Monthly Archives: March 2012


BY: Adam Gavriel

When it’s March 21stin Buffalo and outside there are people tanning, in shorts or t-shirts, throwing a football around, you know something has to be wrong. That’s one of the signs of Armageddon in Revelations isn’t it?

One of the warmest winters in recent history has come to a close and the start of spring is just around the corner. Finally, here at the University at Buffalo it looks like a college with people outside congregating and doing the things you see on every college flyer, handbook and website instead of avoiding snow covered roads and running for cover in the comfort of nearby buildings.

What usually happens though at this time of year is that many American’s will engage in the yearly tradition of spring cleaning when early April rolls around. Like a New Year’s Resolution, spring cleaning can come in many different forms. Of course there’s the obvious straightening up your home, changing the air fresheners to that sort of resemblance of the smell of flowers or as in-between-the-lines as it gets of cleaning up everything.

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BY: Adam Gavriel

Leave it to the Calgary Herald to release a report that many American’s were dying to hear. As the unemployment rate remains too high for comfort in America, many of its citizens are trying their best to get back into the job market. When the recession was at its deepest from 2007-2009 many American’s found looking for work to be tedious, time consuming, and overall a dreadful experience. These factors led many of those potential employees on the outside looking in.

Today the Calgary Herald released a report that the labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of working-age Americans either with a job or looking for one- experience its biggest monthly jump since April 2010 as it rose from 63.7% to 63.9% in January.

Also noted in the report is the figure that the United States economy created more than 200,000 jobs for the third month in a row, slowly picking away at the millions of jobs lost in the recession.

Many of the unemployed who never gave up on looking for work are starting to see the dividends pay off from their perseverance. Whether it was continuing to hunt the job market, or trying to build accomplishments for their resumes like learning new skills or obtaining a master’s degree, these prospective employees are finally finding a place to settle their feet.

In a speech on Friday, President Obama said, “We can’t go back to an economy that was weakened by outsourcing and bad debts and phony financial profits. We have got to have an economy that’s built to last and that starts with American manufacturing.”

It is certainly a dream to get more American manufacturing, to keep jobs in America while keeping costs down and lowering the unemployment rate all at the same time. A dream that if accomplished, those looking for work and those looking to hire will be able to pick and choose who or what they want, rather than waiting to be in the right place at the right time and hoping for the best.

Through the recession Crossroads Consulting has been focused on finding the opportunities that many times the person at home simply can’t. We’ve also searched for people with resumes who we can help fill those opportunities or guide them to finding one through our services. If you’re looking to hirethe right individual to fill whatever positions they are, remember we’re here to help.

Crossroads Consulting is your resource to the best employment and best employees.

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