Aug. 2, 2011

New York ranks second in hospitality jobs
Buffalo Business First
New York is among 34 states that have picked up jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector during the past five years, according to a new On Numbers study. New York, in fact, ranks second in the nation, gaining 67,200 leisure and hospitality jobs since the midpoint of 2006.More

State unemployment rates inch downward
New York State Department of Labor
Unemployment statistics released by the New York State Department of Labor for the month of June show joblessness slowly creeping downward in most counties, with Saratoga County leading the way in recovery.More

Temps leading the way
Human Resource Executive Online
In a hopeful sign for the economy — although not necessarily for corporate cash flow — the cost of temporary labor is going up. Contingent staffing historically has been a leading indicator of the job market, and a recent study finds steady increases in the bill rates of temps for the past seven months.More

First Niagara to buy HSBC's upstate bank branch network
Bloomberg Businessweek
HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market value, agreed to sell its upstate New York branch network to First Niagara Financial Group Inc. for approximately $1 billion as it pares U.S. operations.More

1 interview, 1 veteran
A startup called "Guaranteed Interview" is working to get American and Canadian companies to agree to interview one qualified military veteran for every job opening. The initiative is outlined in a podcast interview with its founder.More

Debunking international background screening myths
Recruiting Trends
As global hiring and international business needs increase, so does the need for international background screening. The changing composition of the U.S. workforce, the use of workforces overseas and the expansion of global corporations challenge many human resource professionals and employers who harbor misconceptions about international background screening.More

Most employers lost high-performing workers in past year
A majority of organizations unwillingly lost high-performing employees during the past year, according to a recent survey. Only 13 percent survey respondents' organizations saw no departures of top talent over the same time period.More

Recruiting application instantly accesses candidates, clients, jobs
Online Recruitment
Bullhorn has released the new Bullhorn Mobile application, designed to help recruiters stay ahead of the competition by giving them all the tools they need to recruit on the move. The app delivers client, job and candidate history, candidate search, CV viewing capability and more.More