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U.S. economy adds more than expected 235,000 jobs in February,

The labor market is almost near full employment, wages are increasing due to an contraction in available employees and the unemployment rate is at 4.7%.

In fact, all sectors of the economy, with the exception of retail and utilities, expanded payrolls in February. Manufacturing employment increased 28,000, the largest increase since August 2013, as rising oil prices fan demand for machinery.

Construction payrolls surged 58,000, the biggest gain since March 2007, boosted by warmer weather.

Retail sector employment fell 26,000 after a gain of 39,900 jobs in January. Retailers including J.C. Penney Co Inc (JCP.N) and Macy’s Inc (M.N) have announced thousands of layoffs as they shift toward online sales and scale back on brick-and-mortar operations.

The labor market continues to offer hope in this time of political uncertainty, here’s hoping these positive results continue!

January Jobs Report

The US economy added 227,000 jobs in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, above economists’ expectations of 180,000. This extends the record streak of job creation in the US. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.8%, following the prior month’s reading of 4.7%. Americans are also seeing a boost in wages. Paychecks… Continue Reading

Free Resume Classes!

FREE RESUME CLASSES! Integrated Staffing will be offering resume classes every Tuesday starting 2/27/2017 from 5pm-6pm for the month of February. We will review resumes, offer suggestions and some light refreshments. Seating is limited to 8 people. Email your name and the Tuesday you will be attending to to reserve a seat! 463 Maple… Continue Reading

Book of Lists 1/27/2017

Integrated Staffing is the 4th largest staffing company in The Capital District and we want to thank our internal and external staff, our clients and vendors! It is our goal to continue to be your go-to staffing company and a resource for those candidates looking for work. Integrated Staffing: Staffing solutions that exceed expectations and… Continue Reading

NYS Raises minimum Wage to $9.70/hr

Effective 1/1/2017, NYS raised minimum wage in upstate NY to $9.70/hour. While that is an improvement, we at Integrated Staffing have maintained and will continue to maintain a minimum wage level of $10.00/hour for all of our associates. We at Integrated Staffing understand that our associates are our greatest asset and we will continue to… Continue Reading

US Adds 156K jobs for December 2016

Although economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected American companies to add 180,000 jobs last month, this is still a good number for the final month of 2016. In fact, the number of new jobs added in December was far above what’s needed to keep up with population growth, economists said, and revisions to job figures… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

Integrated Staffing will be closed on Friday 12/23/16, Monday 12/26/16, and again on Monday 1/2/16. We hope you have a happy holiday and look forward to the coming year. Warmest wishes from all of us at Integrated Staffing! Continue Reading

November Jobs Report-178,000!

November jobs report continues the uphill climb at 1780000 jobs added. With a 4.6 unemployment rate, the United States employment market maintains solid growth, a reading close to the 180,000 consensus would signal steady hiring and more progress toward the Fed’s goal of full employment. Also a plus, average hourly earnings for private-sector workers advanced… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Integrated Staffing! Did you know the following fun facts about Thanksgiving? Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird, not the eagle. Americans eat 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s first meal in space after walking on the moon was foil packets with roasted turkey. The… Continue Reading

Digital Natives-The next generation

First there was The Greatest Generation, then Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millenials and now…Generation Z, the Digital Natives. A digital native is an individual who was born after the widespread adoption of digital technology. It is a category for children who have grown up using technology like the Internet, computers and mobile devices. This exposure… Continue Reading

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