Category: Economic Update

  • Employment and Unemployment

    If you follow me on LinkedIn or Twitter (and thank you for doing so), you know that I post economic updates.  My posts include links to the Employment Trends Index® (from The Conference Board) as well as government unemployment numbers.  I don’t pretend to...

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  • Half Way Through 2021 (2020 – a year to ‘remember’ AND forget at the same time!)

    2021 – I remember the excitement of ending 2020 (‘thank goodness that’s over!) and the hopeful way in which we entered 2021.  The pandemic is still in our (recent) memories.  Things seem to be opening up cautiously.  Some things are more open than...

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  • Time To Renew Zoom!

    So many reminders that the pandemic has been part of our lives for just over one year . . . . . . I received my Zoom ‘Standard Pro’ annual auto-renewal notice yesterday.  (Zoom was a ‘baby technology’ one year ago.) Harvard Business...

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  • Things To Be Thankful For!

    2020 . . . . . it has been a year to remember – and forget – all at the same time.   (Who would have thought that one of the more normal parts of 2020 would be Tiger King?)  I don’t know too many people that would want to repeat 2020, but...

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  • Labor Market Information

    Yesterday, I ‘attended’ a Webinar on the Labor Market (and its Short Term Outlook).  It was presented by The Conference Board (see https://conference-board.org/us/).  While there were three presenters, the main...

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  • Bringing People Back TO The Office – Are We Better At Home Or ‘At Work’?

    It’s novel (at least it was) – working from home.  When you joined your employer, you asked about flexibility – hoping that work from home was an option at least some of the time.  Sick child?  Work from home.  Winter storm?  Work from...

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  • Navigating the NEW (and Evolving) Hiring Landscape

    I was reading an article posted on ere.net - Has COVID-19 Made Recruiting Less Important? (by Steve Flook – April 27, 2020).  Spoiler alert – NO! The Economy Will Recover...

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  • Out Of Office – But NOT Out Of Work!

    We hope that you and your team are keeping well during this difficult time. We would like to update you on how Abeln, Magy, Underberg & Associates will continue to support you, your teams, and our candidates. There is no interruption of services or...

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  • Business Trends for 2018

    Each year, we put together information on business trends - what are the growth industries and specific business ideas that will have years of impact for us/the economy.  For this we go to the experts - organizations that produce future-oriented information. ...

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  • Attracting/Hiring in a Tight Job Market

    Many of you know that I am a data junkie.  Each morning I have a routine that includes looking at 3 newspapers (on-line, of course), oil and gas futures, Conference Board reports and stock futures.  I tweet (follow me: @David_Magy)...

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