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By the Numbers: May 8, 2020

BountyJobs Bites 3.17 Million New Jobless Claims The Numbers: 17 million Americans filed jobless claims in the week ending May 2 This adds to the 30 million people who have previously applied for unemployment benefits since COVID-19 significantly hit the U.S. in March Source: Department of Labor Majority of Employers Still Formulating Return-to-Work Plan The Numbers: 56% of employer are starting to work on their return-to-work plan 26% already have a return-to-work strategy 18% do not have a return-to-work strategy Source: Blank Rome Shift to Remote Work Expands Tech Talent Access The Numbers: Only 5% of tech workers are now less interested in a remote position 43% of professionals in tech are actively searching for new job opportunities due to the recession 68% of businesses are reporting active hiring Source: Hired’s State of Remote Work 2020 Internship Offers on the Decline The Numbers: Internship offerings are down, and those in travel and tourism were ‘severely’ [...]

By |2020-05-07T19:41:35+00:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 8, 2020

By the Numbers: May 1, 2020

BountyJobs Bites: Initial Jobless Claims Fall to 3.8 Million The Numbers: For the week ended April 25, the number of initial jobless claims fell by 603,000 to a total of 3.8 million Within the past six weeks more than 30 million initial jobless claims have been filed Source: U.S. Department of Labor Less Than Half of Employers Expect Job Declines The Numbers: 32% of employers expect job declines at their firms 1 % expect increases 63% have leveraged a hiring freeze due to COVID-19 Source: National Association for Business Economics GM to Hire Temporary Workers to Produce Ventilators The Numbers: GM plans to hire more than 1,000 temporary workers to assist in ventilator production At least 30 ventilators are planned by the end of August per a $489 million government contract A starting wage of $16.67 per hour is the rate for both full and part-time positions Source: RTV6 Indianapolis Updated Unemployment Rate Forecast Released [...]

By |2020-04-30T18:16:07+00:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: May 1, 2020

By the Numbers: April 24, 2020

BountyJobs Bites More Workers Predict Employers Will Allow Remote Work Post-Pandemic The Numbers: More than a third of workers feel their employers will be more relaxed about remote work after the pandemic 28% of workers say they ‘plan to search for work that allows them to telecommute’ 45% say their employers are ‘fairly ready’ for the telework transition Source: OnePoll and Citrix College Internships and Job Offers Cancelled Due to COVID-19 The Numbers: About 75% of college students said their internships or post-graduate jobs have been canceled, moved remote, or delayed due to the pandemic 90% of college students were at least moderately concerned about the pandemic’s impact on the U.S. job market and economy Source: College Reaction About 40% of Recruiters Optimistic About Hiring Increases The Numbers: Almost 40% of recruiters forecast hiring increases within 90 days More than 22% expect increases in the next 30 days Recruiters in healthcare are even more optimistic [...]

By |2020-04-24T22:30:25+00:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 24, 2020

By the Numbers April 17, 2020

BountyJobs Bites CEO Turnover Down During COVID-19 The Numbers: For the second month in a row in March, CEO turnover fell 94 CEOs left their posts in March This was a 27% decrease from February and 30% from this time last year While monthly totals fell, 441 CEOs left their posts in Q1 which is the second-highest quarterly total recorded since 2008 Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas Small Businesses Concerned about Closures The Numbers: One in four businesses (24%) have temporarily shut down 40% of those still open for business said they will ‘most likely close temporarily in the next two weeks’ 43% stated that a permanent shutdown is unavoidable Source: MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index Locum Tenens Staffing for Healthcare on the Rise The Numbers: Locum tenens staffing – the placement of temporary doctors – has a projected increase in revenue in 2020 of 5% Source: SIA BountyJobs Reports: Special [...]

By |2020-04-16T19:48:59+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers April 17, 2020

By the Numbers: April 10, 2020

BountyJobs Bites IT Employment Steady The Numbers: The U.S. IT sector added 8,500 new workers in March IT also lost 19,000 jobs last month across all industry sectors The unemployment rate for IT occupations held at 2.4% Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wages Increase for Transportation Jobs The Numbers: Wages for transportation and warehouse jobs grew 3.2% due to the increased demand for delivery of food and supplies The entertainment and recreation industry saw an increase of 2.9% annual wage growth as Americans have additional time for leisure activities at home Source PayScale Decrease in Global Working Hours Due to COVID-19 Equals Millions of Workers The Numbers: 7% of working hours are expected to be lost globally in Q2 This is the equivalent of 195 million full-time workers 81% of the global workforce of 3.3 billion are currently affected by full or partial workplace closures Source: International Labour Organization BountyJobs Reports: Hiring During COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-04-16T19:49:38+00:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 10, 2020

Hiring to Fight COVID-19?

