Cheddar: It's a good time to be looking for a job, said Glassdoor's chief economist Andrew Chamberlain, as unemployment fell to 3.8 percent, its lowest level in 18 years. "These very tight labor markets are putting you in a strong bargaining position with employers," Chamberlain said in an interview Friday with Cheddar after the May jobs report was released. The economy added 223,000 last month, more than the expected 188,000. And with so many people working, and employers still looking to fill positions, those available workers are in high demand, Chamberlain said. Investors also applauded the jobs growth Friday, as stocks rallied, but Chamberlain said he was skeptical the news was positive for equities.
Forbes: The Human Vaccines Project, where I serve as president and CEO, has a mission to decode the human immune system to help scientists understand how it fights disease. The information will then be used to accelerate the development of better vaccines and immunotherapies that will save millions of lives. Imagine if we could harness the power of the human immune system to not only tackle major infectious pandemics like influenza, but also prevent and control chronic diseases like cancer, allergies, heart disease and potentially even Alzheimer’s. Until recently, attempting to understand the human immune system was sheer fantasy due to its vast size and complexity. However, technological advances have provided the tools necessary to undertake this unprecedented effort, allowing us to inch closer to transforming the future of human health. We knew we wouldn’t be able to accomplish this alone, so the organization has assembled leading academic research centers, industrial partners, nonprofits and governments to address the primary barriers and work towards a common goal of decoding the immune system.
GeekWire: Seattle is a leading destination when it comes to U.S. cities where people are most interested in moving for work, but it still trails several others, including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and more. That finding is among many in a new economic research study out today from Glassdoor, the job and recruiting website. The study, Metro Movers: Where Are Americans Moving for Jobs, And Is It Worth It?, identifies, among other things, where job applicants are most interested in moving, where they’re interested in leaving, and which factors drive people to move for a new job. The study is based on a sample of more than 668,000 online job applications started on Glassdoor during a one week period, from Jan. 8-14, for the 40 largest metro areas in the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal: Online jobs portal Glassdoor Inc. said late Tuesday it agreed to be bought by Japan’s Recruit Holdings Co. for $1.2 billion in an all-cash deal, the latest in a string of overseas acquisitions by Japanese companies. Tokyo-based Recruit Holdings, a human-resources company, plans to operate privately held Glassdoor, which launched in 2008, as a separate part of its growing HR technology business segment, Glassdoor said in a news release. Aside from offering jobs and recruiting services, Glassdoor enables the posting of employee reviews of companies. “I look forward to leading Glassdoor through this exciting new chapter, and to exploring ways to use our combined resources and assets to benefit job seekers, employees and employers once the deal closes,” said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor’s chief executive and co-founder, in the release. Mr. Hohman will continue to lead the company following the deal, Mill Valley, Calif.-based Glassdoor said.
Forbes: Launching a great product is an important first step, according to Austin Allison, founder and general manager of dotloop. And once your customer base starts growing, that’s even better. Next up: turning customers into loyal clients who love your product and use it more and more. To ensure your product stays relevant and creates passionate customers, you must focus on your customers’ needs and never stop working to improve their experience. While this requires continuous innovation, growth and adaption, collaboration should be central to your strategy... The real estate industry is now starting to embrace the benefits of integrations to streamline business and improve day-to-day operations. And this model is one that I believe can be successfully adopted, regardless of industry.
IAVIReport: As this particularly severe flu season winds down in the Northern hemisphere, parents, doctors, and scientists are once again reminded just how serious this bug can be. Imagine it 50 million times worse. It was once so: this year marks the centennial anniversary of the H1N1 Spanish flu pandemic, which lasted from January 1918 to December 1920. That flu infected 500 million people and killed more people in a single year than in four years during the worst outbreak of the Plague. While public health officials are rattled by this flu season, they remain haunted by the specter of another pandemic. It is not a matter of if another pandemic will strike, but when, and how ready we can be.