Why are so many people filling temp jobs today?

In Pennsylvania in 2016, about 114,000 temp workers were on the job each week and 517,000 over the course of the year, according to the American Staffing Association. That’s a sizable temp force, and that’s good news. Temps are in high demand, and more people are responding to the need Temporary employees are in high […]

The Most Overlooked (and Important) Part of Obama’s Jobs Proposal

There has certainly been a lot of talk about President Obama’s latest job proposal.  The purpose of this post is not to give my opinion on the many details of the plan.  What I wanted to do is make you aware of a part of the plan that the press has largely overlooked.  This proposal […]

More Uncertainty – Conflicting Data – Behind the Numbers

So the stock market tanks yesterday (Thursday 8/4) and today we hear the US added 117,000 jobs in July. Behind the headlines, governments lost 37,000 jobs, most of those from State and local governments, and I don’t see that trend stopping as all levels of government are seriously strapped for cash. The US unemployment rate […]