Here’s quick snapshot of our favorite blogs with news around the industry!
Around the IT Industry:
- Papertab Is Taking “Lighter and Thinner” to New Extremes
- Samsung Announces 8-core Mobile Processor
- Electrowetting Technology Combines LCD and E-Ink
- Target Agrees to Price Match Amazon All Year Round
- Google to Offer Free Public WiFi in NYC
Read more here: Modis “Around the IT Industry”
Around the Staffing Industry:
- Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury still show that a college degree help cuts the risk for unemployment and increases opportunities for higher salaries. More info here: bit.ly/UFH98y
- Media Screening employees may help prevent bad hires: bit.ly/RKOoij
- The U.S. Labor Department is launching a new campaign that focuses on encouraging kids with disabilities to follow their career aspirations: bit.ly/10ndhWe
- Lee Hecht Harrison says that innovation in the workplace starts with decluttering your mind and making room for new ideas: bit.ly/XrnJ9C
- 10 strategic talent areas you should focus on in 2013: bit.ly/XriiYw
Modis will be hosting the 2013 PennApps Hackathon next weekend (January 18-20th). More than 300 college students will gather in Philadelphia, PA to compete in this event. For more info on what hackathons are, check out: bit.ly/ZRvD0l.
AdeccoUSA is hosting a fun new contest this month called New Year, New You 2013. Check it out and enter before Jan 22nd!
The Jobs Report:
- Employment rose within a majority of private sectors especially in the following areas: Engineering and Architecture, Finance, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, and Professional and Business Services.
- Will the American Taxpayer Relief Act impact you? How are you reacting to the new regulations?
- According to the first BLS “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment” report of 2013, Regional unemployment continues to drop.
- Adecco USA did a great number recap of the December’s job report. Check out the easy read here: December’s jobs report matched economists’ projections.