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April 22, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Employee burnout, which according to the Association for Psychological Science is characterized by fatigue and cynicism accompanied by work-related stress, is a serious issue faced by employers across the U.S. According to a 2013 survey by Statista, 62 percent of people living in North America report high levels of stress at work. Of those, 41…

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April 20, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its "Employment Situation Summary" on April 3, reporting that nonfarm payroll employment was up 126,000 jobs in March. Unemployment remained steady at 5.5 percent.Despite the static unemployment rate reported by the BLS, Business Insider showed that the rate is actually dropping. March's number of 8.575 million unemployed Americans compared with February's…

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April 17, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts, the health care field enjoyed the fastest-growing temporary employee revenue in the U.S. in February. Three staffing segments in health care showed significant growth in a year-over-year analysis: travel nursing, per diem nursing and allied health care.The health care field in general is undergoing a period…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

A March survey by Staffing Industry Analysts reported that temporary staffing revenue rose 10 percent between February 2014 and the same month this year. This upward tick continues the trend of increase in revenue growth, which has maintained the pace of 10 percent for the last five months.The top three increases in temp staffing revenue growth came…

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April 13, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

This past winter was not kind to the Northeast, and as a result of people being stuck at home in front of their computers, online sales spiked. Weather.com reported that the winter of 2014-2015 was the snowiest on record for Boston, which received at a total 110.6 inches of snow throughout the season. According to…

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April 10, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

On March 5, 2015, CareerBuilder released its latest study on temporary jobs and employment growth. The study reported on growing temporary jobs and divided them into two groups: jobs that pay $15 or more per hour, and those that pay less than $15 per hour. CareerBuilder found that 3 million people are employed in temp jobs today, and the…

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April 8, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

When companies are undergoing periods of change, they will no doubt need to find skilled, capable workers to fit their projected growth. One way to meet this need within an organization is to hire temporary workers. Here are a few reasons a growing company should consider contacting a staffing agency to fill temporary positions:Temp workers…

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April 3, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

Recent data released by CareerBuilder states that the number of temporary jobs is going to grow 13 percent by 2019. This hiring trend follows previous years, as during the recession, temporary jobs grew 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014.At the beginning of the year, CareerBuilder collected data that…

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March 26, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

The IT sector has experienced explosive growth in the past 10 years. The Labor Department expects technology-related jobs to continue to be one of the fastest-growing occupations for the next decade. The U.S. has 500,000 tech positions that the White House says currently remain unfilled, and the number of new IT jobs rose at twice the rate…

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March 25, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

As the U.S. economic recovery accelerates and the country moves closer to full employment, companies face increasing challenges from a shortage of qualified workers across all industries. More than half of the nation's businesses have vacant positions for which they cannot find skilled talent, according to a 2014 CareerBuilder study. Positions that remain unfilled for…

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