Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!
Around the IT Industry:
According to Modis:
- Galaxy S III Bug Allows Access to Personal Data on Locked Phones
- Yahoo Mail Accounts Being Hacked Relentlessly
- Microsoft Will Allow Office 2013 Licenses to Transfer to New PCs
- Bill Planned to Reverse the Ban on Phone Unlocking
- Google Says the FBI is Secretly Spying on Customers
Read more here: http://bit.ly/ZmuJnz
Around the Staffing Industry:
With the new BLS report just released for February 2013, we can see that 236,000 jobs were added and that the unemployment rate decreased down to 7.7%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since 2008. Keep in mind though that it is due to a combination of people taking new jobs and 130,000 people dropping out of the labor force. Adecco adds their insight to the BLS report here: http://bit.ly/16eMGLo.
The U.S. temporary help services industry gained 16,000 jobs this past February and while the overall unemployment rate went down, it went up for college graduates. Read more here: http://bit.ly/X4orhA.
Job search traffic surged in January putting Indeed.com as the most visited job site even over Monster and CareerBuilder. Read here for more details: http://bit.ly/WzjTzl.
Around the Government:
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that there will be 750,000 fewer jobs with sequestration than without it in 2013. Read more here: http://buswk.co/13Lzxdn.
Telecommuting is the big topic in talent management. What do you think the future of telecommuting is? Jennifer Kahn with Talent Management discusses that here: http://bit.ly/YhBshB.
There’s a new survey out by Cancer and Careers and Harris Interactive that shows 80% of cancer patients and survivors feels that continued work aids recovery but need a better work life balance. http://bit.ly/Z6CJub.
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