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98,000 jobs added to the Economy in March

The latest From the BLS Employment Report: The third jobs report of 2017 showed that the economy continues to trend positively. The Labor Department reports that 98,000 jobs were added in March. The unemployment rate dropped to noticeable 4.5 percent, down .2 percent from last month. The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for January was revised down from 238,000 to 216,000. The numbers for February were revised down from 235,000 to 219,000. With these revisions, employment gains in January and February combined were 38,000 less than previously reported.

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Closing the Pay Gap

Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This day originated with the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996. April 4th symbolizes how far into the new year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. In the U.S., women earn around 80 cents for every dollar men make, though results vary when you break them down by industry and other factors. But no matter how you run the numbers, the pay gap in finance is one of the widest.

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Two Things to Remember About Your LinkedIn Brand

Build your network and make yourself discoverable with LinkedIn. Your online brand is an essential indicator of who you are as a job candidate (and as an accounting and finance professional). Make sure your LinkedIn brand accurately conveys your strengths, experience, and professional skills. Check out the video below to optimize your LinkedIn profile to best support your job hunt and career aspirations. Get involved. Don’t be stagnant on LinkedIn. Link up with finance and accounting groups, engage with your peers, and interact with content.

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

When you make a hiring decision, after weeks of interviewing and on boarding, and that employee leaves the company, it effects your bottom line. Making a bad hiring decision might seem like a temporary setback, but oftentimes, it can impede growth and effect culture longterm. So, what, we ask, is the overall cost of a bad hire?

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235,000 Jobs Added in February

The Latest From the BLS Employment Report: The second jobs report of 2017 showed that the economy continues to trend positively. The Labor Department reports that 235,000 jobs were added in February. The unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, down .2 percent year-over-year. The actual number of jobs added far exceeded the predicted number of 190,000, and as a result, there is an increased likelihood of a rate increase by the Fed when they meet next week.

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The Key to Fixing the Economy: Hire More Women!

It’s no surprise that there is a serious lack of women working in finance. A walk down Wall Street will confirm that when it comes to finance, men dominate the industry. After the recession in 2008, top researchers wanted to understand what happened and how best to stop another crisis from happening. The answer is simple – hire more women. Finance and investing is based on risk and reward. It’s a delicate balance. It’s important to maximize reward all while keeping risk tolerable.

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