37 States Lower their UNEMPLOYMENT Rate…… it’s not perfect, but it is a great start to take with you into the holiday Season.
We are experiencing good news in the workforce nationwide. For the US as a whole, the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent in October. But it has declined a full point in the past year. Employers added 171,000 jobs in October. Job gains in September and August were also much stronger than initially estimated. That raised the average job growth from July through September to 174,000 a month, up from 67,000 a month in the April-June quarter.
Which is great news, it really is. However, we in the North East haven’t yet experienced the full impact of this employment push. We are dealing the ‘Sandy Effect’. Many opportunities have had their traction slowed due to the effects of the Hurricane:
- People unable to come to work ( offices still damaged)
- People unable to come to work ( their homes damaged)
- People unable to come to work ( their local transportation infrastructure damaged)
It is hard to go to an interview when their is no one in the office to meet with………………………But this week my office saw measurable progress in the interview workflow. Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving Holidayis now slowing this progress for the rest of the week. I expect to see noticeable differences in the scheduling of interviews (The opportunities are on my desk, so I am sure they are on other Staffing agency Desks). If you are on the sidelines reading this news, hold tight. I predict that by end of next week, the interviewing scheduling machine will be back up and running at a 100 percent.
Thank you for your Time and Efforts,
Director,Executive Management & Technology Division