Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019

Congress is working to pass nine of the 12 appropriations bills before the end of the fiscal year, including the bill impacting federal employee pay, but challenges remain.

The House of Representatives (Jan. 3 file photo).With the start of the 2019 Fiscal Year (FY) only a few weeks away, Congress has been actively working on appropriations bills, passing them in small groups, each called a “minibus,” after President Trump expressed displeasure in the spring at signing an omnibus appropriations bill, consisting of all 12 delayed FY18 bills, and stated that he would never do that again. Continue reading “Update on Government Funding for Fiscal Year 2019”

Hiring Continued to Expand in August

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on September 12, 2018

Handshake in an officeHiring continued to expand across U.S. industries in August, according to the LinkedIn Workforce Report. The greatest annual gains were seen in agriculture, transport and logistics, and energy and mining. Rebounds were seen in Houston, where hiring rose 20.3% in August from a year ago when Hurricane Harvey hit. The retail industry’s death may have been exaggerated — with reports of outright shortages of retail workers in cities such as New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Here’s what people are saying.