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  312,000 jobs were added in the U.S. in December 2018 – 2.6 million jobs total in 2018! All these new opportunities, along with the unemployment rate being at its lowest since 1969, have caused employers to adjust compensation to attract strong talent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pay levels of hourly workers… Read more »

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It’s no secret that we’re in a candidate driven market! As a result of extremely low unemployment, finding and hiring ideal candidates has become an extremely hard, expensive and time-consuming. There has been a major shift going on in recruiting paradigm, and the focus is now on candidates and the candidate experience.   In the big picture of… Read more »

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Here is just a small sample of the most common specialized skilled trades and professional positions in the Aviation, Oil & Gas, and Manufacturing industries and their corresponding national salary averages based on current Glassdoor reports.       Aviation Avionics Technicians install and troubleshoot avionics equipment on fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. They’re responsible… Read more »

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  I know this is not news to anyone, but it is a job seekers market. As of the writing of this article, the current unemployment rate is 3.7%, the lowest that it has been in nearly 50 years! With a low unemployment rate comes opportunities to take advantage of the market and increase salary…. Read more »

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Today’s low unemployment rate has made the talent pool smaller and smaller, making it very difficult for employers to hire candidates that have the experience and skill sets they are seeking. This has been a common theme in our previous blog posts. We are becoming increasingly aware that to find these sought-after candidates, we must… Read more »

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Baby Boomers are retiring from their skilled trades jobs, causing the knowledge and skill sets they possess to leave the labor force.   In turn, 62% of employers are struggling to fill skilled trades positions, and an estimated 31 million positions will need to be filled around the U.S. by 2020! This is concerning for… Read more »

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With the national unemployment rate at a low 4%, it has become a candidate’s market. Keeping this in mind, when searching for talent in the manufacturing industry, companies must prepare to meet candidate pay expectations to recruit and retain their workforce. Here are a few common manufacturing positions and their corresponding national salary averages based… Read more »