A Note from Q Works
This article is an overview on what we are currently experiencing in the employment market in terms of recruiting and hiring trends.  As always, as your recruiting partner, we hope to provide not only insight, but also assist with overcoming challenges.

We hope you find our observations helpful and welcome any feedback as always. 

Michael Clegg, Managing Partner
Recruiting Solutions Team
Melissa Coleman,
Account Director,  Lighting Industry 

Bertina Brase,  bbb@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive,  Machinery & Equipment, and Industrial Automation Industries 
Katie Trippe, kpt@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive/ Operations Director, Machinery & Equipment, Engineering Services and Plastics Manufacturing Industries

Iris Winkelbauer-Hoelzl, imw@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive, European companies doing business in the US

Silvia Gray,  spg@qworksgroup.com
Account Executive, Automotive Industry 

Angie Barnes, amb@qworksgoup.com 
Candidate Success Manager

Michael Clegg,  
Managing Partner, Technology Industry

As we hit the midpoint of Q3, it is a good time to reiterate some key recruiting trends to keep an eye on as the labor market and economy continue to flourish. If you partner with an external recruiting firm, it is important to make sure they have a finger on the pulse of what is happening with both job candidates and the overall employment landscape.  Therefore, we have created a snapshot of some of the trends impacting the recruiting and HR fields at this time.  By sharing this information with our client companies, we are better able to express our strategy in locating the best-fit candidates in such a tight market space.

1.  The unemployment rate is still incredibly low hovering around 4%. As this trend continues, we will remain in an extreme candidate driven market.  New jobs are being created at a historically fast pace, continuing the nine-year-old economic expansion. Good news for the economy, but challenging news when trying to fill these jobs, especially highly skilled, technical positions.
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