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November 2018 Jobs Report

The November jobs report is out and shows the U.S. labor market continues to roll along. In November, the economy added 155,000 jobs and the unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%. While this is lower than analysts had forecast, the good news is that wages were in-line with expectations, with average hourly earnings rising 0.3% over last month and 3.1% over the prior year. Wage growth has been clo...
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February 2019 Workshop Schedule

February 2019 Workshops Flyer LinkedIn in your Job Search Workshop Tuesday, February 5th Address: 333 Wyman Street, Suite 175, Waltham, MA 02451 This LinkedIn workshop will help you create a LinkedIn profile that makes you stand out and learn how to leverage LinkedIn’s capabilities in your job search. Please bring a device to access LinkedIn. Interviewing Techniques Workshop Tuesday, Feb...
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January 2019 Workshop Schedule

January 2019 Workshops Calendar Interviewing Techniques Workshop Tuesday, January 8th Address: 333 Wyman Street, Suite 175, Waltham, MA 02451 This workshop will demonstrate techniques to “tell your story”, improve your ability to handle ”tough questions” and showcase your value. Networking Workshop Tuesday, January 15th Address: 100 TradeCenter, Suite G700, Century Suites, Cummings Prop...
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King & Bishop September 2018 Jobs Report

134,000 jobs were added in September according to the BLS, which is 50,000 lower than most professional analysts had projected. Some economists believe that Hurricane Florence may have affected the amount of jobs added last month. The upshot is that the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.7%, which is the lowest it has been since December of 1969. Focusing on the specific jobs that have bee...
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Temporary Staffing Numbers-September 2018

Temporary help employment grew 0.3% from August to September, adding 10,600 jobs over the month, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 2.9% higher than in September 2017. Year-to-year staffing job growth has averaged 3.3% per month in the first nine months of 2018, significantly higher than the average of 2.2% per month...
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The KB Companies Newsletter

THE KB COMPANIES SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND 1240 PAWTUCKET AVE RUMFORD, RI 02196 RECENT NEWS Partnership Labor Day August Jobs Report Things Not To Say In An Interview UPCOMING EVENTS Samantha’s Harvest Belmont Country Club Career Management Free Workshop Workshops Fall into Networking OUR SERVICES How can we work for you? Founded in 1983, King & Bishop just outside o...
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The True Meaning of Labor Day

All of us at King & Bishop would like to wish you a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! We know that Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner. Watch the video below to learn more about the holiday and why it is so important to remember why we celebrate the day. Have an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend. Looking to find your next great hire? Contact our team today...
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Continued Drop in Unemployment Claims Shows A Tight Labor Market

Americans applying for unemployment benefits each week has hit a new low in late August that by one measure is the lowest level since 1969. Initial jobless claims rose by 3,000 to 213,000 in the seven days from Aug. 19 to Aug. 25. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 212,000 reading. Monthly claims have dropped by 1,500 to 212,250, the government said Thursday. That is the lowest ...
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