The LEAP Report® – January Edition

Posted on March 6, 2017 by LEAPROS™ The LEAP Report®

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Thank you for reviewing our monthly employment report designed for Local Employers And Professionals (LEAP®), as our mission is to bring innovation and a heightened level of integrity to our industry.  This complimentary resource provides the latest information about the Southern California job market, along with cutting-edge education and job search materials for the disciplines we serve.  If you would like to be added or removed from our monthly mailing list, please let us know.

Job Market Perspective

F.A.I.T.H. Resources hopes you had a joyous holiday season and you're off to a great start in the new year.  The U.S. economy is certainly off to a strong start, fueled in part by momentum started in the third quarter of 2016 -- and supported by strong consumer spending and anticipated regulatory reforms, tax cuts, and increased corporate spending.  The industrial side of the economy that experienced lackluster performance throughout the year, is now beginning to stabilize according to the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.  Mergers and acquisitions activity that reached an eight-year high in 2016, is expected to accelerate in 2017, driven by tech disruptions, an abundance of available capital, foreign buyers, and investor pressure for corporate growth.  Large company CFOs are optimistic about the U.S. economy and their own company performance, according to a new survey published by Deloitte.  According to this survey, CFOs expect competition and higher wages for highly-skilled talent, but are mixed on whether staffing will rise or fall.  What’s more, financial executives are expecting less gridlock and significant policy changes on the horizon. 

The local economic forecast is also looking positive.  According to a recent report published by Chapman University, Orange County will outperform both the state and the nation this year, with 2.5 percent job growth.  The construction and service sectors are expected to be the largest job creators, and unemployment levels are expected to remain relatively low.

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Knowledge Pad
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