IT Jobs and Seasonal Hiring Gains; Staffing Industry Revenue Projections


IT Jobs Continue Upward Climb</div > 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.Continue reading…

Hiring of Seasonal Holiday Workers has Already Begun</div > 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.Continue reading…

US Staffing Revenue to Top Pre-Recession High in 2013</div > 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.Continue reading…

From AkkenCloud:</div > 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.Continue reading…

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