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Manpower: Metro Knox hiring to improve in 2Q

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Hiring in metropolitan Knoxville is expected to show healthy improvement in the second quarter, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released Tuesday.
Seventeen percent of Knoxville area employers surveyed said they planned to add jobs in the April to June period, while only 1 percent said they would trim payrolls, Manpower reported.
Construction related businesses are among a broad range of area companies expected to add jobs in the coming quarter.
“We’re seeing a lot more activity in construction. We’re seeing a lot more opportunities,” said  Bill Garibay, president and CEO of ES&H Inc., a Knoxville-based company that provides professional services in construction, remediation, environmental, and safety and health support.
An improving economy is driving increased hiring, said Garibay, who also is president of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of East Tennessee.
“The economy is making a turn. The housing market is making a turn and people are starting to spend money,” he said.
Area employers were considerably more cautious about adding jobs in the first quarter when 13 percent said they would hire in January through March period, while 9 percent expected to cut staff , Manpower reported.
In addition to construction, other Knox area job sectors with the best employment opportunities include, durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation and utilities, wholesale and retail trade, financial activities, professional and business services, education and health services, leisure and hospitality and government, Manpower said.
Nationwide, 19 percent of employers surveyed plan to add jobs in the second quarter and 4 percent said they would cut staff.
Manpower surveyed more than 18,000 employers across the country for its second quarter report.

Survey: Knoxville hiring will be ‘brisk’ in 3Q

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Metropolitan Knoxville employers plan to add new jobs at a “brisk pace” in the third-quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

Twenty-three percent of local employers surveyed said they plan to add new jobs during the July through September period, compared to 6 percent who plan to cut staff for a net gain of 17 percent of employers who plan to add workers.

Seventy-one percent expect to maintain current employment levels, Manpower reported.

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Free job-search advice from Challeger, Gray

 
Job OpeningsJob seekers can get free job-search advice this holiday season from global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Challenger’s annual two-day job-search call-in is scheduled Dec. 27-28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

The telephone number is 312-422-5010.

The Chicago consulting firm will suspend regular operations during the call-in period “so that its staff of professional counselors can provide free job-search advice to callers from across the country,” the company said in a news release.

 

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Tenn. a top destination state for jobs

FedEx, Volkswagen and Nissan have helped make Tennessee one of the top destination states for jobs, CNBC reports.

012010vwdealers036.jpgTennessee ranks No. 7 with 141,845 people moving here for work during 2009-2010.

“Tennessee was one of only 15 states whose unemployment rate went down in 2009-2010. Of the 141,845 people who came into the state that year, many came from Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, all of whose unemployment rates had increased,” CNBC says.

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TVA makes Site Selection’s best utilities list

The Tennessee Valley Authority has again been named to Site Selection magazine’s annual list of the top utilities in economic development.TVA-BELLEFONTE(2).JPG

TVA is one of ten power companies on the 2012 list. Another ten companies received honorable mention.

The magazine credits Knoxville-based TVA for helping “garner $4.9 billion and 43,000 jobs for its region last year.”

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Survey: Knoxville 3Q employment outlook healthy

 

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Third quarter hiring in metropolitan Knoxville is expected to remain healthy, although it will slow from a strong second quarter pace, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook survey released Tuesday.

Twenty-one percent of Knoxville area employers surveyed said they would add jobs from July to September, while 6 percent said they planned to decrease staff. Seventy-one percent plan to maintain current staff levels.

In the second quarter survey, 25 percent of area employers said they planned to add workers, and 1 percent said they would cut jobs, making Knoxville’s spring “employment outlook the best in the nation,” Manpower reported.

 

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New grad job market improving, but still intense

Job OpeningsCompetition will be intense when new college grads hit the job market this spring, but their chances of landing a job are improving, says a report from outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Some 1.7 million graduates are about to start the grand post-college job hunt. As is usually the case, new grads who are flexible about relocating and those in hot job fields will fare best.

Fields with the best job prospects include: accounting and finance, engineering, computer science, sales and marketing, education, and health care and social services among, according to Challenger’s annual look at the new grad job market.

 

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Knoxville job market best in the nation

Job creation is looking up in Knoxville – way up. A new survey by Manpower Group says that Knoxville will have the strongest job market in the country in the second quarter.

Twenty-five percent of Knoxville employers surveyed said they will be adding jobs in the second quarter, up from 17 percent in the first quarter this year and 18 percent in the second quarter 2011.

Only 1 percent of the metro Knoxville business surveyed said they will be cutting jobs this spring.

“Among survey participants, the Knoxville, TN MSA employment outlook is the best in the nation,” Manpower said in a news release.

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Can you afford to retire?

 

Job OpeningsA new survey of workers close to traditional retirement age finds 57 percent plan to keep working after retiring from their current job.

 Eleven percent of the workers surveyed said they don’t expect to ever retire, according to the CareerBuilder survey released this month.

Finding a new job isn’t always easy for older workers who often find themselves overqualified. But the market for mature workers is improving, the survey found.

 

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Free job hunting advice Tuesday, Wednesday

Two days of free job-search advice for unemployed workers starts Tuesday.

Global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will hold its 26th annual national job-search call-in Tuesday and Wednesday (Dec. 27 and 28) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST on both days.

The phone number is 312-422-5010.

Job creation has shown some improvement in recent months, but millions of Americans are still out of work. Challenger will suspend normal operations for the next two days and make its counselors available to provide free job-search advice to callers.

Click here for more info on the Challenger’s call-in.