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ctBY: Philip Pritchett

According to the State of Connecticut’s Department of Labor, last year marked another positive one for Connecticut’s job market as the state gained 14,300 jobs in 2013.  This was the third straight year with an increase after having lost 119,100 jobs in the recession between 2008 and 2010.   The latest addition to Connecticut’s job market continues to inspire job seekers who have now seen over half of the jobs lost during the recession recovered.

Six of Connecticut’s nine major industry sectors experienced growth in 2013.  Private sector increases lead the way, having recovered over 62.3% job lost to the recession.  The CDOL stated that the construction industry recovered 32%, transportation and utilities – 44%, and professional and business services regained 73.2%.  While the hospitality industry has yet to fully recover, it continues to add jobs at rate higher than pre-recession levels.  Even education and health services (one of few industries to not experience loss due to the recession) continue to add jobs at high rates.

With an economy that continues to show positive growth, Connecticut’s unemployment rates are lower than most of its New England neighbors.  The state’s dedication to providing quality opportunities to its citizens has paid off as real total personal income of State residents has steadily risen in the past four years.

Based out of, “The Constitution State,” Crossroads Consulting has maintained long-term relationships with some of the best employers in the area.  They’ve been helping New Englanders find careers in their respective industries for 20 years.  With services that include resume’ preparation, interview coaching, and contract negotiation, their team of professional recruiters has what you need to successfully navigate today’s hiring processes.  For consideration on any of the opportunities Crossroads Consulting might be currently working at filling, send our resume to info@crossroadsconsulting.com, and let them help you achieve your career goals.



BY: Adam Gavriel

It sounds like a terrible band from the 90’s, unfortunately it’s a little more of an issue than a post-grunge band.

All across the globe there is a bleak outlook for the demographic of adults aged 25 through 34.

Since the year 2000, a major shift has taken place in the United States, that has put it’s youth in a precarious situation. Continue reading


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.

If you have any questions about our services which, if you’re looking for a job includes resume preparation, submission and/or interview preparation you can submit your resume in MS Word format. If you’re a perspective client includes both contingency and retained searches we want to hear from you as well. All inquiries should be sent to Info AT crossroadsconsulting DOT com.

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