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Trump Effect: Middle-Market Businesses Boom as U.S. Economy Soars

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Mid-sized businesses, representing roughly 40% of the U.S. economy and one-third of its workforce, registered the third consecutive quarter of record-high performance in the third quarter of 2018. Middle-market executives signaled a continuing robust forecast for the next six months, putting 2018 on pace to be the best year on record for the middle-market index. The RSM US Middle Market Business Index (MMBI), ...

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2018’s 25 Highest Paying Jobs In America

A new report out Wednesday reveals the 25 Highest Paying Jobs in America for 2018 with some surprising results and others, like Doctors and Lawyers, at the top as expected. Nearly seven in ten (67 percent) job seekers and workers say that salary is a key piece of information they hone in on when researching jobs, according to a recent survey. A new ...

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Forecast: Tough Hiring Environment Paying Off for Job Seekers

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As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers are reaping the benefits, According to a report out Friday. CareerBuilder’s Midyear Job Forecast showed that 63 percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers ...

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Thinking about a “Gig Economy” job? Here are the top 10

The top 10 best jobs in today’s “gig economy” were released today in a CareerCast report that serves as a guide for independent workers seeking employment. Among the best jobs for gig workers are: Accountant, Application Software Developer, Carpenter, Management Analyst, Marketing Manager, Multimedia Artist, Occupational Therapist, Plumber, Public Relations Specialist and Web Developer. “The ability to work with clients on a ...

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Report: Jobs up 219,000 in July, soundly beating estimates

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Private sector employment increased by 219,000 jobs from June to July, beating analyst estimates of 185,000, according to the July ADP National Employment Report. The increase comes as the Trump economy continues to create good-paying, full-time jobs. “The labor market is on a roll with no signs of a slowdown in sight,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP ...

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Watch: President Trump Hosts the Pledge to America’s Workers Event

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President Donald Trump hosts the “Pledge to America’s Workers” event during which he will sign an Executive Order that establishes the National Council for the American Worker, an interagency council of administration officials who will focus on crafting solutions to our country’s urgent workforce issues. The Council will be charged with developing a national strategy for ensuring Americans have access to ...

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Where to Make the Most Cash in the Gig Economy

As FitSmallBusiness.com, the digital business publication, established in a recent study, it’s all about the gig economy now.  Freelancers contribute nearly $1.4 trillion every year to the national economy, and it’s projected that nearly 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will be represented by gig economy jobs in the year 2020 – proving that “gig” is not only here to stay, it will continue ...

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Report: Hispanic Unemployment Reached Record Low in June

The unemployment rate for Hispanic workers reached a record low for the month of June according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. In June, the unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino workers fell to 4.6 percent for the month. This comes in just lower than the previous record of 4.8 percent.  That record was set ...

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The Trump economy continues to bring more people into the labor force

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The two main messages from today’s jobs report are that both employment and the labor force are still continuing to grow rapidly even though a low unemployment rate means fewer workers are on the sidelines than before. The US labor market added 213,000 jobs in June and the figures for May and April were both revised up. It is now ...

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Private Sector Employment Increased by 177,000 Jobs in June

Private sector employment increased by 177,000 jobs from May to June according to the June ADP National Employment Report®.  Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment ...

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Top Jobs paying $20+ an hour that don’t require college

In the market for a job where you can make a good living without a college degree? CareerBuilder published a new hot list that might just be for you. This list is for you if you are looking for a job that: pays ~$20 or more per hour has grown over the last five years is projected to grow over the next ...

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US IT Job Growth Hits A Wall; Talent Shortage To Blame

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The number of IT jobs grew 0.03% sequentially last month to 5,337,000 according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment grew by 0.85% since May 2017 adding 44,900 IT workers. Engineering employment increased by 0.18 percent sequentially to 2,591,000. On a year-over-year basis, growth in engineering employment ...

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US Cybersecurity Worker Shortage Worsening

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The demand for cybersecurity workers across the United State continues to grow, cybersecurity career and workforce resource provider CyberSeek reported Wednesday. Nationally, there were 301,873 cybersecurity job openings in the private and public sectors during the 12-month period between April 2017 and March 2018. This included 13,610 openings in the public sector. The total employed U.S. cybersecurity workforce in the relevant 12 months is 768,096. ...

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Report: Hiring in the oil industry surging

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New data from LinkedIn’s June Workforce Report shows increased hiring in the oil and energy sector, impacting oil-centric cities like Houston, TX. This month’s data also illustrates how industry-dependent cities are heavily impacted by the highs and lows of business cycles. Oil industry turns up the heat on hiring – Nationally, across all industries, gross hiring in the U.S. was 4.5% higher than in May ...

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Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think Lower Unemployment, More Jobs Is A Good Thing

  by Robert Donachie House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think Friday’s stellar jobs report is a good thing because it happened under Republican control of the White House and Congress. “May’s jobs report shows that strong employment numbers mean little to the families hit with soaring new costs under the Republicans’ watch,” Pelosi wrote in a statement to supporters ...

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