John Zappe

About the Author

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John Zappe is Editor of The Fordyce Letter and a Contributing Editor to ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. Never a recruiter, he instead built online employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. 

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with digital content operations, focusing on audience development and content marketing. And when he's not doing either, he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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It’s Not a Surprise, But We’re Now in a Candidate-Driven Job Market

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Permanent and temporary placements will continue strong through the end of the year, and may even increase, as more companies are reporting plans to add headcount. Forecasts from CareerBuilder and Manpower show more employers plan to add staff — permanent, full-time, temp and contract — by the end of the year than was…

It’s a Candidate-Driven Market That is Only Getting More Competitive

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Perm and temp placements will continue strong through the end of the year and may even increase, as more companies are reporting plans to add headcount. Forecasts from CareerBuilder and Manpower show more employers plan to add staff — permanent, full-time, temp and contract — by the end of the year than was…

Temp Keeps Growing As Nation Adds 223,000 Jobs In June

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Employment agencies were among the biggest contributors last month to the 223,000 new jobs added to the U.S. economy. Temp agencies grew their workforce by 19,800, while placement services and registries added another 9,300 jobs. The report this morning from the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said that overall, the nation’s service…

U.S. Adds 223,000 New Jobs, Unemployment Rate Drops and Labor Force Shrinks

The U.S. economy added 223,000 jobs in June, all of them created by the private sector and almost none of them by the nation’s goods producers. Unemployment fell to 5.3 percent. This morning’s jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department was below the 233,000 consensus estimates of labor economists, but not so much…

ADP Says Small Businesses Powered June’s 237,000 New Jobs

ADP June 2015 report

Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. June’s job growth handily exceeded consensus estimates by labor economists….

Strong Private Sector Job Growth In June Adds 237,000 Workers; Small Businesses Lead the Way

ADP June 2015 report

Small businesses again led the way to the largest number of new private sector jobs to be created in six months. The ADP National Employment Report counted 237,000 new jobs in June, 120,000 of them created at companies with fewer than 50 employees. The sector that includes temp workers and some of the…

They May be Slipping, But Job Boards Are Still the Top Way to Find a Job

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As more than one survey has pointed out, job boards are far from dead. The latest survey, from the International Association of Employment Web Sites, shows applying to a job posted on a commercial site is still the leading way some job seekers find work, with nearly 25 percent saying they “responded to…