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Retailers begin staffing up for the holidays By Sarah Halzack September 18 While you are still enjoying the last gasps of summer weather, the nation’s largest retailers and shippers have already begun their hiring sprees for the Christmas shopping rush. The retail industry is expected to add 755,000 temporary workers during October and November, about as… Read more »

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Longer Hiring Timelines Signal Tightening U.S. Labor Market Bloomberg Business By Nina Glinski January 26, 2015   (Bloomberg) — Employers in the U.S. are taking longer to fill job openings, a sign that the labor market is tightening as companies compete for talented workers. Fifty-seven percent of positions went unfilled 30 days after being posted… Read more »

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Strong November Hiring Expected Overall U.S. economic conditions are more favorable than a year ago By Theresa Minton-Eversole  11/6/2014 Job creation rates for November will rise in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with November last year and could reach four-year highs, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Leading Indicators of National… Read more »

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Jobless Claims Fall as Average Drops to Eight-Year Low By Victoria Stilwell Aug 7, 2014 8:46 AM ET  Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Michael McKee reports on jobless claims fall by fourteen thousand with Betty Liu on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg) Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, sending the average over… Read more »