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If you’re looking for a recruiting job, you’ve probably learned that there are a lot of options to consider. You could work for a company in-house, pursue a position at a small agency or work for a big firm. You could even start your own business as a solo consultant.

If your mind is made up and you want to join a recruiting firm, consider these 5 things that your top choices should bring to the table:

1. Good Base Pay

Many recruiting firms pay a base salary plus commission. Some opportunities are commission-only. In both of these roles, it’s not unheard of for top recruiters to be making more than $200K.

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January 2015 Unemployment ReportIn the first Employment Situation report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2015, January saw the creation of 257,000 new jobs. Coming off of the best year for job creation since 1999, the unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7%. But that’s not necessarily bad news: Experts suggest the rate increased as a result of more Americans seeking employment as confidence in the economy grows.

As reports have shown in the past, the January employment report numbers will likely be revised in the coming months. Broader trends are indicating positive job growth. In this month’s jobs report, November’s employment was revised up from 353,000 to 423,000 — the strongest month of private-sector hiring since 1997. Additionally, December’s numbers were revised up from 252,000 to 329,000. Combined, the two revisions account for 147,000 previously unreported jobs.

With the two aforementioned revisions, the average monthly job gain for the past 3 months is 336,000. Another positive sign was the 2.2% increase in private-sector average hourly wages from January 2014.

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January’s Fast Facts

The IT Sector’s January Statistics

Employment in the Professional and Technical Services sector increased by 33,000 in January. Of those new jobs, computer systems design contributed 8,000 while management and technical consulting services reported a gain of 3,600.

Despite an increase from December, the unemployment rate for Professional and Technical Services sits well below the national average at 4.0%. The competition for tech talent keeps getting tougher and tougher. As leaders in IT staffing, Modis has the connections with exceptional IT professionals to meet the toughest challenges and branches located conveniently throughout the United States.

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Online Dating Heart on KeyboardIn the past 25 years, we’ve experienced a massive tech revolution. These days technology is affecting nearly every fact of our lives – from our careers and our transportation to controls in our homes and even how we approach romantic relationships.

According to a 2014 survey, more than 41 million people in the United States have tried online dating. The trend is only growing as projections are estimating that by 2040, more than 70% of couples will have met online.

As more and more people opt to use tech to find love, new apps are constantly entering the market and the digital dating staples are tasked with finding innovative ways to keep up. Here’s a rundown of some of the best dating apps and websites playing Cupid online for those finding love in the tech age: 

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Modis Colleagues Win Swiss Ski Trip!

by Modis on January 27, 2015

It’s our goal to make working at Modis is a dynamic experience. Not only is it rewarding and enriching, it also comes with plenty of perks.

From community involvement and team building to leveraging the competitive spirit through incentive contests, we believe in creating a fun and inspiring work environment for all of our colleagues as they’re making exceptional connections every day. One of the ways we inspire our colleagues is through incredible incentive contests with the opportunity to experience the world.

From September to November of last year, we challenged our colleagues through the “Count On Me” sales contest with the grand prize of an unforgettable ski weekend in Switzerland!

The final rankings are in, and we’re very excited to announce the winners! Based on everyone’s efforts, the top six leaders that have earned a trip to Switzerland. Drumroll, please…

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Count On Me Contest Winners:

Davos SwitzerlandCongratulations to the top six!

With their exceptional efforts to increase their client base and direct hire contribution during the contest period, these individuals are stellar and inspiring leaders in each of their branches. We’re extremely proud of the hard work displayed by our colleagues in Omaha, San Diego, Chicago and Austin!

The winners will spend 2 days in representing Modis in Davos, Switzerland, hitting the slopes and enjoying the beautiful scenery along with colleagues from across the Adecco Group global family. A picturesque town located in the Swiss Alps, Davos is host to the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual meeting of global political and business elites, and is also home to one of Switzerland’s largest ski resorts.

Once again, a huge congratulations and thank you to Joshua, Randy, Lane, Mark, Kevin and Kelli! We appreciate your hard work and dedication and privileged to have you as Modis colleagues. Enjoy your trip and take lots of pictures!

Want to See Your Name on This List?

Good news: Modis is hiring! If you’re interested in joining our talented squad of IT staffing professionals, we have openings ranging from recruiting and business development to director-level and beyond. View all of our open positions here.

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Regional Jobs Report December 2014For the month of December, overall unemployment rates were mostly lower across the regions and states according to the report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning. Unemployment rate decreases from November occurred in forty-two states and the District of Columbia. Continually, 46 states and the District of Columbia noted statistically significant unemployment rate decreases from December 2013.

As the U.S. Unemployment Rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 5.6% in December, 19 states and one major region reported rates lower than the national figure.

Spotlight on December’s State Statistics

In December, the unemployment rate decreased in nineteen states with the most significant being in Delaware (-0.6%), Michigan and North Carolina (-0.4% each). The lowest unemployment rate occurred in North Dakota at 2.8%. Over-the-year, thirty states reported a reduced unemployment rate.

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Last night’s Miss Universe pageant featured several women with education and professional experience in the STEM field. While the presence of women in STEM has grown over the past few years, many still feel that women remain a minority. As more visible role models such as Miss Universe contestants declare their aspirations in science, tech, engineering, mathematics and other traditionally male-dominated industries, more and more opportunities open up for women.

At Modis, we’re no stranger to brilliant pageant women – Modis colleague and Miss Nebraska Amanda Reinert, recently competed in Mrs. America. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the STEM role models in the Miss Universe pageant:

Miss Belgium

Miss Belgium Anissa Boldin Engineering Student

Anissa Blondin is a fourth-year business and engineering student at a university on the outskirts of Brussels.

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