Unemployment Claims

Unemployment claims dip

The labor department reported that 322,000 people filled applications for unemployment claims last week. This is down 15,000 from the week before. Claims dropped for the second straight week surprising many analyst. This is the same trend seen in Colorado as employers are busy hiring once again. During the last week many StaffScapes clients have asked about hiring or have hired new employees in 2008. 

With low unemployment employers are finding it difficult to find the right employee. It may be wise to ask a few more probing questions when interviewing candidates. By having a set list of questions when interviewing you will be better able to compare answers among job applicants. For more details on interviewing or steps to take when interviewing contact StaffScapes.