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How Do Recent Graduate Degrees Match Up to Demand?

Many students are beginning their careers as they graduate college this Spring. Recent graduates represent 2.9% of the total US workforce.

In 2013, about 4,361,380 graduates joined the labor market and a similar number will graduate this year. In what fields do these graduating candidates possess degrees?…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How to Compete for Talent with the Most Valuable Brands

According to a survey by global research company Millward Brown, Apple is no longer the world's most valuable brand. In the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 Report, Google…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Where Should You Look to Recruit Manpower's Hard-to-Fill Jobs?

The Manpower Group recently announced that the global talent shortage has reached a 7-year high. Their 9th Annual Talent Shortage Survey results show that 36% of global employers are having difficulty finding candidates that possess the desired technical competencies and experience with soft skills. The…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 5, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

What You Need to Know if You're Recruiting Interns

It's that time of a year, where a new crop of graduates enter the workforce. Some of these students may already have jobs lined up. Others may be seeking internships to gain experience before they land their first professional position or to open a door to a permanent job opportunity. In addition to recent graduates, undergrad students may also be competing for an…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on June 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Can Congress Change Energy Hiring

In Washington, a bipartisan bill encouraging energy efficiency, the Shaheen and Portman's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, was recently stalled due to disagreement over amendments to the bill.

According to Think Progress, Senator Shaheen said this bill…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

6 Ways to Find More Candidates

About 20% of jobs are considered hard-to-fill. Chances are your organization is filling some of these jobs. Understanding how difficult recruiting can be, I wanted to share some tips with you on how to expand your candidate supply for your open positions. 

1. Look for Candidates with Other Job Titles

If you're recruiting a Web Developer, don't…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amazon Has the Most In-Demand Cloud Computing Service - Can it Keep the Lead?

After experiencing rising stock prices for the past 5 years, Amazon shares decreased 21% in 2014, according to Yahoo!…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Will Retail Beat Out Other Industries for E-Commerce Talent?

According to Business Insider, e-commerce is capturing a larger share of retail sales than ever before. Media, sporting, and hobby goods and electronics and appliances account for the largest percentage of online retail sales. BI expects these categories to experience steep increases in sales between 2014 and 2020. Is this…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

What's the Future for Finance Pros with MBAs?

After cutbacks by some of the biggest companies in the financial sector, there were concerns that the value of an MBA degree was declining. As a way to save money, employers have been hiring undergrads, who are willing to work for less money, rather than hire business school grads. This may be impacting the number of candidates with an MBA. However, others think the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 13, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Employment Situation Recap: US Economy Adds 288K Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3%

05.05.14 Us Economy Jobs April On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary stated that the US economy added 288,000 jobs in April 2014. The unemployment rate dropped by .4 percentage points, from 6.7% to 6.3%, marking a decline of 1.2% year-over-year. Over the past 12 months, growth averaged 199,000 jobs per month.…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Is the Number of Female Graduates Impacting the Gender Gap in Manufacturing?

Earlier this year, we highlighted the decreasing number of women in manufacturing. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Do You Replace a Retiring Hydroengineer Workforce with a Specialized Skill Set?

It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.

The government will need to replace about 40 workers, mostly in specialist roles,…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Using Hiring Data to Compete with Facebook, Google, and Twitter

Recently, ComputerWorld featured an article that demonstrated how Google, Facebook, and Twitter are competing by taking…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cashing In on Hiring Trends: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Did you know crypotcurrency, such as bitcoin, has become so big that there is a job fair dedicated to this topic? ERE.net recently highlighted an upcoming Bitcoin Job Fair taking place this May in the Silicon Valley.…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 10, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Who's Hiring in the Silicon Cities?

Demand for IT jobs in 2014 has been tracking behind last year, according to WANTED Analytics data. This March, there were 5% fewer IT jobs advertised online than there were during March 2013. Despite being fewer IT jobs available, competition for tech talent continues to be intense. Considering this, we looked at which tech hot…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 8, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Last Installment: March Madness - Which Colleges Have the Most IT Candidates?

Over the past few weeks, we've been comparing colleges and universities to see who has the most graduating candidates for in-demand fields. So far, we examined which colleges have the most …

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Best Places to Recruit the Most In-Demand Engineers

Engineering jobs continue to be in-demand and hard-to-fill. According to WANTED Analytics, there were more than 228,100 engineering job ads posted online in February 2014, which was up slightly from the same time last…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on April 1, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

March Madness Continues - Which Colleges Have the Most Healthcare Candidates?

As NCAA's March Madness continues, so does our competition to see which colleges or universities have the most candidates for in-demand fields. Today, we're analyzing demand for healthcare jobs and which colleges or universities have the largest number of graduating healthcare candidates.

According to…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 27, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

March Madness - Which Colleges Have the Most Engineering Graduates?

The NCAA's March Madness tournament is underway today. While college and universities around the country compete to see who has the best basketball team, we thought we'd pair up schools weekly to find out who has the biggest candidate pools for particular fields, based on…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

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