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06/16/2017

How Your Company Can Attract Top-Notch Employees

Learn tips for how you can attract employees to your business

It seems like business owners are wondering how to attract employees. According to a recently released Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) by the U.S. Department of Labor, though job openings increased by 259,000 by the last business day in April 2017, hiring decreased by 253,000 jobs.

While these statistics seem counter-intuitive, they point to a growing lack of qualified workers, reports the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Foundation. According to their May 2017 report, the number of small-business owners reporting that they had job openings that couldn't be filled was the highest since 2001. (The NFIB monthly survey randomly samples 10,000 small-business owners who are members of the NFIB.)

The gig economy is playing a large role in the current tight labor market, believes career expert Nick Murphy, CEO of Mid-America Careers, a job search and placement company for the Midwest.

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