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Chicago Employment

Employers Add 200,000+ Jobs 15 out of last 16 months: Open-ended Interview Questions Can Help!

The Labor Department reported Thursday morning that U.S. employers added 223,000 new employees to their payrolls in June. This was the 15th out of the last 16 months that they have added at least 200,000 net new jobs. As a result, the unemployment rate fell to 5.3%, which is its … Read More


Women and Minority Hiring Makes Good Business Sense!

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According to last week’s figures from the Labor Department, fewer people sought unemployment benefits. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000. Additionally, the four-week average of jobless claims fell 7,750 to 297,000. Furthermore, over the past 12 months, that average has tumbled about 7 … Read More


Motorola Employees Reactions to Lenovo’s Takeover

As you probably know by now, Motorola was recently sold off to Lenovo. This Chicagoland brand was born and bred here. Now it is likely that all the key R&D, scientific, engineering, IT and technical jobs will be lost to Asia in the near future.

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Real Reason Google Bought Motorola: R&D

Strategic Search Corporation are specialists in technical recruiting and engineering recruiting.In my article at http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/where-will-the-motorola-engineers-go I shared that Google was dumping the Chicagoland landmark of Motorola for only $2.9 Billion to Lenovo!
Furthermore, a similar article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/02/10/how-google-used-motorola-to-smack-down-samsung-twice/ referenced the same information. This whole sega left a bad taste in Chicagoland area inhabitant's mouths especially since Motorola was both:
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Hiring Picking Up Steam: TIME FOR TALENT AUDIT!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, 204,000 new jobs were created last month. This totals 1,053,000 created over the last six months! Combined with both: a) yesterday’s Commerce Department report that Gross Domestic Production (GDP) rose an unexpectedly high 2.8% in the 3rd quarter, which marked … Read More


Government Shutdown, No Jobs Numbers; Think Small

With the Washington shutdown, there are no BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) jobs numbers today as planned. Furthermore, all eyes are fixated on BIG government. However, history demonstrates that neither federal, nor state, nor local governments are efficient jobs creators. Furthermore, big companies have been net losers of jobs over … Read More


Two Reports: Hiring Gaining Strength: Go Lean!

According to both: 1) today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report and 2) yesterday’s Institute for Supply Management (ISM) data, hiring, especially in manufacturing and technology, is picking up steam.

BLS said today that U.S. payrolls grew by 162,000 last month and the unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage … Read More


Hiring Picking Up: SHARPEN INTERVIEWING SKILLS!

According to today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report, 195,000 jobs were created in June, which is a sign of solid improvements in the labor market. Added to last month’s BLS figures, 370,000 new jobs have been created during the last two months! Furthermore, anecdotally, I have noticed that many … Read More


Hiring Picking Up Steam: Need A TALENT AUDIT!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 340,000 new jobs have been created during the last two months. Furthermore, anecdotally, I have noticed that many of our clients have significantly ramped up hiring in the last few months (especially technical employees such as engineers and IT professionals). … Read More


Two Conflicting Jobs Reports In Three Days: HIRING HAS GRINDED TO A HALT!

How strong is the jobs market? On Wednesday, payroll-processing firm ADP reported that last month was the weakest private sector hiring month since last September with only 119,000 jobs created. However, today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said that the U.S. economy added 165,000 jobs last month, more than … Read More