John Zappe

About the Author

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John Zappe is contributing editor of, and the former editor of the now closed Fordyce Letter. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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Jobs, Pay, Labor Force All Up In March

Jobs, Pay, Labor Force All Up In March

Shrugging off concerns over global economic disarray, U.S. employers continued to hire briskly in March, adding 215,000 new jobs during the month. This morning’s report from the U.S. Labor Department came in just ahead of what economists forecast. On a seasonally adjusted basis, private sector employers added 195,000 new non-farm jobs, with local governments…

Employers Added 200K New Jobs Last Month

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Private sector employers added 200,000 jobs to U.S. payrolls last month, meeting the consensus expectations of economists and demonstrating continuing job market strength despite global economic worries. The ADP National Employment Report showed all industry sectors and firms from the smallest to the largest added workers in March. The largest grow came from…

Economy Shows Continuing Strength As Employers Add 242,000 Jobs In February

Economy Shows Continuing Strength As Employers Add 242,000 Jobs In February

The U.S. added 242,000 new non-farm jobs last month, a number besting some of the more optimistic of expectations and suggesting an economic resilience in the face of slowdowns in Asia and elsewhere. The report from the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics showed private employers created 245,000 new jobs, an increase…

Economy Shows Strength, Adding 214,000 Jobs

ADP graphic Feb 2016

The private sector added 214,000 new workers last month, according to this morning’s ADP National Employment Report. The increase handily beat forecasts, putting private job growth in the 190,000 range and boosted confidence the U.S. economy is still growing despite slowdowns elsewhere. Friday, the U.S. Labor Department will report the government’s detailed count of…

When It Comes to Feedback, Are Your Employees Ready for “Radical Candor?”

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Getting helpful feedback at work has always been a challenge. You hear from the boss immediately if you screw up. Otherwise, the annual performance review might be the first time a worker hears what they do well and what needs improving. Even then, it’s a challenge for a manager and a and subordinate, since…

Small Employers Could Be On the Hook For Health Care, Family Leave

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Every business that has contractors or temps supplied by another company needs to be alert for the likelihood the U.S. Department of Labor will find a joint employer relationship exists. This is as true for small employers as it is for the largest. A lengthy Administrator’s Interpretation issued last month by the Labor…