Entries by Matthew Bennett

October 2019 JOLTS Report

The numbers are in, and the latest JOLTS Report shows that the labor market is still holding strong. On the last business day of August 2019, there was little change from the previous month, with a total of 7.1 million job openings. Additionally, the number of hires throughout the month was consistent (5.8 million). However, the […]

October 2019 Anniversaries and September New Hires

October 2019 Anniversaries Congratulations to all of our employees with October anniversaries. We appreciate your dedication to JSG and all of your hard work. Please join us in celebrating our tenured staff! Atlanta, GA John Orr – 5 years Chris Yates – 2 years DeLisa Chambers – 1 year Gloria Moreno Ortiz – 1 year […]

September Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Hits 50-Year Low

Last month, the unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent, the lowest it has been since December 1969. That’s a 0.2 percent decline from the previous month. It’s also the 19th month in a row that the unemployment rate was at or below 4 percent. Additionally, employers throughout September added 136,000 jobs, short of economists’ predictions of […]

The Top Soft Skills You Need on Your Resume

There’s been a lot of buzz about soft skills over the last couple of years. Employers are starting to pay more attention to them as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find strong candidates in today’s market. Candidates with some of the hard skills hiring managers are looking for may not be available in this tight […]

September 2019 JOLTS Report

The results are in, and the latest JOLTS Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the labor market is still standing strong. The number of job openings showed little change on the last business day of July 2019, with 7.22 million job openings. However, one thing to notice was the significant jump in the number […]

August 2019 Jobs Report: 130,000 Jobs Added

For the third month in a row, the unemployment rate remained 3.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the 18th straight month of the unemployment rate being at or below 4 percent. Moreover, the employment of nonfarm payrolls rose by 130,000, short of economists’ predictions of 150,000. Despite missing expectations, job growth has […]

Financial Services Trends: 4th Quarter and Beyond

The financial services sector is a delicate market. Many factors affect and alter interest rates, regulations, and compliances. On the one hand, there is a lot of talk going around online that the labor market has never been stronger. On the other hand, some economists fear a looming recession in the United States. Although there […]

The Meaning of Labor Day

For most of us, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. It’s the last hoorah for summertime fun at the lake and the final holiday weekend until Thanksgiving. While most of us look forward to this three-day weekend, Labor Day is actually a holiday with deep historical significance. As a leader in the Staffing […]

How to Dress for Your Next Interview

The market is hot, and if you’re included in the over 30% of American workers that are seriously considering leaving their jobs, you may have an upcoming interview. But what should you wear to your interview? Well, that depends! Different employers, industries, and departments have specific expectations on what you should wear. Here is a […]

Professional Services Industry Trends: 2019 and Beyond

The Professional Service market has been heating up over the last few years. Last month alone, for example, the Professional Services sector added 31,000 jobs. And over the previous 12 months, the industry gained over 300,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, the Professional Industries sector was the largest employer in […]