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In a Hot U.S. Job Market, Why Are Some Still Unemployed?

Wages Are Up, But Many Still Rely on Government Assistance; Express Experts Cite Transportation, Childcare, Healthcare as Key Barriers Wages are on the rise with major employers announcing higher starting wages, but for some Americans, that’s not enough to join the workforce or work more hours. Express Employment Professionals franchise owners report that many Americans who rely on government […]

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AMERICA EMPLOYED: Giving Up and Holding Out

The Plight of the Unemployed in America Today: 42% Say They’ve Given Up Looking for Work-Significantly Higher than 2017. New Survey Shows They’re Holding Out for $60,428 Average Income. If you’re unemployed in America today, chances are you have either given up looking for work, or you’re holding out, waiting for the perfect job to […]

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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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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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New Survey: How Many Job Applicants Fail Drug Tests?

At Least One-in-Twenty Applicants Fail Test at 23% of Businesses; 35% of Businesses Say Zero Applicants Fail In a low-unemployment era in which businesses are searching for qualified workers, Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how many job applicants fail drug tests. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked, “What percentage of […]

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Businesses Warn $15 Minimum Wage Means Higher Prices, Lost Jobs

New Survey Highlights Real Consequences of Wage Policies; One-Third Would Raise Prices; 3 Percent Would Shut Down  Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how businesses would react to a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked, “What action(s) would you take if minimum wage increased […]

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New Survey: Why Don’t Job Applicants Accept Offers?

Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the reasons applicants do not accept jobs and the reasons employees leave their jobs. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop applicants from accepting a job at your company?” They were also asked, “What hurdles cause employees to leave a job?” […]

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Survey Reveals Top Reasons Jobs Go Unfilled

Businesses Say Many Applicants Lack Experience; 29% Cite Lack of Applicants Express Employment Professionals recently released new survey results revealing the primary reasons jobs are left unfilled. In a survey of 1,951 businesses, respondents were asked, “What is the primary reason that your open jobs are not filled?” “Lack of experience” topped the list as […]

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