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Workforce Participation Stabilizes as Retirement Rates Slow, For Now

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Last year, the retirement rate of workers over 61 slowed down for the first time since 2012, according to Bloomberg. This means that workforce participation has steadied, at least for now. The top reasons the Boomer generation is retiring later are: they have to financially, their health allows them to continue working, and they believe in the work they’re doing …

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ASA Reports on the Most In-Demand Jobs by Industry

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The American Staffing Association reported on the hardest-to-fill positions from each sector, according to data from the final quarter of 2016. These positions give insight into where skills shortages may be most prevalent. In healthcare, physician assistants and psychiatrists are most needed. In engineering and IT, it’s computer research scientists and information security analysts. The industrial sector has a shortage …

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Is Your Next Recruiter a Bot? How AI is Changing Recruiting

In Industry News, Staffing and Recruiting Trends by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

AI is joining the teams of many staffing agencies. But make no mistake: this tool will assist your recruiters, not replace them. SHRM reported recently on some of the ways AI may change the face of recruiting. AI programs like Watson can analyze and prioritize requisitions based on fill-ability. Recruiters see how tough a position will be to fill, how …

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Facebook Announces Job Posting and Search Tools

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Facebook announced that it has added job search and position posting tools in the U.S. and Canada. Businesses can post openings, track applicants, and communicate directly with candidates on the new platform. Organizations can also pay for targeted ads to boost views of their open positions. Candidates can apply from within the job postings and will see their information auto-filled …

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Unemployment Stable in January 2017

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The unemployment rate remained stable at 4.8% in January, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some key stats for January: Unemployment rates across age, gender, and race demographics showed little change. Healthcare, food service, and professional and technical services also added thousands of new jobs. The average hourly wage increased by 3 cents. The industries with …

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These Cities Have the Fastest-Aging Workforce

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North Port, FL has the largest number of workers over age 55, according to CareerBuilder. The company compiled workforce data from the 100 most-populated cities between 2001–2016. The results show where younger workers hold the most jobs and where many jobs may soon open up due to mass retirement. Key points include: The top cities with the largest increase of …

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STEM Tops Other Industries in Job Growth and Salary

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STEM job growth was double that of non-STEM job growth between 2009 and 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What’s more, the average salary of all stem jobs ($87,570) is almost twice the average salary of non-STEM jobs ($45,700).  In 2015, there were 8.6 million U.S. positions were in STEM Computer occupations (45% of all STEM jobs) and engineers …

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Positive Projections for Staffing, ManpowerGroup Survey Says

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Over 90% of employers will maintain or increase staffing levels in Q1 2017, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Predictions for Q1 come from 11,000 survey respondents. Here are some highlights: The majority of employers (73%) will maintain staffing levels. Nearly 20% anticipate a staffing increase. The top 3 sectors for hiring in Q1 are Leisure and Hospitality (+27%), …