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Talent Acquisition

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U.S. payrolls increased by 206,000 in June, slightly beating expectations, and the unemployment rate increased to 4.1%, the highest level since October 2021.

Two of the once-mighty titans of the job board industry—Monster and CareerBuilder—have announced they will form a joint venture.

Due to frequent moves around the country and globe, military spouses face very high rates of unemployment and underemployment. Even so, they are a source of untapped talent for employers. New research from SHRM, the SHRM Foundation, and USAA sheds light on the challenges and opportunities in hiring military spouses.

President Joe Biden is proposing an easier pathway to permanent residence and work authorization for certain undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens as well as a policy making undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children eligible for temporary employment visas.

Uncertainty surrounds the Federal Trade Commission’s new rule banning most noncompete agreements. In a SHRM webcast, a legal expert advises U.S. employers to hold off on making any changes.

Employers are adopting skills-based hiring practices and eliminating years of experience and educational requirements from job postings.

U.S. employers added 272,000 new jobs in May, according to the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The monthly jobs tally is higher than expected, evidence against what is widely considered a cooling labor market.

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