Houma-Thibodaux lost 2,900 jobs over the 12 months ending July 31, including 100 last month alone, new figures show. The area, comprised of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, lost more jobs than any Louisiana metro area except Shreveport, which was down 3,100 over the year, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. The area continues to struggle from a Gulf of Mexico oil bust that started in mid-2014. Since then, more than 25,000 fewer people have jobs locally, state figures show, a loss of more than one of every four. The U.S. industry has rebounded along with oil prices, but job growth has been limited mostly to inland shale fields, where drilling
A healthy workplace complements by supporting the health and wellbeing of employees. Public health strategies place increasing emphasis on opportunities to promote healthy behaviours within the workplace setting. Productivity at work can get greatly affected by your physical and mental health. Many people suffer symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, and confused thinking, which influence them in all areas of life including work. Wellness programmes are linked to greater productivity, less absenteeism, and a reduction of long-term health care costs. Offer your employees healthy meal and snack options that help fuel their performance while also meeting their nutritional needs. Review the cafeteria
Don't just look at a single number when deciding whether to accept a new position.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The state unemployment rate reported for July at 4% marked the first time in 18 years that Ohio has had consecutive months of unemployment rates of 4% or below. The last time rates were this low for consecutive months, the string lasted nearly a year - with Ohio unemployment rates ranging from 3.7% to 4% from August 2000 through June 2001. The rate of 4% reported Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is considered preliminary, so it could be adjusted later. But, as it stands, June and July marked the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Ohio since June 2001. The rate was as low as 3.7% in January and February 2001. Following the recession of 2007-2009, Ohio's
Maiden Marc Associates are currently working with an Executive Search firm specialising in the senior level Finance and Change space. Working on 'C-Suite/Board-level' roles into FTSE 250 companies, their client base includes the likes of Burberry, John Lewis, Virgin, EE, B-Sky-B and other leading, brand aware businesses in the Finance, Commerce, Media and Consumer sectors. Following the exceptional success since their launch six years ago, they are currently looking to add three new members to the current team of 20. Dependant on profiles, these will either be professionally polished, driven, bright and engaging Graduates or Second-Jobber/Consultants looking to take the next step in their career.
“Unpaid internships aren't morally defensible.” – Derek Thompson. As a faculty member in a business school, I often get requests from hiring managers or business owners to refer students for internships. Here's one I received recently (individual's name and organization withheld): “…we are going to implement a digital marketing strategy soon. I would like to get an intern to help us with the effort. Should I be contacting the career center, or is there another way to post the opening. This will be an unpaid position for about 10-15 hours per week at first, then we will re-evaluate our needs for next year.” Essentially, the individual wanted a graduate business student, someone well-versed
VA whistleblower Brandon Coleman, who has been doing outreach for Trump's VA whistleblower protection office, says the work environment is "toxic."
The labor shortage in America is forcing companies in every industry to reassess how they identify, attract, and keep top talent. A 2017 PwC survey of CEOs found that most viewed a lack of skilled workers as the primary threat to their business, and in 2019, hiring and retaining smart, capable people remains the chief internal concern of the entire executive suite, according to a global Conference Board survey. For many leaders in the tech industry, this concern has transformed into overwhelming anxiety as the talent gap continues to widen. When it comes to hiring in the modern business world, and particularly in the world of tech, speed wins. Yet the North American IT industry is home to some
Hastily exiting your career before the time is right can have a lasting negative impact on your retirement. Apprehensive workers unsure if it's time to retire can benefit from one more year of work. If ...
The Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey has downplayed claims that the governing New Patriotic Party is cooking its own figures on the number of jobs it has created since it assumed office. The Deputy Ranking Member of Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprise Committee of Parliament, Richard Quashigah has said the government's data on jobs and unemployment is incoherent.
Rather than relying on exit interviews and their comparisons to occasional employee surveys to determine engagement, organizations can turn instead to big data and advanced analytics to identify those workers at greatest risk of quitting. A new Harvard Business Review article outlines how applying machine learning algorithms to turnover data and employee information can provide a much more accurate picture of workplace satisfaction. This measure of "turnover propensity" comprised two main indicators: turnover shocks, which are organizational and personal events that cause workers to reconsider their jobs, and job embeddedness, which describes an employee's social ties in their workplace and interest
"You have to view it as a marketing document," says Amanda Augustine, a career expert at the resume writing service TopResume. To set the stage for this professional document, you must include a resume objective or similar statement at the top. Consider the following expert tips and strategies for writing a strong personal statement and effective resume objective.