John Zappe

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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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Jobs Grow by 156K in December; Wages Take Jump

Ending the year much as it began, employers hired a modest 156,000 new workers in December, bringing the total for 2016 to 2.16 million new jobs. In 2015, employers added 2.74 million. While this morning’s jobs estimate from the Labor Department came in lower than the 180,000 analysts in a Bloomberg survey were…

Wages Jump As Jobs Grew Modestly In December

Ending the year much as it began, employers hired a modest 156,000 new workers in December, bringing the total for 2016 to 2.16 million new jobs. In 2015, employers added 2.74 million. While this morning’s jobs estimate from the Labor Department came in lower than the 180,000 analysts in a Bloomberg survey were…

DOL Sues to Get Google Comp Info

Google is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly failing to turnover documents relating to compensation of employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The suit announced today charges that Google provided a September 1,  2015 “compensation snapshot,” but has refused to turnover other data the government wants, including job and…

Google Sued By OFCCP Over Comp Data

Google is being sued by the Department of Labor for allegedly failing to turnover documents relating to compensation of employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The suit announced today charges that Google provided a Sept. 1,  2015 “compensation snapshot,” but has refused to turnover other data the government wants, including job and salary…

IT Fails to Plan; Disney Doesn’t Want You Pointing and Gossip Is How They Find Out

Sure it’s hard to recruit software developers and other tech professionals. There’s just not enough of them to meet the demand.So knowing that, what do you do? You wait until the last minute to begin recruiting them. That’s what a TEK Systems survey of IT leaders found. When a project is planned or…

Unemployment, Hourly Pay Decline In November; Employers Add 178,000 Jobs

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6 percent. Today’s monthly report from the U.S. Department of Labor showed private-sector employers added 156,000 jobs. The service sector accounted for 139,000. Goods producers accounted…

Jobs Up 178,000 In November; Unemployment Takes Sharp Drop

U.S. employers added 178,000 new non-farm jobs during November, according to a government employment report that’s only surprise was a sharp decline in the unemployment rate to 4.6%. Today’s monthly report from the Department of Labor showed private sector employers added 156,000 jobs. The service sector accounted for 139,000. Goods producers accounted for…

ADP Report: Employers Added 216,000 More Jobs This Month

Private-sector employers hired nearly 100,000 more workers this month than in October, adding 216,000 more workers, almost all of them in the services sector. HR services and payroll processor ADP and its partner, Moody’s Analytics, reported this morning that consumer-driven hiring especially by mid-size and large employers fueled the growth. Hiring was strong…

Private Sector Hiring Soared to 216,000 This Month

Private sector hiring soared in November as employers added 216,000 new workers, just shy of 100,000 than the 119,000 hired in October. HR services and payroll processor ADP and its partner, Moody’s Analytics, reported this morning that consumer-driven hiring especially by mid-size and large employers fueled the growth. Hiring was strong in most…

Zenefits Fined $7 Million By California Regulators

Zenefits, the freemium HR administration platform for small businesses, has been fined $7 million in a settlement reached with California’s insurance department. It’s the largest penalty so far assessed against the software startup, and one of the largest penalties ever levied by California insurance regulators. The state’s insurance department said half the penalty…

Judge Suspends Overtime Rule

A federal district court judge issued an order Tuesday temporarily stopping new rules on overtime pay from taking effect. Beginning Dec. 1, employers would have had to pay overtime to an estimated 4 million salaried workers earning less than $913 a week. The U.S. Labor Department last spring raised the salary threshold for…

Wages Jump In October As Employers Add 161,000 New Workers

Wages were the October economic surprise as a government report this morning said average annual hourly pay increased to 2.8% during the month, while employers added 161,000 workers to their payrolls and unemployment dipped to 4.9%. Both job growth and the unemployment rate were largely in line with what economists were expecting. The…

ADP Report: Private Employers Added 147,000 Workers In October

ADP said private employers added 147,000 new workers to the payrolls last month, the smallest private sector jobs increase reported by the payroll processing and HR services company since April. Economists were expecting the ADP National Employment Report would show an increase in the range of 165,000 to about 170,000. However, ADP, and…

Private Sector Jobs Grow By 147,000 In October

ADP said private employers added 147,000 new workers to the payrolls last month, the smallest private sector jobs increase reported by the payroll processing and HR services company since April. Economists were expecting the ADP National Employment Report would show an increase in the range of 165,000 to about 170,000. However, ADP, and…