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Express Releases Inaugural Compensation Report for U.S. and Canada

Express Employment Professionals recently released its inaugural compensation report for the United States and Canada, highlighting average national wages for light industrial, office services, skilled trades, and professional jobs. Compensation data provided in the report includes jobs such as food servers, marketing managers, landscapers, executive assistants, medical transcriptionists, construction managers, and several types of machinists, among several others. […]

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Between Blue and White Collar: The Grey Collar Workforce

Who They are, What They Do, and Why it Matters to the American Economy As automation creeps into facets of our everyday lives from grocery delivery to one-day shipping for online shopping, workers are facing a new decade alongside technology designed to make businesses more efficient than ever before. While some jobs will become obsolete, […]

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America Employed: How Welfare Still Discourages Work—And Why That Must Change

Experts in the Field See Need for Reform; One Problem a Strong Economy Hasn’t Solved After nine straight months of an unemployment rate below 4%, many assume that everyone who wants a job has one. But as Express Employment Professionals sees on a regular basis, there are still many Americans who would like to work but […]

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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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