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Monthly Hiring Report

February Hiring Report. As we kick off the celebration of African-American History Month, we would like to also share with you the latest Hiring Report. This is a great time to learn about important African-American leaders such as Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Sojourner Truth, and Maya Angelou, to name a few. Let us know how you plan to celebrate African-American History Month? The month of February showed 200,000 jobs added according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.  Unemployment is remains at 4.1%. The industries that added the most jobs include Education and Health Services (38,000), Construction (36,000), Leisure and Hospitality (35,000), and…

Monthly Hiring Report

January Hiring Report The January Monthly Hiring Report has arrived. We open the new year with 148,000 jobs added, according to the January U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report.  Unemployment is slightly lower at 4.1% versus last month's report. Most of the job gains were in construction,  30,000, leisure and hospitality, 29,000, and education and health services, 28,000. Job losses were mainly in Retail trade, - (20,000) and utilities, - (1,000). The tech skill of the month is Network Operations Center (NOC) with 243,982 job postings. Career Builder reports an estimated 68,158 candidates who are actively seeking an opportunity in this area. If you're an IT hiring manager seeking to fill this role or any…

DIVERSANT Arizona Team Buys Gifts & Clothing for 40 Children

The holiday season can be a tough time for some families, especially those who are struggling financially. The pressure of finding the funds to buy gifts so that their children can have a great Christmas can add another level of stress. At Nevitt Elementary, a local Title 1 school in Tempe, Arizona, the staff of the school tries to help alleviate some of this stress for the parents of their students. Each year, the school asks the parents to send in Christmas Angel requests for presents and clothing that are needed but they can't otherwise afford. This year, Nevitt Elementary…

Minnesota Gives the Best Christmas Ever to a Local Family!

Making a positive impact by helping others is what our Minnesota team was determined to do this holiday season. This year, the team decided to link up with the Best Christmas Ever (BCE) which is an organization comprised of a group of friends and local businesses. The BCE movement started in 2011 "to help just 1 family in a major way by giving them the Best Christmas Ever!  In 2017, BCE delivered Christmas cheer to 100 families. To support this cause, our Minnesota team kicked off a fundraiser which brought in $1,600 worth of donations and gifts. The team was able to…

Our San Francisco Team Volunteers with Project Open Hand

The holiday season is a perfect time to volunteer for rewarding causes and our San Francisco, CA team did just that. The local team, led by David Eddings, managing director, put in the extra hours with Project Open Hand, a California based non-profit organization that "provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors." This group serves San Francisco and Alameda Counties working with more than 125 volunteers on a daily basis to make sure the community is served with meals and groceries. Their focus is to take care of community clients who struggle with "serious illnesses, isolation, or the health challenges of aging." "Team…

Why You Should Apply For Your Next IT Job Over The Holidays

By, Nick Lombard, Sr. Analyst with DIVERSANT, one of the top largest IT staffing firms in the U.S. Now's not the time to close your laptop, crank up the holiday tunes, and pour yourself a glass of eggnog – IT jobs are in high demand and exponential growth rates for employment expected nationwide in the upcoming year.  In fact, it's currently one of the best times for you to apply for your next IT job. But, hey, nobody’s saying you can’t sip some eggnog while filling out those applications. According to Deb Margl, National Vice President of Recruiting at DIVERSANT,…

D.C. Area Team Volunteers to Provide Gifts for Local Families

Our Washington, D.C. office, the newest office location for the firm, didn't waste any time in getting out to help the local community. The team pulled together to volunteer with The Salvation Army Arlington to help organize and package gifts for local families.  The Angel Tree Program has been operating for 35 years to make sure that children of struggling families can also enjoy the holiday season.  The organization is "one of the largest in-kind corporate giving programs in the National Capital area." "We had a blast last night!," mentioned Matt Tartaglia, managing director for the local office. "It was a great experience to work with these wonderful…

Monthly Hiring Report

November Hiring Report Welcome or our November Monthly Hiring Report.  Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 in October per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Unemployment is now 4.1%, a little lower than the previous month. Job gains were led by the leisure and hospitality, 106,000, followed by Professional and Business Services, 50,000, and Education and Health Services with job adds of 41,000. Notable job losses were in Retail Trade which dipped by (-8,000) and Information which declined by (-1,000). The tech skill highlight for this month is User (UX) Experience with 512,827 job postings. Career Builder reports an estimated 96,405 candidates are actively seeking jobs in this…

DIVERSANT Announces Jack Cullen as New Member of Board of Directors

New Jersey-based DIVERSANT, the fastest growing African-American owned IT staffing firm in the U.S., announces the appointment of a new officer to its Board of Directors. The new member is Jack Cullen, a 30 plus year veteran of the Staffing Industry. DIVERSANT has been named as one of 2017 Largest IT Staffing Firms in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analyst. DIVERSANT’s Board is comprised of industry leaders and business experts who provide advice and counsel on matters pertaining to commercial development and strategic planning. “Jack brings a high-level of leadership and industry expertise to our organization. We are truly honored…

Monthly Hiring Report

October Hiring Report The October Monthly Hiring Report has arrived. As expected after effects from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a job change of (-33,000) for September. Unemployment is a 4.2%, slightly lower than the previous month. Majority job declines were in leisure and hospitality (-111,000), and information (-9,000). Job gains were led by education and health services, 27,000, professional and business services, 13,000, and financial activities, 10,000. The tech skill that's in high demand this month is Database Administrators with 111,381 job postings. Career Builder reports an estimated 25,222 candidates are actively seeking jobs in this area. If your company is having a…