The Medzilla Employment Report for December, 2012: Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in 4 Years; Experts Predict Unprecedented Growth in Healthcare ITContinue reading »
In November the nation saw an important drop in the country's unemployment rate, signaling the continued steady improvement of the overall economic situation (bls.gov, 12/7/2012). In spite of pundits' allegations that job numbers would show lower than expected additions because of Hurricane Sandy, 146,000 new positions were created and the unemployment rate fell down even further, to 7.7% (http://money.cnn.com, 12/7/2012).
The MedZilla.com Employment Report for November, 2012: Affordable Care Act Provides New Approach to Jobs and MedicineContinue reading »
Unemployment held steady last month, adding 171,000 new jobs to the private sector, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (bls.gov, 11/2/12) Global outplacement consultancy firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. reports retailers added approximately 130,000 new jobs in October, which was far more expected based on announced plans. Experts agree that this is not indicative of the upcoming seasonal hiring which is usually reflected in November's hiring trends. (challengergray.com, 11/5/12) With mixed signals coming out of business world following the presidential election last week, the Healthcare Industry, at least, it seems, now has a definitive path forward without the looming question of a presidential instigation of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The question remains what effect these initiatives will have on healthcare, jobs, the economy and the overall wellness of the nation.
The MedZilla.com Employment Report for October, 2012: Layoffs Fall Dramatically Down to Clinton Era LowsContinue reading »
In what appears to be the nation's most anticipated sign of recovery, last week economists announced that September marked the close of the slowest quarter in job cuts in over a decade. (challengergray.com, 10/4/12) This coupled with the addition of 114,000 new jobs created in the private sector pushed the unemployment rate down to 7.8%, breaking the highly anticipated 8% barrier to an almost 4 year low. The Healthcare Industry maintained its position as a leader in job creation, accounting for nearly 40% of the jobs that were added. (bls.gov, 10/5/12)
The MedZilla.com Employment Report for August 2012 -- Job Openings on the Rise; Employers, Capitol Hill Considering New Initiatives to Train Willing ApplicantsContinue reading »
Over 163,000 new jobs were added to the market in July, blowing away forecaster's predictions for the month. The report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday came as a surprise even though the actual number of unemployed persons remained essentially unchanged from previous months. (bls.gov, 8/3/12) Planned layoffs declined for the second consecutive month (challengergray.com, 8/2/12) and experts noted the number of discouraged workers fell dramatically as well. (bbc.co.uk, 8/3/12)
The MedZilla.com Employment Report for July 2012: Bridging the Gap between Job Creators and the Perfect CandidateContinue reading »
The Healthcare Industry maintained its leading job creator status producing one out of every six jobs last month. (bls.gov, 7/6/12) Experts believe that with the recent Affordable Care Act (ACA) ruling more funding and even more job opportunities will be available for Healthcare and Healthcare IT professionals. However, with hundreds of thousands of positions already vacant amid gross shortages across the nation, a solution must be found to connect employers searching for their perfect candidate and job seekers looking to prove themselves able to fit the bill.
Medzilla.com Special Report: Unemployed Can Breathe a Little Freer After Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act RulingContinue reading »
After a monumental resolution the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in its entirety. The Justices' 5-4 decision will undoubtedly have far-reaching repercussions throughout the Nation's Healthcare and Insurance industries for the next several years. President Obama, who pioneered endless attempts to garner support since its inception, addressed the nation yesterday calling the ruling "a victory for people all over this country whose lives are more secure because of this law". (cnn.com, 6/28/12) MedZilla investigates what this means for job seekers and the Healthcare industry.
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The Healthcare sector was revealed as one of the nation's biggest job creators after Washington released its latest numbers on the economic situation on Friday. The health industry accounted for nearly half of the all jobs created for the entire month of May. (bls.gov, 6/1/2012) While many balked at job creation not meeting expectations of some economic forecasts, experts agree that Healthcare has become a major source of job creation over the twelve months. (healthleadersmedia.com, 6/4/2012)
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The MedZilla.com Employment Report for May 2012 -- Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall Bringing New Hope to Job SeekersContinue reading »
April saw the unemployment rate continuing to fall, dipping down to nearly eight percent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 155,000 jobs were added to the economy; 19,000 of those being positions added in Healthcare alone. (bls.gov, 5/4/2012) The industry is expected to increase employment opportunities with over 4.2 million jobs before 2020, according to research from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany, State University in New York.
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The unemployment rate reached its lowest point in over three years according to this month's newest economic situation report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (bls.gov, 4/6/12) Government employees were also relieved to hear the Federal planned job cuts plummeted last month by 86% compared to this time last year according to reports from the global outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas, Inc. (challengergrey.com, 4/5/12) These reports come just days after a major announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama declaring that top companies across the nation are reaching out to returning veterans and their spouses by committing to opening up 15,000 jobs specifically designated to military personnel, veterans and families, while keeping in mind the specific needs of military life. (whitehouse.gov, 4/4/12)
The MedZilla Employment Report for March 2012 -- Looking for the Next Tech Boom Check Out the Medical IndustryContinue reading »
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest report on the nation's unemployment situation. While the over-all percentages have held steady at 8.3%, the detailed figures have shown the job market is continuing to evolve significantly (bls.gov, 3/9/2012). Although the unemployment rate remained the same, the country still managed to add 227,000 new jobs in February (bls.gov, 3/9/2012). Although it's common to see this kind of leveling off after the holiday season rush, according to experts there's more reorganizing going on under the surface.
The MedZilla Employment Report for February 2012 -- Unemployment Rate Drops Again as Evidence of Continued Economic Recovery Continues to GrowContinue reading »
The employment statistics from January are in, and so far it's been a very happy new year for those in the market for a new job. Traditionally, with the end of the holiday season, January sees a significant increase in job cuts throughout the private sector. This year, however, the total non-farm employment actually rose by almost a quarter-million jobs. Even the retail industry was able to report an increase. The drop in unemployment at the close of last year had some skeptics wondering if the country was witnessing an actual economic recovery or merely a fleeting result from seasonal hiring. Still, the fact that the unemployment is continuing to decline and that that decrease can be seen in a range of industries confirms a definite trend which is having measurably positive effects on the nation's overall economy.
Tax Guidelines for Medical Industry Jobseekers: MedZilla Details What You Need to Know Before You FileContinue reading »
Whether unemployed or under employed, candidates likely sent their resume out to someone. Now is the opportunity to cash in those itemized deductions from expenses accumulated during job searching.
The MedZilla Report for January 2012 -- Health Care Industry Remained One of the Most Robust Sources of Jobs in the U.S.Continue reading »
As 2011 came to a close, the health care industry remained one of the most robust sources of jobs in the U.S., adding 315,000 over the past twelve months -- 23,000 thousand alone in December.