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ADP Employment Report for January 2012 Shows Private Sector Added 170000 Jobs

Private sector employment in the United States increased by 170,000 jobs from December 2011 to January 2012 on a seasonally adjusted basis led by the private service-providing sector adding 152,000 jobs and small businesses adding 95,000 jobs, according to the January 2012 ADP National Employment Report® from Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®). The complete ADP report for January 2012 is available at: http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/pdf/FINAL_Report_January_12.pdf. Continue reading

More Businesses Insourcing American Jobs to United States

American companies are deciding to keep factories and production facilities in the United States and even bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas after decades of “outsourcing” jobs to other countries, resulting in a growing trend of “insourcing,” according to the story ‘Everything You Need to Know About Insourcing’ on The White House Blog. Continue reading

California Bill AB 1450 would Prohibit Discrimination against Unemployed Jobseekers by Employers or Employment Agencies

In an effort to help stop discrimination against unemployed Californians looking for work who may be passed over by employers or employment agencies only interested in hiring applicants who already have a job, newly proposed legislation in the state – California Assembly Bill No. 1450 (AB 1450) – would fine California employers and employment agencies that refuse to consider jobless applicants for job openings. The full text of California AB 1450 is available at: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_1401-1450/ab_1450_bill_20120105_introduced.pdf. Continue reading

Jobs Report for December 2011 Shows US Economy Gained 200000 Jobs

According to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – DECEMBER 2011’ from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment added 200,000 jobs in December 2011 with most gains occurring in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, and health care. In addition, the change in total nonfarm payroll employment for October 2011 was revised from a gain of 100,000 jobs up to 112,000 jobs while the change for November 2011 was revised from a gain of 120,000 jobs down to 100,000 jobs. The Employment Situation for December 2011 will be available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf until the Employment Situation for January 2011 is released on Friday, February 3, 2012. Continue reading

Self Background Checks Proactively Conducted by Job Seekers to Help Verify Accuracy of their Public Information

If jobseekers want to get hired for a job these days, they will probably have to undergo a background check. And if they have to undergo a background check, it would be in their best interest to make sure the information found on the background check is accurate, up-to-date, and complete. As a result, some jobseekers are taking matters in their own hands by proactively conducting “self” background checks on themselves to verify the accuracy of their public information. This is Trend #10 on the list of the fifth annual Employment Screening Resources (ESR) ‘Top 10 Trends in Background Checks’ for 2012. To view the list, visit http://www.esrcheck.com/ESR-Top-10-Trends-in-Background-Checks-for-2012.php. Continue reading

November 2011 Jobs Report Shows Employment Rose by 120000 Jobs and Unemployment Rate Fell Under 9 Percent

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November 2011 as employment continued to trend up in retail trade, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and health care, according to ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION – NOVEMBER 2011’ from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In more good news, the change in total nonfarm payroll employment for September 2011 was revised from 158,000 jobs to 210,000 jobs and the change for October 2011 was revised from 80,000 jobs to 100,000 jobs. The report will be available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf until the Employment Situation report for December 2011 is released on Friday, January 6, 2012. Continue reading

Report Shows Almost Two Million Unemployed Americans Risk Unemployment Insurance Cut Offs in January 2012

According to a new report issued by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) – “Hanging on by a Thread” – nearly two million unemployed Americans will be cut off from federal unemployment insurance in January 2012 and millions more will face the same fate in the months following unless Congress reauthorizes the programs before they expire on December 31, 2011. The report warns a cut in federal unemployment insurance programs known as Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) would deal blows to the unemployed, businesses, and the U.S. economy. The report is at: http://www.nelp.org/page/-/UI/2011/NELP_UI_Extension_Report_2011.pdf. Continue reading

September 2011 Jobs Report Shows Employment Gained 103000 Jobs during Month

According to the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report ‘THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2011’ released today, total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 103,000 jobs led by gains in professional and business services, health care, and construction. In more good news, the change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July 2011 was revised up from 85,000 to 127,000 jobs and the change for August 2011 was revised up from 0 to 57,000 jobs. The Employment Situation report for September 2011 is available at: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf. Continue reading

US Labor Department Employment Situation Report Shows Economy Added 54,000 Jobs in May 2011

The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Report for May 2011 shows that total nonfarm payroll employment added 54,000 jobs following gains that averaged 220,000 jobs in the prior three months. For May 2011, the job gains continued in professional and business services, healthcare, and mining while employment levels in other major private-sector industries were little changed and local government employment continued to decline. Continue reading

New York Bill Would Bar Discrimination against Unemployed Job Seekers by Making the Unemployed a Protected Class

In an effort to bar discrimination against unemployed job seekers in New York state, Senate Bill 5316 (SB 5316) – proposed by Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF/I) – would make the unemployed a “protected class” in New York and make it illegal for employers to deny out-of-work applicants an interview or position solely because they are jobless. In addition, SB 5316 would prohibit employers from posting job advertisements that discourage the unemployed from applying to vacant positions, according to a press release on the Senator’s website. Continue reading