Day: July 7, 2021

Job Openings Rise to Record, Underscore Hiring Difficulties

Bloomberg (07/07/21) Pickert, Reade; Rockeman, Olivia The number of job openings climbed to 9.21 million in May from a downwardly revised 9.19 million in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is a new record high. The number of hires decreased to 5.93 million in May from 6.01 million, while the hires rate eased to 4.1%. The number of people who voluntarily

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Strong Business Activity Growth Rounds Off Best Quarter in PMI Survey History

IHS Markit News Release (07/06/21) June data indicated a further marked upturn in business activity across the U.S. service sector, supported by a substantial rise in client demand, according to IHS Markit. Business confidence in the outlook also improved to the second-highest in seven years. Rates of output and new order growth eased from May’s record highs, however, and capacity constraints meant backlogs of work

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Strong Job Growth, Tight Labor Market: The Conference Board

The historically fast job growth will continue, according to The Conference Board Employment Trends Index, but a tight labor market will also remain. “The very rapid improvement in the Employment Trends Index in June suggests that strong job growth will continue through the summer,” said Gad Levanon, head of The Conference Board Labor Markets Institute. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index rose to a reading

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Graham Personnel Services Hires Digital Marketing Specialist

GREENSBORO, NC- Graham Personnel Services (GPS), an award-winning national full-service staffing firm, is pleased to announce that Alexa McHale has joined the firm as a Digital Marketing Specialist. Alexa is an experienced Marketing Professional with a demonstrated history of working in marketing, digital marketing, social media marketing, and brand management. She earned her degree in Marketing from Clemson University in 2019. Alexa is responsible for planning,

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