Here’s quick snapshot of news around the industry!

Around the IT Industry:

According to Modis:

  • Galaxy S III Bug Allows Access to Personal Data on Locked Phones
  • Yahoo Mail Accounts Being Hacked Relentlessly
  • Microsoft Will Allow Office 2013 Licenses to Transfer to New PCs
  • Bill Planned to Reverse the Ban on Phone Unlocking
  • Google Says the FBI is Secretly Spying on Customers

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Around the Staffing Industry:

With the new BLS report just released for February 2013, we can see that 236,000 jobs were added and that the unemployment rate decreased down to 7.7%. This is the lowest unemployment rate since 2008.  Keep in mind though that it is due to a combination of people taking new jobs and 130,000 people dropping out of the labor force.  Adecco adds their insight to the BLS report  here:

The U.S. temporary help services industry gained 16,000 jobs this past February and while the overall unemployment rate went down, it went up for college graduates. Read more here:

Job search traffic surged in January putting as the most visited job site even over Monster and CareerBuilder. Read here for more details:

Around the Government:

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that there will be 750,000 fewer jobs with sequestration than without it in 2013. Read more here:

Talent Management:

Telecommuting is the big topic in talent management. What do you think the future of telecommuting is? Jennifer Kahn with Talent Management discusses that here:

There’s a new survey out by Cancer and Careers and Harris Interactive that shows 80% of cancer patients and survivors feels that continued work aids recovery but need a better work life balance.

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