Industry News - November 2011

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Energy staffing offers opportunities for veterans
Energy staffing offers opportunities for veterans

With approximately 240,000 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars returning home unable to secure employment, energy staffing is likely to provide a spark thanks to a number of recently introduced programs.

Michigan expected to see boost in automotive staffing
Michigan expected to see boost in automotive staffing

Michigan, the center of the auto manufacturing industry in the U.S., will reportedly see a spike in automotive staffing over the next four years, according to the Center for Automotive Research.

Construction staffing rises as ADP predicts strong November job growth
Construction staffing rises as ADP predicts strong November job growth

The latest ADP National Employment Report, which is released ahead of the Labor Department's monthly figures, suggests private-sector employment grew by 206,000 from October to November, with construction staffing helping to lead the way.

Employment through temp agencies grew during third quarter
Employment through temp agencies grew during third quarter

The number of people obtaining jobs through staffing agencies climbed 2.4 percent between the second and third quarters, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth since the economic recovery began, according to the American Staffing Association.

Manufacturing staffing to experience uptick in South Carolina
Manufacturing staffing to experience uptick in South Carolina

An increase in manufacturing staffing contributed to the decline in South Carolina's unemployment rate from 10.9 percent to 10.5 percent in October, according to The Associated Press.

Aviation staffing expected to benefit from $10 million program in Ohio
Aviation staffing expected to benefit from $10 million program in Ohio

The Dayton, Ohio Development Coalition was recently tapped to lead a $10 million effort over two years designed to promote aviation staffing in the state, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Rise in manufacturing staffing highlights employment increase in Iowa
Rise in manufacturing staffing highlights employment increase in Iowa

Iowa's manufacturing staffing headlined the latest report from the state's Workforce Development agency that found a total of 2,300 jobs added from September to October.

University of South Carolina to boost aerospace staffing in the state
University of South Carolina to boost aerospace staffing in the state

The president of the University of South Carolina announced recently that the college is aiming to raise $1 billion by the summer of 2015 for a number of initiatives, including one that could spark aerospace staffing.

Ohio unemployment rate dips as engineering staffing boosted
Ohio unemployment rate dips as engineering staffing boosted

The unemployment rate in Ohio mirrored the rest of the country in October, dropping one-tenth of a percentage point to 9 percent, according to the state's Department of Job and Family Services.

Construction staffing recovering in Minnesota
Construction staffing recovering in Minnesota

The Minnesota unemployment rate fell 0.5 percentage points to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.4 percent in October, with construction staffing and other industries hit hard by the recession showing signs of improvement.

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