Why We’re Thankful

As the holiday season approaches we at Aureus Group are feeling very grateful to have such strong business partners and teammates as we head into this new and undoubtedly prosperous new year.  We’ve all made it through one of the most challenging economic periods in history together. Here are a few of the reasons why we are thankful:

  • According to Sarah Needleman’s piece in the Wall Street Journal last week companies are adding more temporary workers with plans to keep them long-term if the economy continues to improve.   This is a big turning point for all of us and a great time for it to be happening, right before the holidays!
  • The Associated Press (AP) reported on Nov 5 that stocks climbed in early trading after the positive news on jobs and consumer spending, two of the economy’s biggest trouble spots.
  • Also according to the AP, the Labor Department said the number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell to 512,000 last week, the lowest level since January.  Economists had originally predicted 523,000 new claims.  Initial claims serve as a gauge of the pace of layoffs and an indication of employers’ willingness to hire new workers. 
  • Retailers posted their second consecutive gain in sales in October after more than a year of declines – we’re starting to spend a little more!
  • Technology stocks led the market’s gains after an upbeat forecast last week from Cisco Systems Inc. and they expect revenue to grow for the first time in a year during the period ending in January.
  • A recent report by Moody’sEconomy.com as reported on Stateline.com indicates that Nebraska, as well as 10 other states are showing indications of economic stabilization and even recovery, based on factors such as employment rates, home prices, residential construction and manufacturing production figures.

These are just a few indicators of a rebounding economy making us confident that 2010 will be a better year for all of us.  As our teams grow and bottom lines increase its more important than ever to acquire top talent.  We look forward to partnering with you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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