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By |2020-04-09T17:44:48+00:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hiring to Fight COVID-19?

By the Numbers: April 3, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Healthcare Workers Being Shuffled to COVID-19 Hot Zones The Numbers: Demand is high for healthcare workers with experience working with critical care patients “Literally, what we’re doing right now is moving people from all around the country into hot zone areas,” said Shane Jackson, president of Jackson Healthcare, about the Covid-19 situation. U.S. Unemployment Could Reach Over 30% in Q2 The Numbers: In Q2 2020, the U.S. may reach more than 30% unemployment due to the economic slowdown due to COVID-19 This correlates to 52.81 million unemployed people in Q2 with about 47 million workers being laid off during that time period Source: Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis Walmart Testing Employee Temperatures The Numbers: Temperature checks and basic health screening questions are being adopted before employee shifts begin Infrared thermometers will take about three weeks to distribute to all Walmart stores and facilities Source: Walmart BountyJobs Reports: Hiring During COVID-19 The Numbers: The [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:59:25+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: April 3, 2020

By the Numbers: March 27, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Soft Skills Training a Priority but Falls Behind The Numbers: Soft skills training is the number 1 priority for more than 25% of HR and L&D professionals Almost 50% rank it among their top three priorities Almost 70% state the lack of time and resources gets in the way of soft skills training Source: Talespin Walmart Planning to Hire 150K Hourly Employees The Numbers: Walmart will hire 150K associates through the end of May to work in stores, clubs, distribution, and fulfillment centers The roles are temporary with a potential chance to become regular positions $365 million will be given in cash bonuses to hourly workers for their work during the pandemic Source: Walmart CVS to Hire 50K Employees with Virtual Process The Numbers: CVS Health plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time, and temporary roles nationwide Store associates, distribution center employees, customer service professionals, and home delivery driver positions are available The hiring [...]

By |2020-03-27T20:06:04+00:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 27, 2020

By the Numbers: March 20, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Upskilling a Priority But Many Don’t Have Option The Numbers: Upskilling employees is a must for most due to digitization and automation among other technological solutions More than two-thirds of employees agreed that their companies provide training and instruction for upskilling However, one-third of employees aren’t getting what they need in order to contribute to their place of work as the business quickly evolves Source: Peppercomm and Echo Research U.S. in Recession Driven by Covid-19 The Numbers: The U.S. is now in a recession ending the economic expansion that began in July 2009 Normal activity is forecasted to resume in Q4 with a growth rate of 4% The economy is expected to grow 1.5% in 2021 and a full recovery in 2022 Source: UCLA/Anderson Forecast Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Workers Due to Covid-19 The Numbers: Amazon says it is hiring 100,000 new full and part-time workers in the U.S. at its fulfillment centers [...]

By |2020-03-18T19:58:37+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 20, 2020

By the Numbers: March 13, 2020

BountyJobs Bites Tech Pay Increases, HR Pay Growth Lowest The Numbers: The annual wage growth range for tech workers is 3.2%, one of the few industries that enjoy an annual wage growth more than the average 3% The lowest annual wage growth is in HR (1.2%), Sales (1.2%) and Marketing and Advertising (1.7%) Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles continue to be hard to fill Source: Payscale DevOps Requires Upskilling The Numbers: Solid upskilling programs are needed to support the future of DevOps However, 38% of employers have no upskilling program in place 21% say they are working on one Source: DevOps Institute Strong Jobs Report for IT The Numbers: ·       The technology industry experienced a net jobs gain of 33,500 positions since the beginning of 2020 ·       This is now two consecutive months of employment growth ·       The IT unemployment rate was 2.4% in February which is up from 2.3% last [...]

By |2020-03-13T18:31:28+00:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on By the Numbers: March 13, 2020