The past week brought more encouraging news on the US job front. According to the US Labor Department, the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 on a per-week basis – the fourth decline in the last five weeks.
This is a guest post by Mike Cleland. Mike is president of Charted Path, a management consulting firm to the staffing industry. He blogs about strategy and business management for staffing. You can reach Mike on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Yesterday LinkedIn streamed a live town hall meeting on jobs and the economy, with President Obama answering questions from LinkedIn members. There is no question LinkedIn has changed the way people portray themselves and connect with others professionally.