About 5 years ago

04/14/2017 - Midnight Reads – Hiring and Quitting Rates Show No Signs of Renewed Labor Market Vigor

Hiring and Quitting Rates Show No Signs of Renewed Labor Market Vigor

– The Wall Street Journal 

The rate at which employees left positions or employers filled new ones was little changed in February, according to the Labor Department’s monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the latest piece of data to underscore how difficult it is to enliven an economy as large as that of the U.S.

 

Trump Backs Off Fiscal Pledges and Adopts Centrist Policies That He Once Fought

– The Washington Post 

Trump’s recent statements represent a move toward the economic policies of more centrist Republicans and even at times align with the approach of former president Barack Obama. Should he follow through on the newly articulated positions, it would suggest that the candidate who ran as the ultimate outsider is increasingly adopting a more moderate economic agenda.

 

Why a $75 Billion Industry Is Powering Down on Employees

– MSN Money 

The Wall Street Journal looks at how contractors are changing the world of work. As outsourcing sweeps through almost every industry in the U.S., the videogame business looks a lot like the workplace of the future. A lean core of in-house employees focuses on the most important jobs, with the rest hired out to layers of contractors and subcontractors. Outside workers come and go based on project cycles.

 

How Instagram Has Transformed the Restaurant Industry for Millennials

– The Independent 

A new study has revealed just how important a role Instagram plays for millennials. According to research by Zizzi, 18-35-year-olds spend five whole days a year browsing food images on Instagram, and 30 per cent would avoid a restaurant if their Instagram presence was weak. In fact, it’s now normal for some to sit down in a restaurant having already decided what they’re going to order because they’ve spent a few minutes stalking on Instagram in advance.