Viewpoint: The shared opportunity of a tight labor market

By almost any broad measure, Greater Boston is an economic powerhouse. Our unemployment rate is low, we’re creating jobs at a rapid pace, and we’re building out one of the nation’s strongest high-tech economies. But scratch the surface, look b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

How small businesses can compete with larger companies on benefits packages

Creative approaches to benefits and perks may give smaller companies the opportunity to compete for workers in a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 28th, 2019

No thanks: Which job offers get the most rejections

Yet another indication the tight labor market has shifted power to job seekers: A new study has found about 1 in 6 job offers are rejected.  That’s a 5-year high, according to job review site Glassdoor, which analyzed data from almost 100,000 job ca.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 5th, 2020

S.F. men’s salon closing, blaming pricey rent increase and tight labor market

Factors contributing to the salon's closure are hitting restaurants and retailers across the region......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 28th, 2020

How this $25M Alvarado company is countering a tight labor market

During the peak season, the company employs close to 400 people but has struggled in recent years to fill positions......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 26th, 2020

Leaving Massachusetts: Greater Boston has a people problem

Unfortunately for Greater Boston, we're losing a lot more residents to other states than we're bringing in, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. That's worsening an already tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2020

Next Avenue: Why more employers are offering benefits to part-timers

With a tight labor market, they’re looking to stand out in a crowd. Here are some of the benefits and how to find the jobs......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 7th, 2020

Economist: Jobs, wages still growing in Dayton area despite tight labor market

A tightening labor market has contributed to slower economic growth in the Dayton region, but the economy is still adding jobs and wages continue to increase......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 28th, 2020

U.S. weekly jobless claims rise modestly; labor market tight

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased less than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continues to tighten even as job growth is slowing......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 23rd, 2020

Women outnumber men in the American workforce for only the second time

The narrowing of the gender gap was buoyed by strong job growth in healthcare and education over the past year, as well as the ongoing tight-labor market......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 13th, 2020

U.S. job growth cools in December, but labor market tight

U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December, but the pace of hiring likely remains sufficient to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a manufacturing sector stung by trade disputes......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 10th, 2020

Economic Preview: Job creation seen tapering off in December amid tight labor market and slower economy

The U.S. economy probably added enough new jobs last month to push employment gains in 2019 above 2 million for the ninth straight year, but the pace of hiring is slowing. Here’s what to watch in the December U.S. jobs report due on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 10th, 2020

U.S. jobless claims drop to four-week low in tight labor market

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to a four-week low at the end of last year, the latest sign that the labor market remains robust. Jobless claims fell by 2,000 to 222,000 in the week... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 6th, 2020

Notable Bay Area layoffs of 2019

This has been an economic banner year by some measures with a booming stock market and low unemployment rates, especially in the Bay Area's tight labor market. However, 2019 has also been more of a tumultuous time period for some previously high.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 26th, 2019

2020 Best Places to Work Awards: Small company finalists

In a tight labor market, paying for perks could be less costly than covering the price of high turnover. Those savings are ideal for the scrappy enterprises among the small company finalists for the South Florida Business Journal's Best Places to Work Awa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2019

U.S. trade deficit shrinks sharply; labor market tight

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter, though a broad decline in imports hinted at a slowdown in domestic demand......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 5th, 2019

This challenge could delay your holiday packages

More businesses are adopting creative strategies to find workers in a historically tight labor market. They include sharing worker.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayDec 2nd, 2019

U.S. economy growing modestly, labor market still tight: Fed report

The U.S. economy expanded modestly from October to mid-November and the outlook for growth was generally positive while labor markets remained tight across the country, the Federal Reserve said in a report on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersNov 27th, 2019

Gen Z is already catching up to millennials in the salary race

Gen Zers are closing the pay gap with millennials even though they have far less experience. They're making the most of a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 11th, 2019

Gen Z is already catching up to millennials in the salary race

Gen Zers are closing the pay gap with millennials even though they have far less experience. They're making the most of a tight labor market......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 11th, 2019

How Indianapolis employers are adjusting to hiring ex-offenders amid tight labor market

In a tight hiring market from low unemployme.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayNov 6th, 2019