6.15.2018

The Alaant Loop: Independent Thinking, Trade War Threatens Job Growth, and More

Independent Thinking, Trade War Threatens Job Growth, and More
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The Alaant Loop is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

4 Ways to be an Independent Thinker in the Workplace

4 Ways to be an Independent Thinker in the Workplace

By: Maddy O’Rourke via the Alaant Blog

As we enjoy the start of summer and look forward to celebrating the country’s independence (#July4!), many young people are starting a new chapter of independence in their lives as well. It’s the time of year when high school grads are gearing up to…

U.S. Economy Growing at Steady Pace, but Threats Include Trade War

U.S. Economy Growing at Steady Pace, but Threats Include Trade War

via Staffing Industry Analysts

The US economy is growing at a steady pace, but there are potential threats that could affect it, according to the University of California Los Angeles Anderson Forecast second-quarter report for 2018. Those threats include a trade war with US trading...

Young Adults Must Find Their Own Way

Young Adults Must Find Their Own Way

By: Rose Miller via The Times Union

This month, thousands of students will be returning home after graduation. The grown-up child has been living independently for the past year or years and is now returning to the nest. It may be easier for the parents to keep treating the young adult as they did...

Deaths of Chef, Fashion Designer Start National Dialogue on Suicide, Depression

Deaths of Chef, Fashion Designer Start National Dialogue on Suicide, Depression

By: Kathy Gurchiek via SHRM.org

Anthony Bourdain, chef and Emmy award-winning host of CNN's "Parts Unknown," was found dead of an apparent suicide in his hotel room in France today. His death comes three days after the suicide of fashion designer Kate Spade. 

Why Middle-aged Women with Kids Make the Best Employees

Why Middle-aged Women with Kids Make the Best Employees

By: Allison Pearson via NY Post

Hero pilot who landed Southwest plane was once turned down by the Air Force. If the engine on your plane suddenly explodes in midair, shooting shrapnel into the aircraft, you need the right kind of guy at the controls to bring you safely home. He just happened to be a middle-aged woman.

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Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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