From Our Blog:
Graduation season is upon us and the class of 2015 seem more prepared than ever. According to a recent study by Accenture Strategy 2015 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study, grads have been receptive to the growing need for STEM degrees.
We’re seeing more students taking their long-term careers more seriously and investing in their future. They are preparing themselves for the “real world” by pursuing internships, training opportunities and higher education. The issue that grads are grappling with is underemployment and low salaries. Which is why we are seeing more fresh and eager talent head towards the flashier startup companies. ... read more
With growing concerns around high-profile security breaches and data loss, there has been a high alert for safe guards. Jobs in IT security are becoming even more desired and specialists in this field earning potential has jumped.
These specialists jobs are in high demand and offering high pay as large corporations are willing to spend more to ensure they have the proper security and skillful staff. According to Jason Berkowitz, Vice President of Client Services for Seven Step RPO, “A number of our clients have really ramped up their hiring in security because of concerns around these issues. They're investing heavily in the talent with the skills and experience to protect against these threats.”... read more
With the city of Los Angeles raising its minimum wage, many are worried how this may impact a business' bottom line. Los Angeles isn't the first city to raise the minimum wage. We've already seen cities like San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle approve increases and dozens more are considering doing the same.
With wages increasing, companies are going to have to come up with creative ways to retain attrition and manage hiring. Many companies will have to take an internal look at their recruiting tactics as they are feeling pressure to increase their internal wages for entry level positions. ... read more
Graduation season is upon us and many graduates are beginning to prep for the “real world.” Looking for your first job is overwhelming and can be quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you possess the sought after skills in your desired field then grabbing your first job should not be as overwhelming as anticipated. What is most important is that you decide if the job is a fit for yourself. ... read more
Volvo Car Corp later this year will break ground on a $500 million factory in the U.S. and this deal could lead to 4,000 direct jobs in South Carolina, where unemployment is falling but remains higher than national rates. In recent years, we have seen the automotive industry be a front runner in increasing jobs nationally and internationally. Volvo’s expansion is one of the many corporations that has contributed to job growth in the U.S.
The South is becoming a popular destination for automotive investment and has the potential to compete with the “magnet” factory areas like Mexico. According to Paul Harty, president of the Boston-based recruitment firm Seven Step RPO, “There is a war for manufacturing talent and the South sells well.” ... read more