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The hidden indicator pointing to bad news for jobs
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Temporary employment is one of the better predictors of what the job market will do in the months ahead. And recent trends in the category point toward even slower job creation in the final months of the year than the sluggish hiring that has been evident through 2012 so far. More

State adds 2,900 private sector jobs in September — job count reaches all-time high
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In September 2012, New York state's economy added 2,900 private sector jobs, bringing the state's job count to an all-time high of 7,337,000, the State Department of Labor reported. In 2012, the state has added 107,200 private sector jobs. This year-to-date increase contributed to the state's overall recovery of 352,500 private sector jobs since November 2009. New York State is one of only five states in the country that have regained all of the private sector jobs lost in the recession. More

Rochester area sees job growth in September
Rochester Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The metropolitan Rochester economy showed improvement in the number of private-sector and non-farm jobs in September, according to the state Department of Labor. Over the last year, Rochester has added 9,200 non-farm jobs, or 1.8 percent, while the private sector has gained 8,900 jobs, or 2.1 percent. Job gains in the area again were concentrated primarily in the professional and business services industry. More

Two years of job gains still leave Albany shy of pre-recession mark
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Business and nonprofits in the core Capital Region have now added jobs every month for two full years. The area's private sector added a net of 4,400 jobs from September 2011 to September 2012. That 1.3 percent increase is half a point faster than the rate for upstate as a whole, yet also about half a point slower than the growth statewide. The gains mean the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area has gone 24 months in a row where its private-sector job count has been bigger than at the same point in the previous year. More

The reality of social recruiting and how to approach it
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There is so much hype in the environment and so much pressure to "go social" that it is easy for firms to move forward without thinking it through (fire-ready-aim method). More

Tips for all you ladies running staffing firms
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Running a staffing firm can be lonely, and if you're a woman it's easy to feel even more isolated. But don't worry, we caught up with a few women who have dealt with that very thing, and they say if you're willing to put in the networking legwork, it's easy to get connected. More

The Institute of Recruiters: Recruiter 101

The Institute of Recruiters (IOR) is the professional body providing guidance, training, education and networking to Agency Recruiters, In-House Recruiters and HR. It is the voice of professionals working in the recruitment and retention process. Be part of it. MORE

4 things to know about hiring retirees for contingent roles
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To acquire talent without the risks associated with full-time employees, organizations are using contingent workforce management expertise to engage with retired professionals for contingent and contract roles, gaining access to an underused crop of highly-skilled, knowledgeable talent. This trend is part of a greater nationwide shift toward contingent work. More

Survey: NY business owners plan to grow their businesses
Rochester Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Half of small-business owners in New York have a positive outlook on the economy and business prospects and the majority plan to grow their business, a new survey from American Express shows. The Fall Small Business Monitor shows 83 percent of small-business owners statewide expect to grow their business, up from 71 percent in the spring, and 35 percent plan to hire in the next six months. Some 37 percent expect higher sales over the next six months compared with last year. More

Interview with USSA's Eric Randolph about drug testing in workplace
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In this interview, U.S. Staffing Association Executive Director Eric Randolph discusses staffing associations, drug testing in the workplace and workplace drug abuse. More


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