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December 4, 2009  5:45 PM

November Employment Situation Finally Shows Some Positive Signs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment, IT employment trends, November 2009 Employment Situation Summary

It's the first Friday of the month, and as usual, that means the US Bureau of Labor Statistics has posted its Employment Situation Summary for the preceding month (November 2009, in this case). And finally, finally,...

November 9, 2009  2:57 PM

Do Temp Job Upswings Lead the Permanent Job Market?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, increase in temp jobs may lead employment recovery, IT employment, IT employment trends, October 2009 employment situation summary

Numerous observers of the employment scene (and the regular monthly US BLS Employment Situation Summary) noticed a potential ray of sunshine in last week's otherwise gloomy report — namely, an upswing of 34,000 temporary jobs. Some analysts view this kind of activity as a market predictor, which...


August 7, 2009  2:51 PM

The July 2009 Employment Situation Finally Posts



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT employment, IT employment indicators, IT employment situations, IT employment trends, July 2007 Employment Situation

The markets and their followers have been abuzz with anticipation of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation Summary for July 2009, which just hit the Web and the newswires at 8:30 AM EDT this morning....


May 9, 2009  2:37 PM

Good news/bad news on unemployment



Posted by: Ed Tittel
BLS April 2009 situation summary, IT career planning, IT careers, IT employment, IT employment trends, IT unemployment figures, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Yesterday's unemployment figures from the BLS and the most recent unemployment claims numbers tell a "good news/bad news" story about the job market. Actually it's really more of a "bad news/good news" tale, because the bad news is that unemployment has hit a 26-year high of 8.9 percent (the last...


April 29, 2009  4:03 PM

Some Faint Glimmers of Hope?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
coping with job loss, IT career planning, IT employment, IT employment indicators, IT employment trends, job seeking skills

Just over a month ago (March 23), I wrote a blog entitled "It's COLD out there/here." Therein I reported on my own attempts to find full-time, permanent employment by saying...


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