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Massachusetts Unemployment Rate – Q1 – Q2 2017

Over the last 6 months, the regional economy has been moving at a slower rate than the overall US economy. Our Unemployment Rate is tracking along with these slight reductions in Statewide GDP. The Unemployment rate for May 2017 came in at 4.2%, up, from April at 3.9%. The primary factor to the jump in the Unemployment Rate can be related to a statewide workforce participation rate of 6...
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King & Bishop Completed Searches For Q1-2017

In a recent Forbes Magazine article, the topic of hiring in a candidate's market was discussed. We all know the challenges of finding just the right candidate when the employment market is strong. And as we have seen here at King & Bishop, there have been certain job categories that organizations have looked to our experts to help find great candidates. It may be no secret but of the more d...
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King & Bishop Jobs Report-For March 2017

The March 2017 Jobs Report came out and the numbers were below the expectations of many experts and analysts. With 98,000 jobs created in March, many experts believe that weather across the country was a significant factor in the lower than average monthly numbers. There were some positives and we go over those in our monthly Jobs Report video. Below is our recap of the March 2017 Jobs Report. ...
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BOSTON, MA, FEBRUARY 27, 2017: Karim Hill, founder and managing director of Managing Perspectives, LLC has been named the new president of The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE). SBANE is a private, not-for-profit association of approximately 600 member companies located throughout the six-state region. The announcement was made by SBANE chair Robin Main, partner with the...
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Video-Jobs Report February 2017

Below is our recap of the first full Jobs Report of this new presidential administration. In February, we saw some encouraging news about where we think the employment market is heading. With construction leading the way in job creation and other notable trends, it's worth two minutes of your time to check out our latest jobs report video.  
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Video-How The Jobs Market Did In 2016

It was another great year for job growth in the United States and we got the full picture last Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As with every month, we try to give a quick snapshot of the highlights and winners of each month's Jobs Report. This month, we take a look at some of the positive aspects of the last Jobs Report of 2016. We saw tremendous job growth in a number of industries...
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Happy New Year From The Team At King & Bishop

One thing is clear as we head into 2017; hiring is strong. And the U.S. Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms another fact. There are more job openings in the United States than there are hires right now so to ensure you get your next great hire to help you move your business forward, you need to improve your recruiting strategy. A few important thi...
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Will Increased GDP Lead To More Job Growth?

The US Commerce Department reported that Gross Domestic Product increased at a rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter which was a revision to its previously reported 3.2 percent increase earlier. Factors include increased consumer spending, and more investments by business which rose 1.4 percent. It was also reported that Gross Domestic Income rose by 4.8 percent in the third quarter which is an...
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Another Great Year For The Jolly Jaunt and Special Olympics Mass

Another proud year as we raised close to $32,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts at this year’s Jolly Jaunt in Boston. We had 65 runners and walkers and maybe you were one of them. Whether you walked, ran or donated, we thank you for supporting such an important organization. Since we first formed Team Johnny’s Angels, we have raised over $130,000 for Special Olympics Massachuse...
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