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For Every New Job, Two New Immigrants

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The Center for Immigration Studies reports that government data collected in December 2014 show 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living in the United States who arrived in January 2000 or later. But only 9.3 million jobs were added over this time period. Yet Congress is actually considering proposals to increase legal immigration even further. Policymakers continue to falsely claim a labor shortage and to disregard the long-term absorption capacity of the U.S. labor market, which has profound implications for American workers.

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Are You Management Material INFOGRAPHIC

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Survey: To Be the Boss, You Need to Show You Can Motivate Others Want to move into a management role? It takes more than business savvy and decision-making skills, research by The Creative Group suggests. When advertising and marketing executives were asked to name the most important factor they consider when promoting professionals to management positions, more than half (53 percent) said they look for candidates with strong motivational or leadership skills. Interpersonal or soft skills followed, with 19 percent of the response.

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Percentage of Employers Offering Sign On Bonus to New Graduates Highest in Five Years

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More employers plan to offer signing bonuses to Class of 2015 college graduates than they did for any graduating class over the past five years, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Fifty-one percent of respondents to NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey report that they will offer signing bonuses to Class of 2015 graduates, marking the first year that the percentage of employers with plans to offer signing bonuses has topped 50 percent.

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Engineering Majors Top Employer Salary Projections for Class of 2015

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Engineering majors are projected to be the top-paid bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers responding to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey projected starting salaries for engineering graduates overall that average $62,998. (See Figure 1.) Within the reported engineering disciplines, petroleum engineering majors are likely to earn the highest salaries with an anticipated average salary of $80,600.

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Employers Judge Recent Graduates Ill-Prepared for Today’s Workplace

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Employers Endorse Broad and Project-Based Learning as Best Preparation for Career Opportunity and Long-Term Success National Surveys Show Need for Improvement in Students’ Preparation for Success in the Global Economy and Importance of Learning Outcomes that Cut Across Majors The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released today a report by Hart Research Associates, “Falling Short? College Learning and Career Success.” The report summarizes selected findings from two different national surveys—one of business and nonprofit leaders and another of current college students. 

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2015 Salary Negotiation Guide

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Report highlights Gender and Generational Differences in Career and Employment Related Negotiations; The Higher An Annual Salary, The More Likely Raises Are Granted PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of on-demand compensation data and software, today announced the publication of its official Salary Negotiation Guide.  The  Salary Negotiation Guide includes negotiation advice from prominent career experts and analysis of proprietary data, collected from employees who successfully completed PayScale’s Employee Survey, about salary negotiation practices and attitudes.

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Survey Reveals Nearly 9 in 10 American Workers Say Voluntary Benefits Are Important

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Most American employees (88 percent) at least somewhat agree they consider voluntary insurance benefits a part of a comprehensive benefits program according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report, a study released by Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States. With plans such as accident, critical illness and hospital confinement, employees view voluntary benefits as a way to fill in coverage gaps. In fact, 63 percent see a growing need for voluntary benefits options in 2014 compared to previous years, and 48 percent of employees say they are more knowledgeable about voluntary benefits than they were last year.

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What A Messy Desk Says About You

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Two in Three HR Managers OK With Employees Having Disorganized Workspaces Having a cluttered desk may not be a bad thing, a new survey from OfficeTeam suggests. More than two-thirds (68 percent) of human resources (HR) managers interviewed felt it’s at least somewhat acceptable to have a messy desk at work. In fact, 9 percent even said it’s a sign of a creative person. However, nearly one-third (32 percent) stated they would question an employee’s organizational skills and effectiveness if that person had an unkempt workspace.

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