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 growth”?
We are happy to report that average hourly earnings improved by 2.9% in January from a year earlier; a sign that the long, slow economic recovery is at last reaching Americans’ pocketbooks. This is forcing companies to compete harder for workers, a recipe for continued demand, and an escalation in compensation levels.
Taken together, the data paints a picture of an economy that is not just creating jobs but that is increasingly creating good ones.
If you anticipate continued hiring or anticipate unwanted turnover, contact us to learn more about our contract recruiting services or our other supplemental staffing programs.
Below find some profiles of contract recruiter candidates available to support your growth objectives.
Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Recruiter
Experienced in recruiting hardware, software, test, mechanical, manufacturing & IT.
Full cycle, high volume recruiting with req loads of 50 or more positions.
Performed onsite and remote recruiting assignments in software, hardware, biotech, mechanical, telecoms.
Participated in the implementation of new applicant tracking systems.
Versatile seasoned recruiter with several years of executive search experience in both financial services and legal recruiting, market intelligence and fee negotiation. Client and job search data mining with internal applicant management systems. Possesses superior research and sourcing techniques.
Life Sciences Recruiter
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 identifying, sourcing, evaluating and presenting candidates for with R&D, Regulatory, Clinical, Quality, Supply Chain, and Market Intelligence/Surveillance. Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, interviewing, communication and organizational skills with the proven ability to successfully hire across functional units at all levels of an organization.
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