidence levels. The Randstad Employee Confidence Index reached 56.8, increasing 2 points from May.Read More
US Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April
Strong Jobs Growth in April as well as upward revisions of February and March data sends markets surging to new heights.
The US Department of Labor announced today that the US Economy added 165,000 jobs in April, 25,000 more than economists had expected. But the big news came on the announcement of that the department had revised the previous two months upward by 114,000. This common practice of revision allows the department more time to evaluate job growth over the previous month. Their report turned an already strong February into an jobs-jackpot of sorts, totaling an astounding 332,000 jobs.Read More