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March 25th, 2016 / by Mike Cooney

The Squeeze Is On

The latest data shows national unemployment rates at 5% and only dropping from there.  In February, 242,000 new jobs were created and six straight years of record breaking growth shows no signs of slowing.  Locally, the Portland Metro Area’s job growth was among the fastest in the US and... more

March 8th, 2016 / by Mike Cooney

A Case of the Millennials

The recently penned open letter by an employee to her CEO at Yelp and the rebuttal has brought focus back to the newest generation in the work place. Millennials. Millennials make up 50% of the workforce today, increasing to 75% in the next 10-15 years. Dubbed Generation ADD, The Selfie Generation, even the Unemployables, make no mistake, whatever you want to call them; they bring new and unique challenges to the employer landscape. No, that’s not a headache you’re feeling but rather you have a case of the Millennials. Like every generation prior, the Millennials are the creation of the generation before them. We gave ourselves this case of the Millennials.

Incredibly tech savvy, the Millennials are accustomed to information being available immediately. They want to know how they are doing as they are doing it. They are well educated with high expectations of themselves; they want to be proud... more

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