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This year was a landmark year for hiring. Despite two major hurricanes and political friction in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead in 2017, adding 1.9 million new jobs (as of November) a…

Dispelling Myths: What H1B Visa Workers Are Really Paid

April 3, 2017
There’s a heated debate about the impact of foreign H1B visa workers on U.S. wages. This week, the H1B visa program begins accepting applications for fiscal y…

BLS Jobs Report: Wages Up 2.8 Percent, 235,000 Jobs Added in February

March 10, 2017
The latest jobs numbers are out from the federal government. What do they mean for job seekers and employers? Here’s a quick take from Glassdoor’s Chief Eco…

Why Do Employees Stay? A Clear Career Path and Good Pay, for Starters

March 7, 2017
Employee turnover is expensive. Replacing an employee who quits costs, on average, 21% of their annual pay. While it’s tempting to dismiss turnover as a fact…

U.S. Pay Chugs Along at 2.9 Percent Pace in February: Glassdoor Local Pay Reports

March 7, 2017
The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports shows U.S. median base pay growth chugged along at a 2.9 percent pace year over year in February to $51,27…

Economy Hits a Milestone: What to Look for in Friday’s Jobs Report

March 7, 2017
This Friday’s February jobs report offers an early glimpse of how the economy fared during the Trump administration’s first full month at the helm. Here’s…

What Makes a Job Interview Difficult?

February 23, 2017
Past research has shown that tougher interviews lead to better hires, but what exactly is it that makes interviews challenging? In a new analysis, Glassdoor Eco…

Why Do Workers Quit? The Factors That Predict Employee Turnover

and February 15, 2017
People change jobs and companies many times during their lives. When moving to the next role, some workers stay while others leave for a new employer. What fact…

What’s the Value of America’s Unfilled Jobs?

February 9, 2017
Today, the U.S. has millions of job openings. Each one represents an opportunity for job seekers. But it also represents money left on the table – a foregone …

Jobs Report: 227,000 New U.S. Jobs in January

February 3, 2017
The latest jobs numbers are out from the federal government. What do they mean for job seekers and employers? Here’s a quick take from Glassdoor’s Chief Eco…

Local Pay Reports: U.S. Median Pay Rises 3.2 Percent in January

January 31, 2017
The latest edition of the Glassdoor Local Pay Reports show U.S. median base pay growth accelerated slightly to 3.2 percent year over year in January to $51,360 …
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