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The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Regional Jobs Report for November is out and the news is mostly positive for job candidates. 45 states (plus the District of Columbia) have experienced a drop in unemployment rates year-over-year. For the IT industry, the news was even better. Since last year, 46 states added IT jobs to their workforces. Good to hear as we approach 2016.

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The power of great design lies within individual creators, but using the right tools can have a huge impact on boosting your ability to deliver a top-notch finished product. Adobe has long been a household name when it comes to all things design, with tools aimed at everyone from publishers and video creators to coders and game developers. Now that the latest update to Adobe’s Creative Cloud has been out in the wild for a few months, here’s a closer look at what’s new with the software suit and what designers are saying about it.

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What Do Candidates Expect When They Relocate?

by Modis on December 15, 2015

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In a recent Modis survey of tech worker perceptions, 84.8% of respondents agreed or agreed strongly that demand for IT workers will increase within the next five years. Meanwhile, 72.2% agreed with the statement that the U.S. would continue to be a global leader in the technology space.

Despite this optimism, tech recruiters need to overcome a few key challenges. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are expected to be 1.4 open computer specialist jobs in 2020. But the same forecast points to a tough trend: U.S. universities aren’t producing enough qualified graduates to fill these roles. According to some projections, only 30% of open roles in 2020 will be filled.

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Relocation: When Should You Move for a Job?

by Modis on December 6, 2015

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Thinking of accepting a role in a new geography? Undoubtedly, the decision is a tough one. You’ll basically need to uproot your life and potentially your family’s lives, too. Moving is also stressful—even when your new employer offers you a generous relocation package.

If you’re considering relocating, you’ll need to evaluate your offer very carefully. Here are some questions that you should ask when considering a job in a new area:

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February 2015 Unemployment ReportAll eyes were on The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning ahead of the release of their November jobs report. Industry insiders said a job growth number of close to 200,000 would signal the Fed to move forward with their first interest rate hike in nine years. November exceeded those predictions after adding nearly 211,000 jobs. The change in employment for September was revised from 137,000 to 145,000 and October’s numbers were revised from 271,000 to 298,000. With these revisions, the average job gains over the last three months now sit at 218,000 per month.

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The holidays are upon us and we want to help you recharge before you head into 2016! For those of us who spend the vast majority of our time heavily entrenched in code and computer screens, it’s hard to find moments of peace, calm and tranquility where we’re not tethered to some form of electronic devices. Even when we’re off the clock, unwinding time usually involves staring at some kind of screen or gadget. But when you’re immersed in technology day in and day out, it’s vital to carve out time to disconnect and de-stress away from your favorite tech.

Taking the time to regularly clear your head, de-stress and recharge without being connected to the high tech world will help you excel at your job and find better balance in your own personal life. We’re sure you’ve heard of all the basic stress relievers but here are some unique and inventive ways to pull the plug and achieve the relaxation, you desperately need!

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