IT Jobs and Seasonal Hiring Gains; Staffing Industry Revenue Projections

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IT Jobs Continue Upward Climb
The number of information technology jobs hit another all-time monthly high in August, according to a report released today by the TechServe Alliance. The number of IT jobs was 4,198,800 in August, up 5,100 from July. Year over year, IT employment has grown 3.36 percent.

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Hiring of Seasonal Holiday Workers has Already Begun
In a recent survey of retailers, about 57 percent said they would keep holiday hiring at about the same level as a year ago, while about 36 percent will hire more. That’s a shift from last year, when about 10 percent of retailers said they would hire more seasonal workers than the prior year. Perhaps even more telling; about 43 percent are looking to hire more permanent workers and fewer seasonal workers, suggesting they feel more confident about consumer demand even after the holidays are over.

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US Staffing Revenue to Top Pre-Recession High in 2013
U.S. staffing industry revenue is expected to reach a high of $134.4 billion in 2013, according to the new “Staffing industry forecast: September update” report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The revenue will beat the industry’s previous high of $132.3 billion in 2007.

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From AkkenCloud:
AkkenCloud recently announced a partnership with Integrated Design Inc (IDI) which provides integration solutions that connect more than 250 systems with its Time Bank™ software. Time Bank is an application that has been the industry standard for more than 20 years and used by 25,000 companies for proven integration between various employee data systems.

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