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March 2018 Jobs Report

For March 2018, Wall Street anticipated that 193,000 jobs would be added, however, only 103,000 jobs were identified as the actual gain. Analysts concur that the focus should remain on the big picture, which is that “the job market is widely regarded to be close to full employment.” Market segment increases point to 33,000 new professional and business services, 22,000 new manufacturing and health...
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February Jobs Report

On Friday, the BLS reported that 313,000 jobs were added in February, which is far more than what economists forecasted. Analysts expected that only 205,000 jobs would be added in February. The national unemployment rate remains at 4.1%. One of the larger improvements came in with 61,000 workers added in the field of construction, the highest increase seen in this sector in about 11 years. Additi...
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King & Bishop Jobs Report for January 2018

  Employment Situation for January 2018: Recognizing Wage Growth Analysts were calling for 180,000 new jobs for January 2018 and we were all pleasantly surprised on Friday when the BLS reported that the U.S. has added 200,000 jobs, which on its own is great news. While the economy continues to improve and create more jobs, the larger question looming has been "where is the wage gr...
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White Hot Job Market

On Wednesday January 24th, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Housing and Economic Secretary Jay Ash spoke at the monthly New England Business Association (NEBA) Breakfast. Among the topics covered was the frequency of calls he receives from businesses outside Massachusetts looking to move into Boston and specifically to the “Seaport District” and Cambridge. The Secretary termed these areas as “Whit...
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King & Bishop Jobs Report for December 2017

MONTHLY JOB GROWTH + 148,000 The economy added 148,000 jobs in December. That's far below the 2017 monthly average of 171,000 jobs added but is enough to keep up with population growth and chip away at unemployment. ANNUAL JOB GROWTH + 2.1 Million U.S. payrolls grew by a seasonally adjusted 2.1 million in 2017. For the first time since the 1990s, the economy has added at least 2 million jobs ...
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Boston Jolly Jaunt

On Saturday, December 2nd, runners and walkers gathered on the Boston Common to take part in the 13th annual Boston Jolly Jaunt. This professionally timed flat 5k course through Boston’s Back Bay not only had a fun holiday theme with prizes for best costume and jingle bells for each participant, but also a goal to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Massachusetts! Thanks to all who donated ...
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Happy Holidays From King & Bishop!

Dear Friends- From the team at King & Bishop, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to support you and your organization over the last year. The employment market is strong with no signs of pulling back in the foreseeable future, and we continue to be positioned to help your growing organization. A relevant quote by Winston Churchill this season. "We make a living by what we ...
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Life Sciences Recruiter with Pharmaceutical Experience

Our clients are seeing increased demand for our contract recruiting services. Do you need supplemental staffing support? Check out this CONTRACT RECRUITER profile below! This Life Sciences Recruiter is a professional, self-directed full life cycle recruiter with 14 years of progressive experience in the Life Sciences Biotech/Pharmaceutical, Skilled in the art and science of identifyi...
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November Employment Situation Report

On Friday December 8th the government reported that employers brought in 228,000 employees in November. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, significant increases came in professional and business services (+46,000) , manufacturing (+31,000), and health care (+30,000). It looks like the unemployment rate will remain at 4.1% and there continues to be 6.6 million unemployed individuals ...
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