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How did the shutdown affected the January jobs report?


PBS: The U.S. economy gained jobs for the 100th straight month, adding 304,000 jobs in January. The unemployment rate rose to 4 percent from 3.9 percent in December, but that uptick appeared to be a temporary result of the month-long government shutdown. “Despite fears of the federal government shutdown derailing the job market, we still have a strong underlying economy,” said Andrew Chamberlain, the chief economist at the jobs website

Here's how much the typical worker earns in America's 10 biggest cities


Business Insider: Low unemployment usually results in fast wage growth. But although 2018 saw unemployment in the US fall below 4% for the first time since 2000 and added jobs for a record-setting 91st consecutive month in April, wage growth was "sluggish" for the year, Business Insider's Rich Feloni previously reported. However, Glassdoor's latest Local Pay Report shows that wage growth has started strong in 2019. The national median base pay is currently $52,964 — an increase of 2.3% year-over-year. "The positive wage growth we see is consistent with the increasingly tight labor market, where employers are continuing to raise wages to attract scarce workers," states the report.

How to Craft Compelling Communications


AdCouncil AdLibbing: Any time spokespeople are fielding questions from stakeholders, including in interviews, key messages play two vital roles. One, they are the elevator pitch, the essence of what spokespeople need to convey. And two, they offer the answer key for just about any question that may come up, which also ensures campaign representatives sing from the same song sheet. Make your message house the heart of all your communications, writes Melody Kimmel of MK Media Training LLC .

What I’ve Learned From Our 15 Acquisitions


Medium: Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be a terrific accelerant, allowing a business to accomplish something it could do on its own, but that may have taken years, writes Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group. While M&A can be a huge boost to your ambitions, getting it right is complex. No matter how well executed, M&A is challenging — from the lawyers and regulatory reviews to integrating cultures and working toward a shared mission. Nearly all of our 15 acquisitions have propelled our business forward, and I’ve learned a ton along the way that guides our approach to M&A today.

Why the increase in the unemployment rate in December is good news for the economy


MarketWatch: The economy can always count on recent high-school or college graduates to enter the labor force, but a strong job market is more likely to entice moms at home, retired people or even those who’ve been receiving disability payments to return to work. “They see a strong economy, and over the holidays it pulls people in,” said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist of Glassdoor, a labor-market research firm.

Facebook no longer the top place to work in America


CBS MoneyWatch:  A year ago, Facebook touted its ranking as the top employer in the U.S. by employment site Glassdoor. How things have changed in 2018. A year later, Facebook has slid to No. 7 on Glassdoor's annual ranking of employers, which is based on thousands of employee reviews of senior management, compensation and other workplace concerns. Several employers including In-And-Out Burger pulled ahead of the social media giant, Glassdoor said.

Here Are The Best Places To Work In Canada In 2019, According To Glassdoor


HuffPost Canada:  If your 2019 resolutions include getting a new job, you'll want to consider companies where the employees themselves are happy overall. Employer review site Glassdoor has released its list of the 25 best places to work in Canada, for businesses with 1,000 employees or more. The companies hail from a wide range of industries, including the retail, technology, health care, restaurant and finance sectors.

‘Colour is crucial’: Capsule choice more than a brand statement


in-PharmaTechnologist:  The colour of a capsule can play an important role in the safety of a product and provide consumers with intuitive information for dosage, according to Nicolas Madit of Lonza. It could be seen as a minor aspect of the drug development process, given the time and expense that goes into the discovery of a drug that is effective for a particular condition, bu thte choice of colour for the capsule or pill holds greater significance than first meets the eye.