The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week citing an Accenture study that found 46% of middle managers in the US felt changing jobs in the current economy was 'risky'. That's consistent with what we are seeing in the market and it makes me worry--not for our business but for those folks who have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
Take Sun Micro for example. Big beautiful buildings, 30 some thousand employees. Feels pretty secure. Except that their market cap is… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I am probably the last person on Planet Earth to actually take a Spin class. When my health club started offering the class about six weeks ago I was hesitant to sign up - I've seen spin classes on TV, on the movies. They all entail some insanely fit instructor with a bullwhip and a megaphone screaming at their students to push, dig deep, DON'T YOU GIVE UP ON ME NOW, etc., etc. It intimidated me! I have enough scary voices in my head without opening myself up to another "motivational"… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on November 14, 2008 at 11:06am —
I keep reading and hearing about the doom and gloom of this economy, and that jobs are being lost faster than they are being created, (and the world is falling apart, well....). At Cool Works, we are paying close attention to the world around us and have our own concerns, but I thought I would add some bright spots of working in the seasonal world for those willing to think outside the box. And yes, I am considered to be a glass half-full sort of person.
1. Employers are still… Continue
Added by Kari Quaas on November 12, 2008 at 5:00pm —
Chronos has many open positions in oil and gas in the USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, China, Argentina and Brazil. Join Think Oil! group for more info or check www.chronosconsulting.com
Added by Dr Simon Harding on November 12, 2008 at 9:24am —
The value of retiree's savings along with their homes has fallen and this coupled with inflation and the huge costs associated with health care** has resulted in many finding they must return to work if they are to live a lifestyle any where near what they planned. Unfortunately the current job market is such that it is particularly difficult to find employment regardless of age.
A number of retirees have found it is possible to get a part-time or temporary job or project assignment.… Continue
Added by Art Koff on November 10, 2008 at 7:59am —
If interested, qualified, and available for a position described below, please forward your updated resume and contact information to email@example.com with "Chicago Recruiting" in the subject line.
Director of Office Services: We are looking for someone who has been a Branch Manager (preferably over multiple branches) within the temporary staffing industry to lead 3 branches in their recruiting efforts. They will not be responsible for business development. A wonderful ground… Continue
Added by Steve Delaney on November 9, 2008 at 5:24pm —
US tech jobs increase, but growth slowing
The most significant growth occurred in engineering and tech services, which added 50,000 jobs, a 3.1% rise, according to data from the AeA.
By Suzanne Deffree, Managing Editor, News -- Electronic News, 10/15/2008
The United States tech industry continued to add jobs in the first seven months of the year, but at a slower rate than the same period in 2007.
According to a report released today from the AeA based on… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 28, 2008 at 4:16pm —
The Lone Star State shines brilliantly in a list of the best places to work in the U.S. when some economists peer into their crystal balls for 2008.
Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio all rank high on the latest forecast data from Moody's (nyse: MCO - news - people ) Economy.com. McAllen, Texas, is expected to have the highest job growth rate, as its leisure and hospitality, educational and health services and commercial construction jobs flourish.
"While the… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 28, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Melbourne based Recruitment Directory Pty Ltd http://www.recruitmentdirectory.com.au
has purchased the United Kingdom based niche job board DigitalIndustryJobs.com http://www.digitalindustryjobs.com
from its existing UK owner.
Announcing the acquisition, Thomas Shaw, Managing Director of Recruitment Directory described the purchase of DigitalIndustryJobs.com as “…an ideal fit within… Continue
Added by Thomas Shaw on October 28, 2008 at 6:48am —
Hi as a newcomer here
... this is a quick genuine share for US media employers and job seekers in this volatile sinking market - whether you're still hiring, or out there job-hunting.
Media Jobs Network is a specialist niche jobs board for media pro's - public relations, online marketing, marketing and direct marketing, advertising, media and journalism.
