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The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8% in November, a seven month high, as hiring slowed. But locally, it’s a different story if you’re looking for temporary work that could lead to a full-time job. Casey Lamb, president of American StaffCorp in Tulsa told me:  “We are as busy as ever.  The jobs are there.  We need people.” Nationally and locally the slogan could be: What a difference a year makes in U.S. retail.   … Read More

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While the unemployment rate isn’t coming down yet, we continue to hear of big companies hiring big numbers of seasonal workers for the holidays. The latest is United Parcel Service.  UPS expects to hire 50,000 employees to work during the holidays.  UPS says workers will be hired to fill positions such as package sorters and driver helpers.  Hiring begins this month and will continue until all open positions are filled. Others hiring… Read More

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