Author Archives: Rebecca Cook

Update from the Executive Director

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Welcome back to Kelley!  We are excited to have you here, both physically and virtually, and look forward to working with you this year on everything career related.

The hiring market has definitely changed due to COVID-19.  Certain industries have …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (5/4/20)

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Where we are at:  Not much has changed since last week in terms of seeing dire numbers from the weekly unemployment filings.  We are currently at an unprecedented 30 million people who have filed for unemployment over the past six …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (4/27/20)

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Where we are at:  We continued to see large unemployment filings last week, now totaling over 26 million people who have filed for unemployment in the last five weeks.  This week will likely continue to increase, although probably not quite …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (4/20/20)

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Where we are at:  Another week, similar story to what we’ve been seeing over the past few weeks.  There are now over 22 million people who have filed for unemployment in the past four weeks and another 4+ million are …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (4/13/20)

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Where we are at:  We continued to see a big increase in the new weekly unemployment filings last Thursday, bringing the total unemployment filings for the past three weeks to around 17 million.  Something like this peak has never been …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (4/6/20)

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Where we are at:  Every week, a new adventure.  This past week saw a HUGE increase in the new weekly unemployment filings, hitting 6.6 million for the week and now close to 10 million for the past two weeks combined.  …

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Job Market Watch – Weekly Update (3/30/20)

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Where we are at:  It’s been an interesting ride the past few weeks with fears increasing around COVID-19, states essentially shutting down a lot of companies and the stock markets swinging to new highs and lows, depending on the day.  …

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