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Our top articles for June include a look at Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of diversity-owned staffing firms, highlights from a report on worker priorities and expectations for 2024, and a look at where companies are hiring college grads. 

#1. SIA Announces 2024 Diversity-Owned Staffing Firms List

Staffing Industry Analysts released their 2024 list of diversity-owned staffing firms. The list includes 223 firms that are based in Canada or the U.S. and are also certified as minority owned. 

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#2. Textkernel’s AI Solutions and Semantic Technology Provides GradLeaders Career Service Platform With 400% More Job Actions

This sponsored article from Textkernel outlines how GradLeaders, a company that helps graduates start their careers by providing career services software to universities, colleges, and employers, used Textkernel to become more competitive. Textkernel helped GradLeaders gain access to between 4 million and 10 million jobs and a wealth of additional functionalities. As a result, GradLeaders has seen upwards of 400% increase in engagement.

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#3. Workers Seek Salary Increases, Job Security, and Career Progression: ADP People at Work 2024

ADP’s most recent People at Work report found that salaries are the biggest complaint for workers right now. About 40% of respondents who said salary was important to them reported being unhappy with their pay. Workers’ average expected pay raise is higher this year than last year, rising to 5% from 4%. The second highest priority for workers after salary was job security.

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#4. College Grads, Full-Time Employees in High Demand: Express Employment Professionals

A recent Express Employment Professionals-Harris Poll survey found that more than half (55%) of employers are looking to hire recent college grads. Most hiring managers (86%) also plan to hire full-time workers, with the top in-demand department being general labor (28%). 

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#5. Job Openings Rise in Professional Services, Fall in Health Care: BLS Data

Findings from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover report showed that job openings fell to 8.1 million in April after March’s 8.4 million. The number of hires and separations stayed relatively the same since March. Job openings increased the most in professional and business services (+122,000) and decreased the most in health care and social assistance (-204,000).

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