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Job Insights for the Second Quarter of 2018

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their […]

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Employee Drug Testing: Is It Time for a Change?

New Survey: 65% of Businesses Have Applicants Who Fail Drug Tests; Tight Labor Market Leads Some to Rethink Practices With unemployment falling and the demand for workers rising, employers have had to rethink recruiting and hiring practices to find the talent they need to grow their businesses. As a result, some employers are overhauling their drug testing […]

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Infographic: What Not to Eat Before a Presentation

It’s normal to feel a few butterflies in the stomach before speaking in front of a live audience. In addition to taking a few deep breaths and giving yourself a pep talk in the mirror, what you eat before a big presentation can go a long way toward calming your nerves and preparing you for the big show! Check out […]

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The Hottest Job Markets in America: Where Are They?

Texas, California, Illinois, and Ohio Top the List; Express Experts Report Tight Labor Market, Predict Rising Wages Kelly Carpenter, an Express Employment Professionals franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, has never seen a time like this. “What we are experiencing is different from any other year,” she said, talking about the high number of job openings […]

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Businesses Offer Wage Outlook: 41% Expect Raises

The wage outlook for the first quarter of 2018 is encouraging, according to a survey of businesses fielded by Express in December 2017. Respondents were asked, “Over the next three months, do you expect wages at your company to increase, decrease, or stay the same?” Forty-one percent said “increase,” 58% said “stay the same,” and […]

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Infographic: 2018 Small Business Checklist

From accounting to marketing to customer service, small business owners wear many hats,  so it’s important to focus your efforts on the most important tasks that help move the bottom line. Check out this infographic from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an association of more than 325,000 business owners, for some great insight […]

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Job Insights for First Quarter 2018 Show Optimism for the New Year

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring trends for businesses across a wide range of industries. Express surveyed business owners, decision makers, and human resource professionals about the overall national hiring trends in their markets […]

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New Survey: It’s Getting Even Harder to Fill Jobs

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, says it’s getting harder to fill jobs in his area. Unemployment is hitting new lows, meaning fewer workers are available. “Right now, we are trying to recruit employees into the area from outside,” he said. Ashcraft is not alone. Curt Allison, who runs an […]

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New Survey Shows Expectations for Job Market Stability

Anne Woods, an Express franchise owner in Covina and Santa Fe Springs, California, notes that the local employment market is holding steady. “The market is not changing either way,” she said. “All economic indicators remain positive.” However, Reid Bates, who owns Express offices in the Washington cities of Olympia, Aberdeen and Centralia, said the market […]

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Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List for U.S. Employees

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off-and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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