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Job Report in US – What the White House says

With the unemployment rate below 5 percent for the first time in almost 8 years, here are five things you need to know about where our economy stands. Source: As Unemployment Drops Below 5%, Here Are Five Facts About America’s Jobs Market | whitehouse.gov Related Post Job Report in US, January 2016 – American employers … Continue reading

Job Report in US, January 2016 – American employers eased up on the gas

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 151,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 4.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in several industries, led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing. Employment declined in private educational services, transportation and warehousing, … Continue reading

Skills Gap in US – An employer-driven talent supplier recognition and certification system is needed US Chamber of Commerce says

There is no time to waste. The skills gap continues to worsen while government policies to improve employer responsiveness through accreditation reform continue to fall short. More employers and business and industry associations now see the need and opportunity to explore an employer-led solution during a time of growing debate on the role of government … Continue reading

Job Report in Canada, January 2016 – Employment was virtually unchanged in January (-5,700 or 0.0%) and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.2%

In the 12 months to January, employment increased by 0.7% (+126,000). Over the same period, the unemployment rate rose from 6.6% to 7.2%, as the labour force grew at a faster pace than employment. There was little change in both full-time and part-time employment in January. However, compared with 12 months earlier, full-time work increased by 172,000 (+1.2%) while part time was little changed. … Continue reading

Canada – Immigrant wives―especially the younger ones―participate less often in the labour market than Canadian-born wives

Immigrant wives―especially the younger ones―participate less often in the labour market than Canadian-born wives Of all immigrant wives aged 25 to 54 whose husbands were aged 25 to 54 and were employed as paid workers, 76% participated in the labour market―i.e., they had a job or actively looked for one―from 2010 to 2014 (Table 1). … Continue reading

Head Office Employees in Canada – Increased 1.0% in 2014 while the number of head offices declined 0.6% 

The number of head office employees in Canada increased 1.0% in 2014 to 227,684, while the number of head offices declined 0.6% to 2,756. Growth in head office employment continued to be concentrated, with 94.0% of new head office employment in 2014 coming from five provinces: Alberta (25.5%), Ontario (24.7%), Manitoba (18.2%), British Columbia (15.5%), and Quebec (10.2%). Provincially, Ontario accounted for the largest … Continue reading

Yahoo – 1,600 jobs to be cut

Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to reveal cost-cutting plans that include slashing 15% of its workforce, or roughly 1,600 jobs, and closing several business units, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Yahoo Will Cut 15% of Its Workforce | Money.com

From a Labor Economy to a Talent Economy

With Byron Auguste, Managing Director, Opportunity@Work and Robert Hohman, CEO, Glassdoor.

LinkedIn – The 2015 list of the world’s 25 Hottest Skills by country

LinkedIn has released the  2015 list of the world’s “25 Hottest Skills by country”. Here it is :

Technology and Jobs – Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class?

While technology enters its next golden age, the percentage of adults working or looking for work is the lowest in almost 40 years in countries such as the United States. Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution failing the middle class? Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  The Promise of Progress – World … Continue reading

Skills Gap in US – More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs unfilled

More than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five years, according to a 2015 analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Peninsula Press, a project of the Stanford University Journalism Program. A report from Cisco puts the global figure at one million … Continue reading

Chicago – Nearly half of young black men out of work and out of school

Forty-seven percent of 20- to 24-year-old black men in Chicago, and 44 percent in Illinois, were out of school and out of work in 2014, compared with 20 percent of Hispanic men and 10 percent of white men in the same age group, according to the report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Great … Continue reading

Alberta – 19,600 Job losses last year

Alberta suffered its worst year for employment losses since the dark days of the National Energy Program and early 1980s recession, revised labour figures from Statistics Canada show. Statscan’s annual revisions of its national Labour Force Survey data ratcheted up Alberta’s job losses last year to 19,600, from the 14,600 the statistical agency originally reported … Continue reading

Johnson & Johnson – To Cut About 3,000 Jobs in Medical Devices 

Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs over the next two years as the health care conglomerate works to restructure its medical devices business. The New Brunswick, New Jersey, company said that amounts to more than 2 percent of its global workforce of around 127,000 people and 4 percent … Continue reading

Foreign seasonal workers for in US – Would nearly double

The seasonal worker provision, sought by a coalition of industry groups that include hotels, restaurants, ski and beach resorts, construction companies and seafood processors, allows U.S. companies to bring in far more than the 66,000 workers a year that have been permitted to obtain visas in the past. The H-2B visa program does not include farm workers. The Departments of Labor … Continue reading

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