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 been added this past month; we see major gains in healthcare, transportation/warehousing as well as in professional and business services. Construction employment increased by 23,000 and employment in manufacturing increased by 18,000.
One downside is that even though there is a lower unemployment rate, the labor market is struggling to find qualified job candidates, which could negatively impact hiring in the months ahead.
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Contract Human Resources Manager
Strategic and goal oriented Human Resources Manager. Expansive generalist experience implementing programs that contribute towards employee engagement, employee development, and achieving business goals. Strong leadership skills, effective communication skills, and an exceptional level of professionalism. Technically proficient in multiple HRIS systems. Experience working in the fields of Biotech, Financial Services, and Consulting. Expertise includes:
* Performance Management
* Coaching and Advising
* Employee Relations
* Project Management
* Talent Management
* Learning & Development
Contract Human Resources Business Partner
Dynamic and resourceful HR leader accomplished in global M&A, global key talent sourcing and high performance team development. Key clients associated with current role Medical Device Desing/Manufacture, Pharmaceutical and Drug Discovery. Innovative solution provider and Sr. level leadership consultative support. Experience in Europe, Asia and the Americas both in the acquisition space as well as organizational innovation and strategic goal alignment. Experienced in coaching/mentoring, team-building, talent management, HRIS, compensation and global recruitment of high value individuals – most recently in the healthcare space.
Contract Compensation Consultant
Seasoned Human Resources professional with extensive experience in Compensation program design, development, implementation and administration within multi-national and global Fortune 500 organizations. Highly effective in collaborating with HR Business Partners to influence management towards achieving organizational goals. Exceptional consultative, analytical, and communication skills. Focused on assessing, planning and executing best-in-class compensation programs including:
* Employee pay design and development
* Compensation redesign implementation
* Global competitive assessment
* Annual salary and bonus planning
* Reward and recognition programs
* Productivity incentive plans