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Auto Sales Grow; Does Hiring?

For the first half of 2014, US automakers sold 4.2% more vehicles than during the same time last year. May saw strong sales and the momentum continued into June, surprising Analysts. (Analysts expected June to have less sales than May since May was a 5 week month and June was 4.) According to the …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 3, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

CBO: $10 Minimum Wage A Mixed Bag

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report presenting mixed reviews for President Obama’s key initiative of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour. On the…

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Added by Scott Sargis on March 12, 2014 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

Digital Hubs A Good Start; More Lean Manufacturing Investment Needed!

President Obama officially announced two new advanced manufacturing labs in Chicago and Detroit. These public-private sector partnerships are geared towards helping revitalize U.S. manufacturing prowess. Added to the two existing ones in Youngstown, Ohio and Raleigh, N.C. doubles the total to four throughout the United States. The goals are to help suppliers better collaborate with customers in real time, test their parts…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 27, 2014 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

Where Will The Motorola Engineers Go?

Motorola has a long history of R&D and innovation in the Chicago area. It started in Chicago, Illinois as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation at 847 West Harrison Street in 1928, with its first product being a battery eliminator. In 1930 Galvin Manufacturing Corporation introduced the Motorola…

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Added by Scott Sargis on January 30, 2014 at 1:30am — 15 Comments

Employment Picking Up Momentum: TIME TO ENGINEER A NEW RESUME!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, the unemployment rate dropped a staggering .3% to 7%. In the process 203,000 new jobs were created. This brings the total to 1,235,000 new jobs created over the last seven months!

 

Job creation was across the board in most sectors including:

  1. Transportation and warehousing creating 31,000 new jobs in…
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Added by Scott Sargis on December 7, 2013 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

A message regarding the benefits of a good Recruiter – Hiring Made Easier

Often if a company has an opening for 1 or 2 midlevel positions, a well informed and dedicated staff member in human resources can effectively address the process. This means posting the position on numerous internet ‘job board’, and spending time reviewing resumes listed on internet resume boards. Then making numerous phone calls pre-screening various individuals. Narrow the field, and set up personal interviews with upper management. Then, after all this, it is hoped you have actually…

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Added by Bill Marek on April 1, 2013 at 7:19pm — No Comments

What are the Hottest Industries for Contract Staffing?

Contract staffing was bright spot for the recruiting industry once again in 2011.  As the economy tried to forge ahead, it appeared that many companies shifted their traditional direct-hire placements to contract placements.  

As a result, Top Echelon Contracting experienced a 22% increase last year in the number of commercial contractors placed on long-term contract assignments in the technical, professional, and healthcare arenas.   This represents 17 years of growth…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 21, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Shortage of Technically Skilled Workers Looming

With the unemployment rate still hovering around 9 percent, it may seem like an odd time to talk about worker shortages. But many companies are fearing an upcoming technically skilled worker shortage, and others are already struggling to fill certain positions, according to a recent article by…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Executive Temping Riding Wave of Increased C-Suite Hiring

Executive temping is a popular option for companies as executive hiring in general appears to be heading toward a surge, according to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online.

Per the article, ExecuNet's Recruiter Confidence Index reported that 66 percent of executive recruiters are "confident" or "very confident" that executive hiring will…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 4, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Manufacturing Recruiting

I have a challenge that I welcome any suggestions.

I have a client that is in need of manufacturing employees such as Surface Mount Operators and Die Mount Operators and Automated Measuring Machine Operators. These positions require the individuals to have prior experience.

Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find such individuals?

Thank you
~Dawn

Added by Dawn on June 4, 2008 at 10:45am — No Comments

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