Job Outage with Power Outage?

We are Berman Larson Kane experienced a decrease in new search assignments over the past two weeks. As these hot days of summer slow everything down the pace of job creation appears to be joining the weather, slowing down with the heat.

The Labor Department said US employers added just 113,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls during July, in the fourth straight month of weak gains in hiring. Job creation in prior months was revised upward but remained tepid. Payrolls grew by just 124,000 jobs in June and 100,000 in May; earlier estimates pegged the increases at 121,000 and 92,000, respectively. Other jobs indicators showed weakness, too. The unemployment rate, which the Labor Department tabulates from a poll of households separate from the sampling of large employers used to calculate payrolls, jumped to 4.8% from 4.6%. While a 4.8% jobless rate is low in historical terms, the rise was jarring all the same, as it was the largest upward move in the rate since October 2001.

However we at Berman Larson Kane remain optimistic for job creation for the remainder of the year. Several of our clients are experiencing double digit order growth and plan to add additional staff during the 4th quarter. We are also looking at an increase in contract and temp assignments which usually points to a raise in direct hires on the horizon.

So if you are looking for employment our prediction is that road ahead will continue to ease the journey. Careers in Accounting and Finance remain hot, Information Technologies continues to improve, Human Resource remains steady and the need for additional and better sales professional is a constant.