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Hiring Trends in June 2015

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a report on the latest hiring trends in June 2015. Dr. Heidi Shierholz stated that since the drop of employment in 2009 and 2010 (due to the recession), there has been a noticeable increase in employment in the country. She also highlighted that when there is an increase in in hires, with layoffs on the decline, there tends to be a rise in “quits”. Additionally, when the economy starts to improve people gain confidence and can leave a job on their own accord without the fear of being unemployed for a substantial amount of time. Layoffs increased to 2.5 million between 2008 and 2009, but appear to remain in between the 1.5 and 2.0 million levels.

It is important to also note that the largest job openings were in the Professional and Business services. Professional and Business service can consist of and vary from attorneys, accountants, and administrative services, and etc.

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