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Attracting and keeping top millennial talent is a burning issue for leaders. Millennials are 35% of the workforce. By 2020 they’ll be 46% of the working population.  Yet many organizations struggle to attract, and retain, top millennial talent.  Elizabeth, a millennial, wrote this letter, to share insights about what top-performing millennials want and how leaders can ignite the “energy of a thousand suns.”

June 02, 2017

“Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong,” said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. “Even so, they had to keep employees on the job for more hours because they could not find enough qualified people to hire.”

April 21, 2017

Mark Rogers, whose family owns three Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurants in Colorado, used to pay his staff a $100 bonus if they recruited an hourly worker who stayed on the job for a year. That bonus now runs $500 for finding someone who stays around just three months. Rogers has brought in workers from other states, turned to recruiters and boosted manager salaries to fend off competitors.

Now that 2017 has arrived, many job seekers will have vowed to put extra effort into finding a new and better job. Some of those may even be open to moving to new cities in order to do so.  In putting together its study, WalletHub compared 150 of the most populated U.S. cities across 23 key indicators of job-market strength. 

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