May 2010 roundup

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Employment news

  • Job gains for March but unemployment still stuck at 9.7%: Employers added 162,000 jobs in March, the biggest net job gain since the latter part of 2007. The bad news is that the unemployment figure stayed at a stubborn 9.7%, unchanged since February.
  • 6 job market trends to watch: Over the next three months, 23 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount while 8 percent plan to downsize staffs.
  • The Unpaid Intern, Legal or Not: Convinced that many unpaid internships violate minimum wage laws, officials in Oregon, California and other states have begun investigations and fined employers.
  • Social networking fails jobseekers: Eight in 10 IT jobseekers have failed to find new roles using social networking sites, according to a survey from The IT Job Board.
  • Technology Industry On Hiring Spree: Many tech companies began a hiring spree late last year and continue to be actively hiring. ISI Group, a research firm, says that they believe overall revenues will rise more than 10% for the first quarter for many large tech companies.


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