Florida Employment Report | July 2020

Florida continues to see improvement on the job front over the summer. Florida lost 1,178,100 jobs from February to April 2020 and has since gained back almost half of the jobs lost, +572,200 jobs. On a month-to-month basis, payrolls increased by 101,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate increased 1,000 basis points to 11.3%. The[…]

Jacksonville ranks #1 for large cities

Axios recently published an article ranking the top 5 Counties for attracting job talent based on population. Duval County, Florida (Jacksonville) ranked number 1! The article notes that Jacksonville’s job growth has been bolstered by the introduction of Amazon and Wayfair distribution centers. Read the full article here! 

Acting Fast to Slow Machinist Turnover

A.R.E. Manufacturing Inc. is a family-owned contract machine shop located in Newberg, Oregon. What started out of a garage as a two-person business has grown into an established company with nearly 50 employees that specializes in the manufacture of machined components using high precision CNC equipment: vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers with pallet systems[…]

In the Near Future There Will be a Distillery on Every Corner

One of the fun things I discovered looking through the jobs data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week was that during a generally impressive stretch for manufacturing employment growth, the “breweries, wineries and distilleries” sector was among the industries leading the way. Over the past seven years, the breweries, wineries and distilleries[…]

U.S. Economy Positioned to Perform Well in 2018

There is renewed confidence in the economy, higher levels of real discretionary income are anticipated, and stronger global growth is expected to support U.S. economic expansion. For the fourth quarter, job gains averaged 204,000 per month. For all of 2017, U.S. firms created nearly 2.1 million new jobs. In addition, tax reform should bolster the[…]

Millennials – How Are They Affecting Today’s Businesses?

Today’s companies are working out how to attract the millennial labor force by providing new work place incentives. Millennials have begun rising through the ranks of corporate hierarchies and tech startups. They have a strong entrepreneurial attitude and their numbers will soon overtake the Baby-Boomers and the Generation Xers in the workforce. Companies looking to[…]