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Temp workers make huge comeback
U.S. News and World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After hitting a peak of nearly 2.7 million workers in 2006, the temporary help industry lost more than one-third of its members during the downturn. Since then, it has regained a vast majority of the workers it lost — 87 percent — and continues to add them steadily. More

Making a living, 1 project at a time
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You may have noticed some high-level professionals leaving permanent jobs — either by choice or by necessity — to work on a project basis for a variety of different companies. In such work, it's important to have the ability — both financially and emotionally — to live from project to project, without the security that comes with permanent employment. More

What makes a recruiter great?
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The recruiting profession is one of the most rewarding professions because each day it change people's lives for the better. Recruiters identify the top talent needed by hiring authorities and help individuals make their next logical career move. Follow the advice in this article and you will never be accused of being a mediocre recruiter. More

Temporary workers carve out alternative careers
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Increasingly, employers are turning to temps to take on projects. Recent figures from the Department of Labor show that the percentage of temps in the workforce is at its highest level in more than five years, reflecting caution among employers amid economic uncertainty, as well as a shift in the nature of American jobs. More

6 rules of wise recruiting for small businesses
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Alan Davis, chairman and cofounder of Alan Davis Strategic Recruiting, says, "Hire hard, manage easy." In other words, if you spend your time and energy on recruiting, interviewing and hiring the best, then managing them is a breeze. Here are six tips to get the most of your recruiting efforts. More

Despite hiring, Rochester sees unemployment hit 8.5 percent
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Rochester-area unemployment rate keeps going up even though companies are hiring in fairly impressive numbers. Each month since February, government officials have announced job creation numbers that invariably show Rochester leading the state in payroll growth. Then, a few days later, they announce that the unemployment rate has gone up. These seemingly contradictory trends are influenced by two major factors: More people are out there looking for work as they perceive the economy improving, but only some of them are successful; and the job creation, while relatively impressive, simply isn't enough to lower the unemployment rate. More

Is social media killing the recruitment industry?
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With one in six job seekers finding their last job through social networks, it's hard to ignore the fact that social media is having a profound and lasting effect on recruitment. When The Drum spoke to recruiters about the issue, the general consensus was that LinkedIn is a useful tool if used correctly, but can only take the recruitment process so far. More

Most laid-off US workers take pay cuts in new jobs
The Associated Press via CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. economic recovery hasn't felt much like one even for people who managed to find new jobs after being laid off. Most of them have had to settle for less pay. Only 56 percent of Americans laid off from January 2009 through December 2011 had found jobs by the start of this year, the Labor Department reports. More than half of them took jobs with lower pay. One-third took pay cuts of 20 percent or more. More

Making the move from temp to full-time
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Temporary jobs are on the rise in the United States, increasing by nearly 45 percent since the end of the recession in 2009, according to the Associated Press. That trend may be attributed to the fact that over a third of American companies are operating with a leaner staff and businesses are turning to temp workers to fill any gaps, CareerBuilder reports. More


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