2018 is a job seeker’s paradise. The impact of Great Recession is dwindling away and the rebirth of a strong American economy is here. With a national unemployment rate that is lower than it has been in nearly two decades at just 4.1%, wages and benefits on the rise, and diversity like you’ve never seen it before, there’s never been a better time to start pursuing that dream job.
Despite a volatile week for the United States economy, the US job market continues to make history with a record-breaking 90 consecutive months of job expansion- the longest streak since the Department of Labor started tracking jobs way back in the 1930’s.
The “Rust Belt” is beginning to shine once again and Michigan’s gleaming economy is brighter than it’s been in years. With economic diversity, exciting innovation, and determination that hasn’t been seen since before the Great Recession hammered the region into the ground, metropolitan areas throughout Michigan are chugging away.
Newly equipped with technical skills for in-demand careers, 29 students from across Los Angeles will graduate from the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, an innovative construction training program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This HireLAX graduating class represents the second cohort of students to successfully complete the intensive 8-week program focusing on specialized construction skills, physical fitness, OSHA regulations, CPR/first aid response, construction math and labor history.
A new study published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that an increasing number of Robots are taking over factory floors around the globe as aging workers and a tight labor market threaten to hinder productivity in a variety of industries.