Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of September
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, and the overall economy grew for the 112th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
U.S. consumer sentiment dropped from 97.9 in July to a seven-month low of 96.2 in August, according to a report from the University of Michigan. The August reading was higher than the expected reading of 95.5.
Many U.S. companies are retraining less-educated workers for more sophisticated tasks. In fact, two-thirds of manufacturers plan to increase training in the next year, according to a study from the National Association of Manufacturers.
Autonomous vehicles could replace approximately 294,000 long-distance truck drivers over the next 25 years, which could substantially reshape freight-industry employment, according to a new research paper by Steve Viscelli, a sociologist out of the University of Pennsylvania.
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2018—the greatest number for any second quarter in 18 years. Staffing employment increased 2.3% from 2Q17 to 2Q18, marking the largest year-to-year growth for any quarter in three years.
Multiple generations of workers coexisting in today's labor force have different views on the use of technology and carry stereotypes about their older or younger colleagues, according to a new CompTIA report. However, they are in general agreement when it comes to career aspirations.
Developments in artificial intelligence and automation could result in as many as 75 million jobs being displaced. However, approximately 133 million new roles may emerge, translating to around 58 million net new jobs being created by 2022.
A lack of information about a job’s total compensation package — including pay and benefits — is among the biggest frustrations for US workers and job seekers during the interview process, according to a recent Glassdoor survey.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced actions it is taking to assist Americans in states affected by Hurricane Florence. The Employment and Training Administration is prepared to provide Disaster Dislocated Worker Grants to help affected states assess workforce needs.
The U.S. economy will expand at a robust pace in coming quarters but slow to 2.0% by the end of 2019, according to a poll of 113 economists by Reuters. All 70 economists who answered an additional question said the trade conflict is bad for U.S. growth, posing downside risks to what is otherwise an upbeat outlook for the near-term.
The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell to 205,750 last week, down 2,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average, the US Department of Labor reported. This is the lowest level for this average since Dec. 6, 1969, when it was 204,500.
The Conference Board’s US Leading Economic Index rose 0.4% in August from July to a reading of 111.2. The leading indicators are consistent with a solid growth scenario in the second half of 2018 .
Information technology decision makers are trying a range of recruiting strategies to land the best talent for their teams, according to a survey of more than 2,500 senior managers by Robert Half.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced two directives focused on providing more transparency in OFCCP activities as an essential tool for promoting compliance.
Randstad US is hiring for more than 25,000 seasonal jobs across the country ahead of what is expected to be a busy holiday season for many industries. The jobs span a wide variety of job types and skills.
Median revenue growth among the 21 publicly traded staffing firms operating in North America reached its highest rate in nearly seven years in the latest fiscal quarter, according to a new report released by Staffing Industry Analysts.
On average, employers expect after-plan healthcare costs to increase 5.0% in 2019, up from 4.7% in 2018, according to Willis Towers Watson’s 23rd annual Best Practices in Health Care Employer Survey.
Employers expect to fill more jobs and offer significantly higher wages than they did last year in order to attract seasonal workers in the fourth quarter, according to a survey of 1,000 employers by Snag.