October 2018 News

    STAFFING NEWS ROUNDUP

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

    October 1, 2018

    Full-time jobs grow, less people searching for part-time work

    Economists believe many people are eschewing part-time work and obtaining full-time jobs because the labor-force participation rate has held steady for four years as part-time employment declined. 

    October 2, 2018

    Manufacturing continued to grow in September

    Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 113th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

    October 3, 2018

    Retail workers will be hard to find this coming holiday season

    Many retailers have announced plans to hire additional seasonal workers this year, but some of these jobs likely won't be filled because of the tight labor market and low unemployment (3.9%). 

    October 4, 2018

    Temp revenue speeds up to median 9% in August

    US temporary staffing revenue growth accelerated to a median 9% year over year in August from 7% in July, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Pulse report survey of staffing firms, released Friday.

    October 5, 2018

    Business economists foresee pickup in economic growth through 2018

    National Association for Business Economics' panelists are a bit more optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2018 than they were three months ago, especially regarding prospects for the industrial sector of the economy, and trade issues are influencing panelists' views.

    October 8, 2018

    Job location most influential factor in job search

    Job candidates cite salary as the single most common reason (40%) for pursuing a new job opportunity, according to a survey of 1,383 U.S. and 295 Canadian workers by human capital management software company Ceridian. 

    October 9, 2018

    Tech sector jobs post modest rebound in September

    Employment momentum in the US tech sector experienced a modest bounce-back in September, according to CompTIA’s analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment situation report, released Friday. 

    October 10, 2018

    Small business optimism continues historic trend

    The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index continued its historic 23-month positive trend, with a reading of 107.9 in September, the third highest reading in the survey's 45-year history.