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6 Things to Consider About a Job Offer

Finding a new job can be hard work. Candidates live and breathe the deliberate grind of a job search. It can often take months of research, networking and self-marketing activities to find the right opportunity. Then comes the actual hiring cycle. This will take an average of nearly 43 days, according to an Accounting Principals-Google Consumer Survey of professionals across industries. That’s almost two full weeks longer than job-seekers think the process should take.

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The Economy Lost 33,000 Jobs in September

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: For the first time in seven years, U.S. Employment took a dip in September. Nonfarm payroll decreased by 33,000 last month, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Situation Report. This payroll drop is the first since September of 2010. Amid the damage caused by the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, displaced worker were left temporarily unemployed. Restaurants alone lost 105,000 positions to layoffs as a result of damage to the establishments.

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10 Top Accounting and Finance Jobs for 2018

Over the past couple of years, the economy has finally started to come back into full swing. The unemployment rate has been trending down – currently hovering at, or just below, 4.5 percent. The amount of jobs added to the economy each month has also been on the rise. In fact, the job market has returned to being a candidate’s market, with employers competing for the best talent.

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Snapshot of a Tight Accounting & Finance Labor Market

It’s a good time to be an accounting and finance professional. Unemployment is low, and talent is in high demand. Here’s a look at what’s behind the tight labor market and what it means for employers and job candidates. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its Current Employment Statistics Highlights for August of 2017 showing jobs in financial activities and professional and business services (the sector that includes accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services) continue to trend up.

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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is relatively low at just 4.4 percent as of August 2017, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is less than half that. This means more employers are having trouble filling job openings. There is also more competition to hold on to the talent they already have.

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156,000 jobs added in August

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its August jobs report on Friday morning, providing the most updated snapshot of the American economy. The August jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 156,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4 percent from 4.3 percent, and is expected to drop further in the coming months. The largest employment increases in August occurred in manufacturing, construction, professional and technical services, health care and mining.

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SPOTLIGHT: Baby Boomers in the Workforce

Baby Boomers have had an enormous impact on the workforce, and even though they are reaching traditional retirement age at the rate of about 10,000 per day, don’t expect their presence to end anytime soon. Boomers still make up a large segment of the population, and many of them are managers and business owners. So let’s shine the spotlight on Baby Boomers in the workforce. Baby Boomer statistics Baby Boomers represent the 75 million people born between 1946 and 1964.

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What You Need to Know About Gen Z

We’ve been hearing about Millennials (born 1980-1995) for years now. They are already the majority of our workforce, and will account for 75 percent of it by 2030. Millennials sometimes get a bad rap. They’re often type cast as entitled and accused of job hopping. However, as they’re getting older and settling into their careers, their behavior is becoming more understood. Millennials, watched their Baby Boomer parents put work over their personal lives, and they are not willing to make that example.

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Optimizing Success in a Generational Diverse Workplace

With Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Gen Z all working together under one roof, understanding how to motivate each generation is key. In our white paper, Generation Optimization, we dig into generational diversity in the workplace. We outline each generation to find out how to attract them to your organization, keep them there and motivate them to do their best work. Baby Boomers Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are the first generation to attend college, with 27 percent of them earning degrees.

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209,000 jobs added in July

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The Labor Department released its July hiring and unemployment figures on Friday morning, providing the latest snapshot of the American economy. The July jobs report showed an increase in total nonfarm employment by 209,000 jobs. The unemployment rate decreased slightly to 4.3 percent, continuing to hover at a 16-year low. The June jobs report was also revised up by 9,000 jobs to 231,000.

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