In a continuing effort to keep an eye on the ever-evolving workforce — especially as it relates to the flexible workforce and the “new world of work” — we are always on the lookout for current news stories, interesting tidbits and thoughtful commentary.
This week, we feature:
- Why the Silicon Valley is a hot spot for opportunity and economic recovery
- Nationally, reports signal slow growth moving forward
- How the white-collar contingent workforce offers a bright spot in the still-struggling job market
Here’s the latest scoop:
– In a decidedly upbeat Los Angeles Times article titled “What Recession? – It’s boom time in Silicon Valley,” find out more about what forces are in play to make this Bay Area region such a hot spot for jobs and economic opportunity. http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/la-fi-tech-boom-20110717,0,193060.story?
– According to an Associated Press story that was posted on SFGate.com this week, a respected private research group concludes the economy will proceed at a slow growth rate leading into fall (assuming the U.S. will not default on its debt). For more, visit http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/07/21/national/a070332D60.DTL
– While the job market and hiring outlook at large have yet to recover, it’s a good time to be working in the high-end of the flexible workforce. Check out this recent USA Today story titled “Fewer temp workers may signal dim hiring outlook” that has a silver lining for the white-collar flexible workforce. http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2011-07-08-drop-in-temp-jobs_n.htm
Join the conversation…we invite you to share your feedback, insight and experiences about these and other topics having to do with today’s “new world of work.”