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Economy Looks a Bit Better Now Than Three Months Ago

Staffing Industry Analysts (11/13/23) The US economic outlook looks somewhat better now than it did three months ago, according to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s quarterly Survey of Professional Forecasters. Forecasters now expect the US economy to grow at an annual rate of 1.3% this quarter, up from the 1.2% forecast in the last report. They also predict the US will add 148,800 new jobs per

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Job Seekers

Who’s Hiring for the Holidays? – WFMY News 2 Feature

WFMY News 2 (11/03/2023) Golphin, Madison  Reps from GuilfordWorks and Graham Personnel Services show what jobs are hiring and upcoming hiring events.   GREENSBORO, N.C. — A new job report shows a drop in hiring efforts from US companies ahead of the holidays. Employers in the United States added 150,000 jobs to the market, which is almost half of the 297,000 added in September. This

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Employers

Private Sector Employment Increased by 113,000 Jobs in October

ADP News Release (11/01/23) Private sector employment increased by 113,000 jobs in October and annual pay was up 5.7% year-to-year, according to the October ADP National Employment Report. “No single industry dominated hiring this month, and big post-pandemic pay increases seem to be behind us,” said Nela Richardson, chief economist ADP. “In all, October’s numbers paint a well-rounded jobs picture. And while the labor market

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Job Openings Hold Steady

Staffing Industry Analysts (11/01/23) Job openings held steady in September compared to August, rising by just 0.6%, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, they were down 12.0% year over year. In total, there were nearly 9.6 million job openings in the US in September. Bloomberg reported total job openings exceeded economists’ median estimate of 9.4 million. Separations, on the other

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News

Thanksgiving Food Drive – November 1-21, 2023

Thanksgiving is all about coming together to share love and gratitude, and at Graham, we’re incredibly thankful for our community. Graham is grateful for being able to contribute to its community, whether it be through jobs, networking, events, or donations. This year, we’re making a difference by hosting a Thanksgiving food drive to support families in need during the holiday season.    From Nov 1st

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Employers

GDP Jumps 4.9% as the Economy Speeds Up

MarketWatch (10/26/23) Bartash, Jeffry The U.S. economy galloped at a 4.9% annual pace in the third quarter—driven by accelerated consumer spending—and defied forecasts of slowdown in growth. The sharp rise in gross domestic product was more than double the rate of growth in the first six months of the year. It also was the biggest increase since 2014 excluding the pandemic years of 2020-2021. Wall

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