September 2014

2014 Holiday Hiring Forecast: More Jobs Than 2013 Thanks to Spending Gains & Continued Employment

Continued employment gains across all industries and increased consumer spending are expected to boost demand for seasonal workers this year, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The positive outlook was bolstered by the news that UPS plans to add 95,000 seasonal workers this year, nearly doubling last year’s level.

How to Find a Job This Labor Day

ENCOURAGED BY IMPROVING JOBS PICTURE, MORE REENTER THE LABOR POOL FINDING A JOB STILL NOT EASY, BUT THESE TIPS SHOULD HELP

In August 2014, about three million Americans re-entered the labor pool, reigniting their job searches after weeks or months of sitting on the sidelines. The reemergence of these job seekers was enough to bump the unemployment rate up to 6.2 percent from the previous month’s reading of 6.1 percent.