Workforce Weekly: Week 29
Let’s Talk Employment
- According to CareerBuilder’s new mid-year 2016 US job forecast, 32% of hiring managers and human resource professionals plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the second half of 2016, down slightly from the 34% who said the same in a separate survey for the second half of last year.
- According to a quarterly skills index released by Upwork, user experience design and ASP development rank among the fastest-growing, in-demand skills in the US online jobs market.
- The National Labor Relations Board decided 3-1 that employees directly employed by a company and contingent workers employed by a staffing firm do not need permission from both employers in order to organize as long as the workers share a “community of interest with one another.”
Give Me the Numbers
What Else Did I Miss?
- According to the American Staffing Association, Economists surveyed in July projected GDP in 3Q 2016 will increase 2.4%.
- US private-sector employment rose by 172,000 jobs in June from May, according to the ADP national employment report. Average monthly job creation has edged down since the start of the year and the number of goods-producing jobs fell by 36,000, while service-providing jobs rose by 208,000.
- The Conference Board’s measure of CEO confidence rose to a level of 53, up from 47 in the first quarter of 2016. A reading of more than 50 reflects more positive than negative responses.