A group of leading economists, including CU Boulder economist Dr. Richard L. Wobbekind, anticipates another positive year for Colorado’s economy and job growth in 2013. In a recent interview on NPR, Wobbekind discussed Colorado’s incredible economic growth throughout 2013, as well as the Colorado Business Economic Outlook for 2013, an industry-specific forecast of the state’s economy.
Although the national economy has been moving as slow as a tortoise, Colorado’s economy has been booming by comparison, defying economists’ expectations. Forecasts for 2012 predicted 23,000 jobs would be added. After a strong growth spurt in the middle of the year, Wobbekind and other economists updated the estimate to 35,000 jobs. Actual job growth exceeded even that number, with approximately 45,000 jobs created by the year’s end.
For the Denver Business Journal –By Stephanie Klein
When you’ve decided to look for a new job, and have worked diligently to secure an offer, having that offer in hand can lead you to believe your search is over. In reality, you’re not done yet. After receiving an offer, it is not uncommon to receive a counter offer from your current employer. Among HR and recruitment experts, conventional wisdom is that accepting a counter offer is career suicide, period. While most recruiters typically support this notion, many report experiencing an above-average incidence of it happening in the last several quarters. Why is there an increase? Is it still a bad idea to accept a counter offer? Let’s look at the factors contributing to this trend and how both candidates and employers can address it.
Due to the sluggish job economy, some job seekers are resorting to nontraditional methods to stand out; for instance, some are creating interactive resumes, renting billboards, even auctioning their services on e-bay. Meanwhile, others are trying to fit in by ditching provocative wardrobes or removing visible tattoos. But if you lack the singing skills needed to post a music video on YouTube—or have a low pain tolerance—the good news is a little altruism can go a long way in helping you land the job of your dreams.
When you are looking to attract better qualified job candidates, there are many benchmarks employers expect applicants to meet that aren’t always communicated. Some familiar expectations include what should be in a resume and how it should be delivered. What many employers don’t realize, though, is through their job posting, they can appear confused about who they are, and exactly what they desire in a potential employee. To see what we mean, look no further than the average job posting.
Colorado business leaders are feeling confident about the 2012 economy, according to the Experience Factor Market Pulse survey results released today. One hundred business leaders responded to the survey, which polled executives on the prospects of the 2012 Colorado economy and whether firms will be hiring, among other issues.