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Category Archives: Big Business

Spotting Innovative Talent – External and Internal to Your Company

March 8, 2012 at 04:50

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The job market is a lagging indicator for the economy. And over the last several months, readings from each of the different national surveys have been positive. To accompany those reports is an underlying uptick in stories about how to hire innovative personnel. These individuals will always command a market for their skills, so its […]

December 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

January 13, 2012 at 13:31

Ben Leeson

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200,000 Jobs Added In Dec 2011

Here are the job market and compensation numbers for December 2011 (based on the job report): * Net gain of 200,000 jobs in the month – Analysts expected an overall gain of 150,000 – Private sector payrolls increased by 212,000       – Private sector service providing industries added 164,000 jobs       – Private sector goods […]

November 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

January 2, 2012 at 15:05

Ben Leeson

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Jobs Report November 2011

Here are the job market and compensation numbers for November 2011 (based on the job report): * Net gain of 120,000 jobs in the month – Analysts expected an overall gain of 110,000 – Private sector payrolls increased by 140,000       – Private sector service providing industries added 146,000 jobs       – Private sector goods […]

October 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

December 27, 2011 at 01:14

Ben Leeson

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Revised to a gain of 100,000

Here are the job market and compensation numbers for October 2011 (based on the job report): Net gain of 80,000 jobs in the month (revised to a gain of 100,000) – Analysts expected an overall gain of 98,000 – Private sector payrolls increased by 104,000       – Private sector service providing industries added 114,000 jobs […]

September 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

October 15, 2011 at 22:50

Ben Leeson

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Here are the job market and compensation numbers for September 2011 (based on the job report): Net gain of 103,000 jobs in the month (final revision to a gain of 210,000 jobs) – Analysts expected an overall gain of 65,000 – Private sector payrolls increased by 137,000       – Private sector service providing industries added […]

August 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

October 14, 2011 at 03:25

Ben Leeson

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August 2011 Jobs Report

Here are the job market and compensation numbers for August 2011 (based on the job report): No change in the month (revised to a gain of 57,000 jobs, also close to the original estimate) Analysts expected a median gain of 60,000 jobs or about half of July’s total Private sector payrolls increased by 17,000 —Private […]

July 2011 Jobs Report and Wages

August 27, 2011 at 16:24

Ben Leeson

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Here are the job market and compensation numbers for July 2011 (based on the job report): Net gain of 117,000 jobs in the month Analysts expected an overall gain of 75,000 Private sector payrolls increased by 154,000; it was revised to a gain of 80,000 in June Private sector service providing industries added 112,000 jobs […]

The Advantage of Change

August 19, 2011 at 03:52

Ben Leeson

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Change is inevitable. Sometimes its having a bagel instead of yogurt and you don’t really notice. Other times it feels like a sky diver looking back up at the plane. You’re frightened, but you’re committed. Life moves on. I’ve recently left a job, the one I’ve had for eleven years. It wasn’t easy to leave. […]

Reflecting on a Job Market – Employee and Employer

July 5, 2011 at 23:37

Ben Leeson

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A Resignation Story

To gain significant wealth in the US you have to take significant risk. Usually that means starting your own business or being on the ground floor with someone who is. The individuals who put their neck on the line deserve the spoils of that risk. The last three years proves the fittest survives in business. […]

6.5 Graphs Outlining the US Economy

June 16, 2011 at 03:20

Ben Leeson

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I’m in a room that’s 8 feet by 10 feet. It’s just me. There’s a small box playing loops of TV shows, but I’m ignoring it. The temperature is 95 degrees but its cold in here. And I have a lot to think about. I know I’m going to pay for it. Situations like this […]