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    Years ago when I was growing my small distributorship, I secured an initial sales appointment with the operations manager of a jewelry retailer with about 100 stores. I have little recollection of what we discussed back then during that first sales call. All I remember was that, after a seemingly good conversation, he […]

Demand for staffing services increased at a moderate pace in July and August, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Labor markets were widely tight, with reports of worker shortages in numerous industries — most notably in manufacturing and construction. It was too soon to gauge the full economic impact of Hurricane […]

Up 4.3% From a Year Ago Temporary help employment was unchanged (0.0%) from July to August, but was 4.3% higher than in August 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 4.1% per month in the first eight months of 2017, significantly […]

Most Difficult-to-Fill Occupations in Each Sector American Staffing Association Skills Gap Index has identified the hardest-to-fill occupations in the U.S. for the second quarter of 2017. The two hardest-to-fill jobs in each staffing industry sector are Engineering, information technology, and scientific Computer and information research scientists Computer systems engineers/architects Health care Audiologists Podiatrists Industrial Heavy and […]