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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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Partnership Between the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts

The Boston Bruins Foundation and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts are forming a partnership.  The Boston Bruins Foundation is donating $1 million over the next three years to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts.  Read more information from nhl.com about the partnership below!   Boston Bruins Foundation Announces New Partnership With Special Olympics Bruins Foundation pledges $1 ...
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King & Bishop July 2018 Jobs Report

U.S. hiring cooled in July after more-robust gains than previously reported, while the unemployment rate slipped back below 4 percent and wage increases remained subdued, reinforcing a picture of steady labor-market growth in line with the Federal Reserve's outlook for gradual interest-rate hikes. Coupled with the unemployment rate drop to 3.9% in July there was a rise in average hourly earning...
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King & Bishop June 2018 Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 213,000 jobs in the month of June though the unemployment increased to 4%. The reason for the rise in the unemployment rate is due to the increase in the amount of people joining the labor force in June. Wages rose by 0.2% in June over May. The Year over year increase is 2.7%. Specifically, 36,000 manufacturing jobs were added in June, which is around twice the number of ...
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$25M Grant Cycle Opens!

Read below to learn more about Cummings' news regarding the $25M Grant Cycle! Cummings Tri-County Fund $25 Million Grant Program Launches July 1 Cummings Foundation is delighted to announce a major increase to its local area grant-making, launching a $25 million grant cycle on July 1. The Foundation will award $10 million through the $100K for 100 program and an additional $15 million (up f...
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