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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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Question of the Month: What Most Improves a Candidate’s Chances During the Job Interview?

Question of the Month: What Most Improves a Candidate’s Chances During the Job Interview?

The job interview is an integral part of building a strong, engaged workforce. For both the interviewer and candidate, this can be a difficult process. Job candidates want to ensure they put their best foot forward and accurately represent their value to the company. And interviewers have to ensure they adequately assess not only the […]

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New White Paper from Express: Barriers Between People and Jobs

Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring some of the key barriers getting in the way of workers who want jobs. There are plenty of job openings. Yet so many people remain unemployed. With unemployment rates reaching new lows, headlines often hide the struggles of families who still feel like they’re down and […]

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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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The Results Are In: 81% of Businesses Expect Growth in 2018

There’s reason to be optimistic about the economic outlook for the new year. In December, we asked our readers about their business performance predictions for 2018, and according to the results, the vast majority of respondents predict growth in 2018! Of those who participated in the poll, 23% say they will see “exponential” growth and […]

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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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Survey: The Effects of the Corporate Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The United States Congress recently passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which included slashing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. As a result, many CEOs chose to pass on the expected tax savings to their employees in the form of a year-end bonus. Many of the bill’s supporters say this […]

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Question of the Month: What Type of Personal Professional Goals Did You Set for the New Year?

Question of the Month: What Type of Personal Professional Goals Did You Set for the New Year?

According to research from Statistic Brain, 41% of people usually make New Year’s Resolutions, with 44% of those goals focused on self-improvement. Sticking to those resolutions, however, is much easier said than done. Only about 38% of people in their twenties and 16% of people over the age of 50 will achieve them. For our […]

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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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Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some tips and insight into […]

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