The official blog of Abacus Group — a place to share our knowledge and thoughts on trends in recruiting

June 05, 2018

May Marks Unemployment at an 18-year Low


The month of May saw 223,000 jobs added to the U.S. employment market, seeing the unemployment rate drop from 3.9 in April, to 3.8 percent. Unemployment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, has not been this low since April 2000.

March 14, 2017

Latest Jobs Report Creates Optimism for Employers and Job Seekers

february-jobs-reportThe latest jobs report shows strong U.S. employment growth. 235,000 jobs were created during the month of February, greatly exceeding economists’ expectations of a mere 190,000. Additionally, the total number of employed Americans reached its all-time peak at 152.5 million working people. Employment in Professional and Business Services added 37,000 jobs in February and 597,000 over the year.

September 17, 2015

The Changing Landscape of Temporary Staffing and the Implications for Employers

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Regardless of market conditions and unemployment levels, Temporary Staffing will always be in demand, explains Ray Carroll, Senior Business Development Manager at Abacus Group. While the economy has little bearing on the necessity of contingent labor, the market certainly impacts the caliber of the temporary candidate pool. Ray sheds light on this effect.

August 06, 2015

LinkedIn Job Seeker Survey Says: “Be Career Opportunity” to Employers

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A brand new complimentary report from professional network LinkedIn validates that “career opportunity” is the number one incentive for job change in North America. As the average time-to-fill positions becomes detrimentally long, employers must present their companies as conducive to career opportunity to efficiently attract talent.

November 01, 2013

Defining Your Job Search Direction

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As job creation slowly emerges, many professionals are considering new opportunities for the first time in several years. Now that growth has surged in nearly all areas and optimism is spreading, you may have finally resolved to commence a search, but find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your decision and unprepared to successfully move forward.

January 18, 2012

Promising Outlook for Abacus Group’s Job Market

promising-outlook-job-marketWith 2012 upon us, reports of economic turbulence continue to trouble professionals. For many job seekers, national news networks serve as major resources for market-related information, but ​such media rarely accounts for employment in niche markets. To alleviate the concerns of our current and prospective candidates, we’ve compiled data relevant the specialized groups of professionals we service.

December 06, 2011

Unexpected Hiring Increase Reduces Unemployment Rate to 8.6%

​On Friday, the Department of Labor reported an unexpected 0.4% increase in employment, marking the sharpest improvement in eleven months, according to >Reuters.