A study by online job site CareerBuilder found that candidates who had a bad experience when applying for a position are less likely to seek employment at that company again. They are also more likely to discourage friends and family from applying or even purchasing products from that company. Overall, more than one in four workers have had a bad experience when applying for a job.
It’s widely believed in policy circles that technology creates jobs around the U.S., especially outside the startup-happy zone of Silicon Valley. But, searching for statistical nuggets in a needlestack of words is daunting–and a little boring. So, technology lobby, Engine Advocacy, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, are here to inform and dazzle you with multi-colored graphs (plus some egregious copy and pasting on our part) [PDF].
Simply Hired® today released its August 2012 Employment Outlook, which reports nationwide job openings increased in July, with a 4.5% increase from June. Job openings increased in all 50 of the major metros, with Grand Rapids (9%) and Cleveland & Akron and Salt Lake City (both 8%, respectively) showing the largest increases.
Job openings increased in 14 of 18 industries in July. The largest growth came from hospitality (11%) and non-profit (9%). Occupations experiencing the largest growth in job openings were law enforcement, fire and safety (15.8%) and engineers (excluding computer) (14.1%).
Design-oriented flash sales site Fab has raised $105 million in new funding, the company announced today. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and was subsequently confirmed by Fab CEO Jason Goldberg in a detailed blog post.
You can’t say we didn’t warn you: TechCrunch editor extraordinaire Alexia Tsotsis reported just over a month ago that Fab was raising some $100 million in new funds at a $700 million pre-money valuation.
If you have a LinkedIn account, now would be a good time to change your password.
Via Mashable …
It’s not a good day for LinkedIn. After reports that its iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending detailed calendar entries to its servers, comes a report that 6.46 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have leaked online.
According to a recently released research report by Gartner, the SaaS industry is set to reach about $14.5 billion worldwide this year.
After more than a decade of use, adoption of SaaS continues to grow and evolve regionally within the enterprise application markets,” said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner. “Increasing familiarity with the SaaS model, continued oversight on IT budgets, the growth of platform as a service (PaaS) developer communities and interest in cloud computing are now driving adoption forward.”
Hirebridge has exclusively been providing its software as a hosted solution since the company’s inception in 2000 and has experienced explosive growth over the past three years.