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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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2017 Hiring Trends Show Signs of Optimism—and Challenges—ahead of the New Year

To provide 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. Results from the 2017 fourth quarter Job Insights survey, as well as trends noted across all four quarters this year, paint […]

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Women Leaders Share Strategies for Overcoming Challenges and Attitudes

Celia Smith knows what it’s like for a woman to chart her own path in male-dominated industries. Before she opened her own network of Express Employment Professionals offices in Tennessee, she spent several years in the military and then worked at aerospace company Lockheed Martin. “If you go in there and have the skillset and […]

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Canada’s Veterans Bring Important Skill Sets to the Workforce

Remembrance Day is November 11 – help us recognize the important qualities they bring to the Canadian workforce. As always, Remembrance Day is an important day to pause and consider the sacrifice and honour of those who have served this great country. But it is also an opportunity to consider what military service means to […]

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America’s Veterans Bring Strong Work Ethic, Diverse Experience to the Workforce

Veteran’s Day is November 11 – help us recognize the important qualities they bring to the American workforce. Orin Rovito is one of the most sought-after Express Employment Professionals associates in Sacramento, California. According to Savannah Schaefer, an Express office manager who helps connect job seekers with work, it’s hard to beat Orin’s work ethic, […]

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