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Contract Jobs Are Here To Stay

Politics aside, 2017 has been a good year for the economy. Some might say it may be getting a bit overheated, but better that than dead cold. Jobs are up across most industries, and unemployment has declined. Black Friday set all sorts of records for spending, a sign that consumer confidence is high. Most importantly, there is a general sentiment that 2018 will also be a strong year. That will make everyone’s New Year happier. The light at the end of the tunnel is shining on us, at least momentarily. However, this is the “new economy” and just like with anything new, there will be growing pains.

Ryan mentioned in a past blogpost that contract jobs have become an integral part of the economy. It started out with companies needing to be flexible in their labor costs during difficult times. Now it has become the norm.  Companies continue to search for the right balance between permanent employees and contract workers, but even with an improving economy, Execuforce expects businesses to rely on contract workers for a higher percentage of their workforce than in the past. Read More >

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Invest in Your Business in Good Times and in Bad

“The hiring was awesome in July,” said Stephen Levy, director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. Nobody would ever use the “A” word lightly. Evidently confidence is running high right now in the Bay Area. Economic sentiment is so awesome, with job growth rising over the last three months, that many believe that any sort of meltdown can be put out of mind; at least in the near-term. Companies are rolling, but some companies may be rolling a bit more efficiently than others because they continued to invest in technology during the recession. These companies are in even better position now to take advantage of a booming economy. Read More >

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