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In a Tight Job Market, High School Grads Can Make Big Salaries

Career and Vocational Tech Training Can Propel Wages to Six Figures Welders, Plumbers, Technicians Across the country, high school students are making their final decisions about which college to attend in the fall. And millions of college seniors wonder if they will be able to find a job after graduation. At the same time, Express […]

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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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What’s the Key to a Successful Job Interview?

Express Experts Emphasize Non-Verbal Communication, Personality; Survey Finds 21% of Employers Look for Candidates who “Actively Listen and Ask Questions” The job interview begins the moment a candidate walks in the door, long before the first question is asked-according to David Robb, marketing director in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, Express Employment Professionals office. “One thing I […]

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The Results Are In: Most Effective Ways to Deal with Work-Related Stress

In honor of April being National Stress Awareness month in the U.S. and Canada, we asked our readers about the most effective ways they deal with work-related stress. More than 1,800 people participated in the poll and with 14% of the total vote, “set boundaries/leave work at the office” was the top choice, followed closely […]

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Question of the Month: What benefits – Not Including Health – Does Your Company Offer?

In a competitive job market, companies have to be more creative about how they attract and retain top talent. Differentiating your business from the competition through unique benefits and perks not only builds loyalty and engagement among your current workforce, but also helps attract job seekers with the right mix of skills and expertise your […]

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“Active Listening and Relevant Questions” Most Improve a Job Candidates’ Chances

In February, we asked our readers what most improves a candidate’s chances during a job interview, and with 21% of the votes, “actively listens and asks relevant questions” was the top choice. “Skills and experience/work history” was second with 18%, followed by “engaging personality/enthusiasm” with 15%. The rest of the results were as follows: Cultural […]

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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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Overnight Workers: Who Are They and Do They Prefer It?

33% of Businesses Have Nighttime Shifts; Experts Report Why People Seek Out Overnight Work While the world is sleeping, some businesses continue to run, powered by workers who often choose the overnight shift, as many say it allows them the flexibility to take care of their children or further their education. “The third shift is […]

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Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

Question of the Month: What Are the Most Effective Ways You Deal with Work-Related Stress?

According to the research from the American Psychological Association, the 61% of people say work is a common source of stress in their lives. This research may not surprise most workers, given how big a role jobs play in our lives. Although many companies recognize the need for stress awareness programs and take an active […]

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Infographic: Hiring Trends for First Quarter 2018

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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