The state of employment, and related issues, in the United States is constantly changing. With unemployment levels and the economy a constant concern, it pays to stay aware of the issues affecting your industry and employer type, as well as your local area. We keep you up to date with the latest news as it involves working life, from economic factors to employment levels and more.

Manpower Shortage Could Lead to Food Shortage

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Agriculture is one of the essential founding stones in all great civilizations. Societies have relied heavily on farmers to constantly supply food to the masses for centuries now. Today, modern farming technologies and other agricultural advances have greatly increased the capacity of the land to produce more food and other agricultural products. However, there is […]

Film Graduates Increase As Job Prospects Worsen

Film School Studio Items

The employment prospects of film school graduates have taken another steep dive as many traditional job positions remain elusive. In the past, film degree holders who are fresh out of school can easily land a job within a film production unit like being a part of the junior staff or in the executive department. Today, […]

Small Businesses Can Provide the Jobs

Small Business Owners

Recent surveys show there are 12.7 million Americans who do not have a job. 42 percent of them have been jobless for 42 straight months now. During and shortly after the economic recession of 2008, the United States has lost 8 million jobs. Despite earnest efforts by the Obama Administration, only 3.8 million jobs were […]

Construction Increase In Canada Attracting Americans

Canada Maple

The United States’ economy has hit another low point since the economic crisis that battered the country officially ended back in 2008. The employment rate has dropped a few notches the past couple of months, prompting economic institutions and business analysts to alter their forecasts for this year’s economic growth. Hiring has slowed down and […]

Hiring: Industries with the Highest Demand for Workers

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Even in this very hard economic weather where more people are becoming unemployed (despite job rates increasing), some industries in the United States are still experiencing a need for workers in their ranks and are constantly looking for individuals to bolster their rosters. It may be hard to believe, but statistical data suggests that between […]

US Construction Industry Slowly Rising, Reports Say

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While other sectors that contribute to the U.S. economy are struggling, various projections and outlooks forecast a positive outlook for the country’s construction industry. However, the magnitude of the growth is somewhat small at this time. According to FMI, the largest provider of management consulting and investment banking services and products to the engineering and […]

Bay Area Enjoys Construction Boom, UK Sees Opposite

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San Francisco Bay Area is known for its technology and internet industry. Internet giants like FaceBook, Inc. and Twitter, Inc. have their anchors in the region, which is why many business analysts predict the same organizations will be the ones who will contribute to most of the employment growth in the area. Surprisingly, it is […]

Employment Rises in US Private Sectors

Private Sector Employment

Around 163,000 jobs were created last month in the private business sector, according to the recent ADP National Employment Report. However, the number is still lower than the estimated figure of 172,000 expected jobs from May to June. The initial estimate by the ADP was 176,000. Joel Prakken, chairman of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, said that […]

Candidates Use Employment News to Hammer Each Other

Republican vs Democrat

Incumbent US President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney are at each other’s throats again after positive news of job creation was released. A survey administered by ADP says that the US job market has created 163,000 jobs last month. Obama hailed the news, saying that the announcement of job increases is a sure […]

More Americans Becoming Jobless as Election Nears

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As the clock winds down to Election Day, more Americans are either losing their jobs or unable to land one. In a recent news report by USA Today, 44 states in the US have suffered increased rates of unemployment in July 2012. This is the largest number of states to show weak employment prospects in […]

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