John Zappe

About the Author

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John Zappe is contributing editor of ERE.net, 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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Sorry You Had to Work Today

Did you get to work today wondering where everyone is? Wondering why you’re the only one there, and regretting now that unlimited vacation benefit idea of yours? We can’t do anything about that, but TLNT can help you get through the day, which, in case you need reminding, is the start of a…

4.2 Million More Workers Must Be Paid OT

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

DOL Announces New OT Rules; 4.2 Million Workers Affected

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced tomorrow, starting a countdown to December 1 when companies must begin paying overtime…

Job Growth Slows In April

Employers slowed their hiring in April, adding a seasonally adjusted 160,000 new non-farm jobs, the smallest increase since September. Economists had been expecting a much larger gain of about 200,000 jobs. The monthly U.S. Labor Department report released this morning also put the unemployment rate at 5 percent, unchanged from March, and not…

Is a Hiring Slowdown Underway?

Has the global economic slowdown reached American shores? Analysts are pondering that question in the wake of this morning’s ADP National Employment Report that put private sector job growth in April at 156,000, the smallest monthly increase in three years. Labor economists surveyed prior to the report anticipated an increase around 200,000, which…

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…