Employment

Amazon Plans to Add 7,000 Jobs, Most Paying Above Average

Amazon announced Monday its plans to hire 7,000 new employees in the U.S. with most of them paying above retail average wages and benefits. These full-time positions are said to include 5,000 warehouse jobs that pay 30% higher than positions in other stores. The company is also searching for 2,000 customer service associates. Amazon.com, Inc....

How the Human Population Effects Jobs

To truly understand the impact population has on employment/unemployment statistics, we have to first realize that as the population grows, so does the amount of entrepreneurs who are on a mission to build successful businesses. Similar to this belief, the amount of unemployed individuals also grows along with the population growth rate (PGR) of...

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Soars in 2013

NASHVILLE -- In today's job market the competition is more fierce than ever as a job seeker. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state's labor force hit a record high unemployment rate of 8.3% in May 2013 while the national unemployment rate significantly decreased to around 7.6%. This was...

Steady Job Growth in 2013

In mid 2008, America began to see a steady decline in job growth and by early 2009, the unemployment rate rose to 7.8% which was the highest it had been in nearly a decade.  Massive layoffs and businesses closing their doors resulted in staggering unemployment rates hovering around 9.5% for several years. However, since late...

Holiday Job Searching – The Best Time to Market Yourself

The Holiday Season is finally here, and you are still looking for that perfect job.  Most people stop searching for jobs during the holidays to focus on shopping, family, and planning trips - even if they are unemployed or in need of a career change.  What these people do not realize is that aggressively...

Have you given up on finding a job? There is still hope!

Amidst fears of a slow economy, anxiety about poor hiring conditions, and media talks of a stale job market over the past few years; many job seekers have given up the hunt.  The truth is, the economy is growing, and there are approximately 29 million jobs in many different industries that have an average...