If you’re a leader and are not thinking about realities like these, it’s time. Currently about 20-30% of the workforce in Fortune 100 companies is made up of “contingent” workers; that percentage is expected to swell to 50% by 2020, according to Dana Shaw, a senior vice president at Staffing Industry Analysts who is quoted in a fascinating new article by Thomas Fisher, dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota in Public Sector Digest. (I would have missed it had I not been alerted by Small Biz Labs, a trend forecasting site run by Emergent Research that’s worth checking out if you’re interested in issues like these.).
It’s no surprise that so-called temporary jobs have been easier to get than permanent employment, years after the Great Recession ended. A new study shows that there’s a real boom in those no-ties jobs, for workers who have the right skills.
“Principal and Co-Founder Patty Comer and Amy Pack of AccruePartners will be expert entrepreneur panel members at the upcoming Tory Burch Foundation in Charlotte”
Over the last 40 years, women-owned businesses have become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy, growing from 5 percent to 30 percent of all businesses. These enterprises generate trillions of dollars in economic activity and revitalize communities by providing tens of millions of jobs, yet women entrepreneurs still face significant obstacles, including equitable access to capital and business networks.
Established out of a mutual recognition of the opportunity that exists to support women entrepreneurs and advance local economic growth, Bank of America and the Tory Burch Foundation (TBF) launched the Elizabeth Street Capital initiative, dedicated to ensuring women business owners have access to the resources they need to grow successful businesses.
National demand is increasing for college graduates with skills in technology and business, according to the sixth annual edition of University of California San Diego Extension’s “Hot Careers for College Grads and Returning Students.” Here’s a look at the top ten jobs for college grads:
01. Computer systems analysts
02. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
03. Accountants and auditors
04. Management analysts
05. Elementary school teachers (excluding special education)
06. Cost estimators
07. Financial analysts
08. Database administrators
09. Computer programmers
10. Meeting, convention, and event planners
This list scored careers in four criteria categories: current employment in the field, projected growth in the occupation between 2010 and 2020, median annual salary in the occupation and workplace environment characteristics.
We’re pleased to announce that three of our team members are now credentialed Certified Staffing Professionals (CSP). Kimberly Brown, Maggie Theisen and Michael Delpino successfully completed the coursework and exams to earn CSP designations from the American Staffing Association. In addition, Maggie and Mike also received the Technical Services Certified (TSC) designation: an expansion of the CSP program that reviews the labor and employment laws that affect the technical services industry.