Industry News for the week of April 29

In an effort to keep our clients and followers well informed about important industry information and happenings that could affect their business, we will be posting our Beeline Weekly Roundup every Friday.

This week in the industry…

Japan – Unemployment Drops Surprisingly (via Staffing Industry Analysts) Last month, Japan’s unemployment eased, showing a decline in joblessness coinciding with improvement in the availability of jobs. Economists are excited as this good news is shared, showing sings to a recovering Japanese economy. Our team’s very own Michael Magevney was ahead of the curve, discussing Japan’s contingent workers in a Beeline blog post from January.

Forbes Asks: Is Coworking a Fad or the Future? Why We Should Know the Answer (via OfficingToday) According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020, 40% of the US workforce is going to be part of the flexible workforce. This means that 65 million Americans will be freelancers, temps and independent contractors. How will coworking and cowork spaces play into the ever-growing flexible workforce? Only time may tell.

US Temp Jobs Total Climbs in April (via Staffing Industry Analysts) According to the BLS report released this morning, temp workers rose by 30,800 in April, continuing the upward month-over-month trend. The unemployment rate as a whole dropped a tenth of a percent this month, now sitting at 7.5%.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings.

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