Industry News - January 2012

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ISM manufacturing index revised downward, but still signifies growth in industry

The Institute for Supply Management’s December factory index was revised downward but still indicates that the sector is expanding, according to revisions announced on January 31.

Scientific jobs to aid Wisconsin economy

While the unemployment rate only dipped slightly in Beloit, Wisconsin, last month to 11.1 percent, help appears to be on the way as a number of new scientific jobs are expected to be created this year.

Expansion in industry could create architecture jobs in 2012

Various market surveys indicate expansion in architecture could create a substantial increase in architecture jobs, and this uptick could increase demand for staffing agencies that work with professionals in the industry.

Finance and accounting positions opening across Northeast

While the effects of the economic downturn are still being felt by many financial institutions - often leading to significant job cuts - there are some positive signs for finance and accounting professionals in the northeastern part of the country.

Colorado's construction industry rebounding

The construction industry in Colorado appears poised to recover through 2012 with hiring for new positions expected to increase compared to the last few years, according to a new survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

President Obama pushes creation of energy jobs in SOTU speech

President Obama emphasized the importance of creating energy jobs by investing in the sector.

FDI in U.S. automakers could create automotive jobs

U.S. automakers are drawing billions in foreign domestic investment (FDI), and this influx of capital could result in the creation of automotive jobs.

Call center positions help lower Texas unemployment

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state of Texas in December fell to 7.8 percent, down from 8.1 percent in November and reaching its lowest level since July 2009, according to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Aviation staffing poised to aid Wisconsin economy

While Wisconsin's economy lost 3,900 private sector jobs last month, the figures still represented an improvement of 13,500 positions over December 2010, and the state looks poised to increase its aviation staffing significantly.

Unemployment falls in CA as state boosts construction staffing

California's unemployment dropped in December as strong construction staffing contributed to rising payrolls.

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