Please check out mediajobs. net and either check out the low rates/high value for the employers over the big… Continue
Added by Media Jobs Network on October 28, 2008 at 12:26am —
Standout Jobs just launched the latest version of its Recruitment Communiation Platform at http://www.standoutjobs.com
The website has been completely revamped as well. We've announced a number of strategic partners and implemented our subscription-based business model.
Please check out the official press release
for more… Continue
Added by Ben Yoskovitz on October 27, 2008 at 5:19pm —
Recent article on this great topic:
Rick Fecteau runs a chain of automobile dealerships in New Hampshire & Massachusetts. One would think that his dealerships are suffering like many other dealerships during this tough economic time. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel that is causing his business to hold it’s own and even improve - the availability of top performers from other dealerships that lost their jobs.
Instead of waiting around for the market to… Continue
Added by Jennifer Porter on October 22, 2008 at 10:34am —
Another organization that helps job seekers in the Greater Phoenix AZ
area is called AZ Boomerz
. From their site: The Phoenix area alone has the largest population of former CEO's and Executive Board Members in the country These capable, competent leaders want to make a difference, and we are dedicated to reaching them, and thousands of other talented Boomers and to help communities and… Continue
Added by Bill Austin on October 19, 2008 at 3:44pm —
I specialize in insurance, and we are humming along. If you have a pulse (and I'm assuming you have an internet connection since you can see this) you have seen/heard lots of doom & gloom talk out there. I live and specialize in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas area.
This is my best encouraging word for the industry. We are looking for insurance sales and service people alike. There is a lot of action in our immediate geographical area as well as nationwide. I guess… Continue
Added by James, CPC on October 15, 2008 at 3:12pm —
When it comes to holiday hiring, employers need to put together a recruitment plan well before the radio stations start playing “Jingle Bell Rock” every half hour. Whether you’re the hiring manager of a restaurant franchise or you own a small clothing store in the mall, there’s no denying that business picks up starting as early as November 1. In fact, according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, both independent and chain stores have seen a rise in sales between 45 and 170 percent… Continue
Added by Brittany on October 10, 2008 at 2:43pm —
I recently attended an event and this publication was distributed to the attendees. It was written by the National Center on Education and the Economy. I found it interesting and thought you would too. Here is the link: http://www.skillscommission.org/pdf/exec_sum/ToughChoices_EXECSUM.pdf
Have a good day.
Added by Jennifer Porter on September 25, 2008 at 4:16pm —
In our lifetimes, many of us have had the opportunity to work with leaders who displayed great leadership values every day. These true leaders were interested in our personal growth, showed compassion to every team member and cared for the success of the entire organization. I am sure a few of us have had the unfortunate times of working with managers who we want to stay away from for ever. How do we identify the creme de la creme among the leaders that we want to work for? What do we look for… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on September 23, 2008 at 6:02pm —
Most of us spend an enormous amount of time at work, sometimes wondering if we work to live or live to work. There should be no confusion on why we live on this planet. Definitely, not to work 80 hr weeks in a job that one does not have a passion for. How does one realize own passion to make a living? A job where you are eager to jump out of the bed most mornings, get to work and kick some butt.
How and when does one realize ones own passion to make a living? When does one make the… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on September 23, 2008 at 6:01pm —
Financial Downturn Leaves Many Elite MBAs Seeking Jobs
Merrill Lynch acquired by BofA. Lehman Bros filing Chapter 11. Feds takeover of AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The financial job market is in a bit of a crunch. Hundreds of executives and thousands of highly-qualified business people are finding themselves seeking new career opportunities. Does your company have openings for these rarely available elite candidates? Check the alumni resume databases at… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on September 22, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Whether you're facing military retirement or you're about to complete your contractual agreement in serving your country in the Armed Forces, you now face a tremendous opportunity to start using your skills in the civilian market.
Where do you begin?
I would highly recommend you start by taking advantage of the available time to make an assessment on how marketable you are: skill sets, experience, both here in the States and abroad, and the coveted government… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on September 17, 2008 at 1:30pm —