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February 2016 Jobs Report: Growth Continues, but Declines

An employment summary based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) February 2016 monthly jobs report. National Employment Figures There is still job growth, but it’s slipping. In January 2016, nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000, less growth than recent months (it was 292,000 in December 2015). Specifically, for “financial activities,” employment climbed by 18,000 jobs in January 2016. Even though job growth has slowed, it was still stout enough to drive the unemployment rate down. We’ve been hovering right above 5.

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Accountants, They’re Just like Us

Believe it or not, accountants, despite being the Superstars of Statutes, the Icons of Internal Revenue Code and the Crusaders of Credits and Debits, are just like anyone else. They wake up in the morning, put their pants on one leg at a time and sit in traffic during their morning commutes to do what many people wouldn’t want to do in a million years… but, hey, someone’s gotta do it!

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: May 2015

April brought 223,000 new jobs to the economy while the unemployment rate remains at 5.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.   Jobs market trends incrementally upward Professional and business services increased with 62,000 jobs in April. Over the previous 3 months, job gains averaged 35,000 each month. After very little change in March,  services to buildings and dwellings added 16,000 jobs in April.

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From Temp To Full-Time Leader to Part of the Company’s Succession Plan

Regardless of a company’s size, industry or stage in the business life cycle, leaders must assess their workforce, identify leadership candidates and form a detailed succession plan. This means hiring the right employees and managing them in a way that promotes advancement and growth. Let’s discuss succession planning a bit more, how to conduce employee growth and explore two case studies.

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Accounting and Finance Jobs Report: December 2014

Total number of U.S. jobs grew by 321,000 in November, and unemployment rate is unchanged at 5.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In November, the unemployment rate held at 5.8 percent, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 9.1 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.2 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.

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Quiz: Are You Current With Succession Planning Best Practices?

If you consider yourself a CAO, CFO or business leader, you have probably considered succession planning or may even have a strategy in place. Adhering to best practices in succession planning helps to ensure that your company keeps running smoothly even after you, or members of your leadership team, retire or move on to other opportunities. But realistically, how much do you know about the process, and what more do you need to learn?

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Finance And Accounting Jobs Report: July 2014

Jobs Report Summary For The Finance and Accounting Industry. Based on the BLS report with June 2014 data.   The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released that June added 288,000 jobs to the workforce, which is a substantial increase to what economists predicted. The unemployment rate dropped from a 6.3% to a 6.1%, the lowest it’s been since September 2008. Over the past five months, the economy has added over 200,000 jobs month over month.

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