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Employee of the Week

Meisha B.

Congratulations, Meisha, for being our Employee of the Week. We are so appreciative of you working with us and doing such a great job with a new Client. They are very happy with your work and are excited that you want to accept their permanent position with them. We were hoping that all would work out well with this job and that it would be a good fit for you. We’re glad you think so too!. Thanks for working with us and please enjoy the gift card.

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Employee of the Week

Julia C.

It is our pleasure to announce our Employee of the Week and it’s Julia! She has been doing a fabulous job at a wonderful non-profit client the past several weeks and we’re glad that both Julia and the Executive Director are happy with the work that is being done. It’s a general office coordinator position with lots of activity and Julia seems to catch the ball and run with it. Congratulations, Julia!

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Various Signs Point To Wage Gains, Finally!

Various signs are pointing to wage acceleration finally, according to Bloomberg’s Jamrisco & Chandra. The number of people working part-time who would prefer full-time employment dropped to 5.27 million, a nine-year low. The number of discouraged workers, who aren’t looking for work because they believe no jobs are available, are near the lowest level since 2008.The employment cost index rose in the first quarter at the fastest pace since December 2007. “As long as the labor market is tightening as it has been recently, it’s a very safe bet that we’re going to see wages accelerate,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities LLC. U.S. Federal Reserve policy makers also are counting on wage growth to pick up.

Employee of the Month

Yolanda S.

We offer a big congratulations to Yolanda for being selected as Employee of the Month. Yolanda agreed to work in a firm that is very busy and requires much focus plus handling administrative and accounting responsibilities. She responded to training very well in a new industry and is liking the work a lot!  We think it will be a very good match as they talk about long-term plans. Enjoy the gift card!  Thanks for working with us!

Employee of the Week

Martha R.

We are so pleased that Martha has re-registered with us and that she is busy working at a client’s office helping them in the accounting department. Martha is quick and thorough in her response to the needs of customers and our client appreciates that. Well, we can say that we really appreciate Martha! Congratulations for being our Employee of the Week. We hope you enjoy the gift card.

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Trends in the Staffing Industry-Accounting Talent in Demand

  • Accountants felt better about the economy in the first quarter, according to a new global survey among 1,334 members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants. The improvement was mostly driven by the U.S. where respondents hope a combination of fiscal reform, infrastructure investment, and deregulation will boost economic growth. Reported by Cohn of Accounting Today.
  • The tight job market for skilled accounting and finance talent, combined with a growing wave of Baby Boomer retirements, is leading to staffing shortages,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director for Robert Half. “Many businesses are struggling to find the talent they need to handle general accounting duties; some have found it more effective to staff certain roles with interim professionals.” RHI News Release.



Employee of the Week

Julie C.

Congratulations to Julie for being our Employee of the Week. Julie really helped us out just recently in offering to answer phones at the last minute and doing so with two urgent staffing needs. Julie arrived on time, ready to work and helped the Clients out wherever they needed her. We are fortunate that Julie is currently working with us. We appreciate you, Julie!

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in March

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index is an American economic leading indicator intended to forecast future economic activity. It is calculated by The Conference Board, a non-governmental organization, which determines the value of the index from the values of ten key variables such as The US DOL monthly reports, S&P 500, US Census Bureau’s reports on building permits, non-defense capital goods and monthly consumer goods and materials reports from manufacturing activity. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.4% in March to 126.7, following a 0.5% increase in February, and a 0.6% increase in January. (March 2010, index was 100).