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Compliance & Recruitment Newsletter

February 2013

 
Rathin Sinha-Founder and President
In This Issue

Whether you are actively hiring, putting together a recruitment sourcing strategy, or grappling with the decision to slow–down or stop, altogether, hiring in the near–term and based on some continued uncertainty in the capital markets, this month’s issue should prove to be an interesting read.

As we outlined in our January Jobs Report blog, the unemployment outlook continues to improve. With a current unemployment rate at 7.9 percent and better than expected jobs growth (+157,000) in January, job seekers are certainly looking to capitalize on the improved jobs outlook. And we’re seeing this enthusiasm in the increased traffic to our job boards, as well as resume submissions and more.

Unfortunately, as many of you know, the picture is not as good for all Americans. This month we started an important blog series taking a closer look at specific sectors of the labor market, such as Veterans and disabled Americans, minorities and women, and more. In Veterans among Several Work Groups Facing Unique Challenges, we look at transitioning military personnel and the obstacles – and opportunities they face. Perhaps the opportunity lies with you?

Like many of you, mobile applications are becoming part of promoting products and services. It appears the Labor Department is following suite. Read Mobile Apps to Make the Job Search Easier to review the five new mobile apps the Bureau of Labor just released; some of these may give ideas to promote your own company and job openings. Also, be sure to get familiar with AJE’s mobile App for iPhone – we continue to see growth in the number of downloads each month.

Personally, I love AJE and our unique story in the evolution of online job boards. Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Lesiw, Vice President of Business Development at Careerleaf, an online job board community connecting job seekers with niche job boards like ours, for his series, Job Boards to Love. Our discussion began with the many benefits of AJE – such as connecting employers with diverse candidates and our OFCCP compliance solutions, to our expansive history dating back almost twenty–years as we helped spawn the adoption and popularity of Internet–based job boards. Read and listen to our Jobs Boards to Love Podcast feature for a great look at our history – and services.

Thank you.

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Recruiting and Employment Resources

AJE Featured in Job Boards to Love Podcast Series

AJE Featured in Job Boards to Love Podcast Series

When a job seeker uses AJE she can search for jobs from larger companies who are interested in building a workforce as diverse as America...Read More »

Veterans Among Several Work Groups Facing Unique Challenges When it Comes to Employment

While the national unemployment rate remained unchanged last month, several sectors of the labor market did not fare as well, including veterans, persons with disabilities, minorities and young adults. This month we take a look at each of these groups, looking at jobless stats for each as well as opportunities. We begin with veterans...Read More »

U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs, While Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 7.9 Percent

The U.S. jobs market continues to show signs of growth, with U.S. employers adding 157,000 jobs in January, according to Friday’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While this is good news, one negative was that the unemployment rate rose slightly from 7.8 percent in December to 7.9 percent...Read More »

OFCCP Sets Release of Unified Agenda for April 2013

Federal contractors and subcontractors long–awaiting finalized regulations of the OFCCP’s Unified Agenda can set April 2013 on their calendars. The OFCCP’s Unified Agenda will outline aggressive new rules and regulations in the coming year, increasing the enforcement of equal employment opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities with respect to hiring, worker retention, and data collection. The proposed rulemaking would amend the nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions; consequently upping affirmative action...Read More »

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