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Q2 2017 Global Talent Market Quarterly
World economic growth is projected to reach 3% in 2017, buoyed by a number of positive factors including: modest performances across North America, the Eurozone and many other key economies; the gradual emergence of Russia and Brazil from recession; and ongoing high growth in India and China. Despite the relatively favorable outlooks, geopolitical risks ranging from Brexit complications to potenti ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
The three sectors that have accounted for more than half of all U.S. hiring thus far in 2017 again led job growth in June: professional and business services (35,000), healthcare (36,500), and food and drinking establishments (29,300). Employment growth in the manufacturing sector was relatively flat (1,000), while hiring was up in the mining and construction sectors (7,900 and 16,000 respectively ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
Employers are looking for a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with business, engineering, and computer/IT majors in greatest demand. Beyond the diploma, many employers feel that new grads need to develop soft skills, such as interpersonal or people skills (50%) and problem-solving skills (45%). Still, there is some indication that new grads are becoming more ready for the workforce: while 2 ... Read More
Q2 2017 Global Talent Market Quarterly
A wide variety of indicators are pointing towards solid global economic expansion in 2017, with worldwide GDP growth expected to reach 3.0% (up from 2.5% in 2016). The recovery process in Brazil and Russia, strength in APAC, and modest growth in the US and Eurozone will offset impacts from slowdowns in the UK and China. As economic growth spurs healthy employment trends, labor markets around the w ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
Are robots going to make workers obsolete? Over the past several decades, many routine tasks have been taken over by automation, reducing or even eliminating the need for workers to perform them. And as innovation continues at a rapid-fire pace, enabling tools such as document-reading software and delivery drones, automation has again become a hot-button issue that is poised to affect occupations ... Read More
2017 Trends In Manufactoring
Engineers and technologists are using technology to their advantage for projects in a number of fields such as Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Automation and Robotics.Find out why•Additive is quickly being adopted for production applications•Manufacturing and process engineers are increasingly expected to be fluent Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)•Sustainability c ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
Although the headline job creation number was surprisingly low in March, the U.S. economy continues to generate jobs and draw workers into the labor force. With employment levels that are low and continuing to decline and gradually strengthening wage growth, the tight labor market conditions look set to persist. ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
The construction sector led job gains with 58,000 workers added to its payrolls, spurred by warmer-than-usual February temperatures. Employment in the professional and business services sector increased by 37,000, and manufacturing jobs were up 28,000. The education and healthcare sectors also showed healthy employment gains (29,000 and 27,000 respectively). Retail trade employment fell by 26,000 ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
Even though remote work options continue to gain ground, many employees still report to a physical workplace most days. New research suggests that where you work can affect how you work: new research suggests that workplaces that are healthier and more environmentally friendly can promote greater productivity, job performance, and overall well-being among employees. ... Read More
2017 US Market Monthly January
Healthcare led monthly payroll growth in December, with 43,000 workers added, roughly in line with the average monthly gain of 35,000 for 2016. Hiring in the professional and business services sector was sluggish in December (+15,000) as temporary help services employment ticked down (-15,500), but over the full year the professional and business services sector added 522,000 jobs. Employment in m ... Read More
Global Talent Market Q4
GLOBAL ECONOMIC & LABOR MARKET As 2016 draws to a close, global economic growth is projected to come in at a subdued 2.4% for the year, the fifth consecutive year below 3%. A slight acceleration to 2.8% is predicted for 2017 as growth in North America continues, South America and Russia see some recovery activity, and APAC markets remain relatively strong. A positive outlook for global labor marke ... Read More
December 2016 US Talent Market Monthly
Just when we are getting a clearer picture of the Millennials—that tech-savvy group of twenty- and thirty-somethings that value things like flat management structures, flexible work styles, and socially relevant jobs—employers need to get ready for a new generation to enter the workforce. ... Read More
2016 KGWI Scientific Talent Infographic
An employer that offers opportunities to work on innovative projects and exposure to cutting-edge technologies is attractive to a growing number of scientific professionals. More and more, scientific professionals are focused on keeping skills current and having opportunities to sharpen and demonstrate those skills.   ... Read More
KGWI Engineering Talent
In this age of uncertainty, workers in the U.S. are more concerned about remaining employable by having up-to-date skills than they are with losing their current job. Those you employ—especially professional/technical (PT) talent—maybe harder to retain if they don’t have opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their skill sets at work. ... Read More
US Talent Market Monthly 180x180
U.S. employers continued their slow and steady hiring pace in October, adding 161,000 workers to their payrolls, slightly less than consensus expectations. Employment gains from September were revised up by 35,000, and August’s employment change was also revised upward, by 9,000 jobs. Through the first ten months of 2016, the U.S. economy has added 1.8 million jobs, compared tojust under 2.2 milli ... Read More
Eng 2016 Trends_180x180
What trends can engineering managers expect to see through 2016? While details may vary between specific industry verticals, a number of key issues will remain important, and possibly increase in significance throughout most industry segments.Kelly® is pleased to provide this brief outlook on significant workforce trends that are expected to impact talent in the engineering industry for 2016. Thro ... Read More

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