Job creation is showing some improvement, but millions of Americans are still out of work. To help job seekers find work, the global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. will again offer free job-search advice to unemployed workers.
The firm’s 26th annual national job-search call-in will be held Dec. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.
Government regulations are an easy target for politicians, especially those on the fringe who never let the facts get in the way of a good harangue.
Despite what some pols would have us believe, government regulations can be good for businesses and their customers, says a report from the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen.
The report – Regulation: The Unsung Hero in American Innovation – examines five regulations that resulted in good things for the economy despite being originally attacked by both politicians and industry.
When it came to boosting the economy, the Tennessee Valley Authority was one of best utilities in North America in fiscal 2010, according to Site Selection magazine.
Knoxville-based TVA is one of ten utility companies included on the annual “Top Utilities in Economic Development” list published in the magazine’s September issue.
The magazine cited TVA for providing services, incentives and financial assistance that “helped companies invest $4.3 billion in economic development projects and attract or retain 41,000 jobs across the region in fiscal year 2010 …”
The pace of job creation has slowed considerably the last couple of months and experts are divided on whether job creation will speed up in the second half of 2011.
However, some job sectors are doing quite well, according to a Wall Street Journal report published today. Overall, the private sector has added 1.7 million new jobs in the past 12 months, the report says.
Computer systems, restaurants and fabricated metals are among the sectors hiring workers. Sectors shedding the most jobs in the last year include government, construction and telecommunications.
Job prospects for new college graduates are the best they’ve been in years, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. says in a report released today.
Competition for entry-level positions will be tough, but companies are hiring again.
“Entry-level hiring has not returned to pre-recession levels, but this year’s graduates should find markedly improved job-search conditions. Colleges and universities around the country are reporting increased on-campus recruiting and surveys of employers indicate more graduate hiring, as companies rebuild their bench-strength after massive layoffs during the downturn,” Challenger, Gray CEO John A. Challenger said in a news release.
Many of the top companies in the country plan to increase capital spending and create jobs in the coming months, according to the most recent Business Roundtable’s First Quarter CEO Economic Outlook Survey.
Roundtable CEOs expect the gross domestic product to grow 2.9 percent this year, up from the 2.5 percent expected in the fourth quarter last year, the business group said in a statement released Wednesday.