April 02, 2014
No one grows up saying “Someday I hope to work in a mindless job that stifles my creativity and offers no potential for growth.” But sadly many people end up in that sort of work because they lack the skills to be hired for something more challenging.
But in a new study two professors from Du...
March 26, 2014
There are opportunities and challenges regarding the IT skills gap, but how do we actually solve this problem? Well, you might start with education--make two-year schools more attractive to IT candidates. Did you know that nearly 30 percent of Americans with an associate’s degree make more than tho...
March 19, 2014
Based on recent trends, Micro Tech Staffing advises hiring managers to incorporate flexible work models to accommodate for the high demand for engineering talent. A new survey of nearly 700 engineers reports that 61 percent may look for new engineering jobs in 2014. Of that group, 40 percent are a...
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CHANGES COMING IN THE MINIMUM WAGE?
In the competition to attract employers and create jobs, state governments usually try to create more tax incentives than their neighbors. But when it comes to raising the minimum wage, several New England states are actua...
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BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL RANKS MICROTECH
3rd LARGEST STAFFING FIRM IN MASSACHUSETTS
The list is out and Micro Tech Staffing stands as the largest privately held staffing firm in Massachusetts based upon the average number of temps supplied on a ...
ENCOURAGING SIGNS IN MANUFACTURING
The United States has gained just 568,000 manufacturing jobs since January of 2010, according to a report in the New York Times, a fraction of the nearly six million factory jobs lost from 2000 through 2009. Those national numbers are disappointing, but increasi...
As we begin a new year I wanted to take a moment to wish you well on behalf of all of us at Micro Tech Staffing. We began 2013 in uncertain economic and political conditions with a national unemployment rate hovering around 8 percent. During the year we witnessed debt negotiations and other issues...
LANDING THAT FULL-TIME JOB
For many people temporary work, short-term contracts with different employers is the preferred way to earn a living. But for workers who want something more permanent, receiving a full-time job offer is a big occasion. Working with a staffing firm is a proven way to a per...
THREE WORKPLACE TRENDS FOR 2014
Tis the season for predictions and workplace commentator Dan Schawbel recently came out with his list of things to watch for in 2014. Here are three we think you’ll find noteworthy.
More people turn to freelancing
Schawbel says that one-third of Americans are w...