New Jersey Staffing Meeting

Today I attended the New Jersey Staffing Alliances annual all day planning meeting. The NJSA is the trade association representing the 1100 staffing firms in the state. This volunteer board of directors were in ( I am pleased to report) a very up beat mood. With the majority seeing a increase in hiring for the 2005.

This is really a dedicated group of staffing volunteers that are committed to making the recruiting industry better for both the job seeker and the hiring firm. This organization has assisted BLK over the years.

Things that were decided included a external news release that will keep job seekers and hiring managers updated on the data reporting the status of hiring trends, and the planning of numerous educational programs that will keep certified staffing professionals current with their CEU’s or continuing educational units.

I must say that this is a great group to be associated with, and I know that all those in need of staffing services should choose a NJSA member firm when considering whom to do business with…One of my duties is to establish a committee of EX-NJSA presidents to share some of their experiences with the current group.

Election Reflections on Employment

Now that Bush has been elected to a second term, as a firm and person who earns his living on job creation, I really hope that this second term will create jobs here in the US.

The past few years have been really rough not only on our firm, but for many of our long term clients. Many have taken either drastic pay cuts or continue to be either under employed or unemployed. As a professional, this ecomony has serverly limited my abiltiy to secure employment and interviews for this large segment of the populaation.

Our BLK clients continue to seek bargains, and for the first time in my 27 years in the employment field have I witnessed wage deflation. Never before have I seen so many earn less then the year before as they seek new employment.

Well, now that Bush has secured another term, I hope that his programs and policies will begin to create new jobs and better opportunities for all. Here at Berman Larson Kane we have seen a small increase in orders, but nothing to brag about….and I hope that this is the beginning of the creation of new and better jobs for all. I will keep each of you posted as the remainder of the year unfolds.