July 2018 News

    STAFFING NEWS ROUNDUP

    Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of July

    July 2, 2018

    As economy surges, some fear slowdown looms

    The second quarter of 2018 promises robust expansion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Spending by consumers, businesses, and the government all appeared solid during the three-month period. The U.S. economy likely can't keep up this pace for too much longer, though, in part because of the nation's aging population.

    July 3, 2018

    US manufacturing index accelerates in June

    Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector accelerated in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index released today. ISM’s manufacturing index rose in June to a reading of 60.2 from May’s reading of 58.7. Readings above 50 generally indicate improving conditions.

    July 4, 2018

    Trade war hangs over US job market set for more gains in June

    Jobs data to be released July 6 by the U.S. Department of Labor will cover the first weeks since the U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on some of its largest trading partners. Analysts say June is too early to see significant fallout from trade tensions in the employment data, but already such companies as Harley-Davidson Inc. and General Motors Co. have warned of possible U.S. job losses.

    July 5, 2018

    Shift in H-1B policy may push 100,000 from jobs

    President Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. 

    July 6, 2018

    Jobless claim average rises unexpectedly

    The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose to 224,500 last week, up 2,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average, the US Department of Labor reported. The previous week’s average was revised upward by 250.

    July 9, 2018

    Job seekers want the hiring process to be similar to a food delivery app 

    In the latest research by iCIMS, a recruiting software provider, 95% of job seekers agreed that how a perspective employer treats them as a candidate is a reflection of how they would be treated as an employee. 

    July 10, 2018

    Construction employment reaches 10 year high 

    Construction employment increased by 130,000 jobs in June and by 282,000 over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. 

    July 11, 2018

    Small business optimism remains historically high 

    The Small Business Optimism Index posted its sixth highest reading in survey history, at 107.2, which is down .6 from May. According to the NFIB President and CEO, small business owners continue to report astounding optimism with strong sales and the creation of more jobs.  

    July 12, 2018

    Temp workers see little risk to jobs from automation

    According to a recent Staffing Industry Analyst report, temporary workers see little likelihood that automation will affect their future job prospects. 

    July 13, 2018

    Technical recruiting and technical assessment: What is NOT working 

    Hiring for a technical position is one of the most costliest recruiting efforts, due to things like money spent, sourcing, interviewing and assessing. Read more about these statistics from Recruiting Daily.