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  • About the Author: Agron Nicaj

    Agron Nicaj is an Associate Economist with The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL)© and Labor Markets programs. He is responsible for the production and analysis of the HWOL© …

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17 Aug. 2020 | Comments (0)
The drop in employment – view from metro areas
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States hard just in time for spring – a time where many Americans would normally make their way to the warm…

27 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
The economy is struggling to keep up with the rise in coronavirus cases
After weeks of growth following the phased opening of businesses, the US economy is showing signs of slowing down. Many states are experiencing an inc…

13 Jul. 2020 | Comments (0)
What types of jobs will experience a large permanent increase in remote working?
There is a growing consensus that the share of remote workers will remain well above pre-pandemic rates. But in what types of jobs is this most likely…

17 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
The first wave of COVID-19's impact on hiring
In the current economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are laying off millions of workers and significantly cutting back on hiring …

18 Oct. 2019 | Comments (0)
The new Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index is declining
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index has been declining for much of 2019, indicating a slowdown in employment growth. While the HWOL …

15 Oct. 2018 | Comments (0)
Non-Traditional Workers Are Less Satisfied at Work, Especially Men
A forthcoming 2018 report by The Conference Board on non-traditional work is set to address the lack of growth and impact alternative work arrangement…

06 Aug. 2018 | Comments (0)
Greatly Delayed Pickup in Recruitment: A Brief Account of How American Business Woke Up to GDPR Through the Lens of Online Job Ads
For US firms, upgrading data protection compliance procedures will not just be a concern related to European operations. California has passed a measu…

17 Apr. 2018 | Comments (1)
What do online job ads tell us about Amazon’s choice for a second headquarters?
Observing labor demand using online job ad postings for a specific company like Amazon is possible with Help Wanted OnLine® data. Most importantly, HW…

30 Jan. 2018 | Comments (1)
Growth in Retirees
The growth in the number of new retirees has increased and is expected to remain at a relatively high level.…

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