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Salary Trends: Looking Bright(er) for the IE in 2012

June 7th, 2012

Things are looking up – finally! – for salaries in the Inland Empire in 2012. PayScale.com reported in April that the first quarter of 2012 saw wages rise in Riverside County by about one percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. This was the second highest growth from quarter to quarter since the peak… Read More »

Unemployment in the Inland Empire

March 28th, 2012

The unemployment rate in the Inland Empire (San Bernardino and Riverside counties) went up slightly in January to 12.4  (the latest figures available), but the number of jobs added increased compared to January 2011, according to a March 10 article on the Coachella Valley newspaper, MyDesert.com. The article reports on the California Employment Development Department’s… Read More »

Training Unskilled Workers

March 21st, 2012

Many skilled labor jobs (skilled machinists, electricians, welders or mechanics) are going unfilled today due to the fact that there aren’t enough workers who have the training needed to take on these well-paying and much-needed positions. As a result, more and more companies throughout the country, as well as in the Inland Empire, are taking… Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Sees Growth in 2012

February 29th, 2012

Earlier this year we wrote about the potential job market for the Inland Empire in 2012. San Bernardino and Riverside counties are full of distribution centers and manufacturers, so we thought it would be interesting to see where manufacturing in the country as a whole is headed. Bloomberg.com reported Dec. 6 that a survey by… Read More »

Are You Being TOO Picky When Hiring?

January 18th, 2012

Are you having a hard time finding skilled and reliable workers? If so, you’re not alone. The Wall Street Journal in November reported that the “U.S. labor pool has nearly 14 million unemployed workers, yet more small businesses complain about the dearth of qualified workers.” Many employers, the article continued, “blame” the “poor” U.S. educational… Read More »

Finding Work in a Tough Job Market

January 11th, 2012

Although we talked last week and the week before about how the Inland Empire job market is slowly improving and is expected to do so throughout this year and next, we know how tough it is out there for our candidates to find work. After all, combined, Riverside and San Bernardino counties have one of… Read More »

Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook, Part 2

January 4th, 2012

We talked in last week’s post a bit about the job outlook for the Inland Empire in 2012. Let’s talk some more, because the news is getting better. Here’s a sampling of some recent news reports on the subject of employment in San Bernardino and Riverside counties this year. A December 20 report on InlandNewsToday.com… Read More »

Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook

December 28th, 2011

Finally, some good news! As you well know, the Inland Empire area of Southern California (Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the communities of Ontario, San Bernardino, Redlands, Palm Springs, Temecula, Riverside and Moreno Valley) were exceptionally hard hit by the Great Recession, with unemployment remaining in the low double digits for months (and only… Read More »