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January 19, 2009

BLS Reports
Real Earnings for December 2008. Real average weekly earnings rose by 0.6 percent from November to December after seasonal adjustment, according to preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor. This gain stemmed from a 0.3-percent increase in average hourly earnings and a 0.9-percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which were partially offset by a 0.6 percent decrease in average weekly hours.

Consumer Price Index for December 2008. The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 1.0 percent in December, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor also reported. The December level of 210.228 (1982-84=100) was 0.1 percent higher than in December 2007. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) decreased 1.2 percent in December, prior to seasonal adjustment. The December level of 204.813 (1982-84=100) was 0.5 percent lower than in December 2007.

News In Review announced the addition of two new international partners:, an online employment site in Israel, and, a South African recruitment site. Under the agreement, and each partner will post links to each other's sites, streamline the job posting process and offer access to the resume database as well as offer centralized billing.

Socialtext, a Palo Alto-based vendor that builds in-house social networking software for enterprises, has begun offering all its products for free to laid-off workers from any company that has trimmed 5 percent or more of its workforce in the past year. They can use the tool to form alumni networks to exchange information about job opportunities or start new companies.

JobMount is designed as a solution that dynamically creates website content that is viewed favorably by the complex search engine algorithms. It offers job board technology perfected for search engine optimization, sales oriented CRM dashboard and analytics, bulk posting, and is integrated with Google applications.

MrTed Ltd., specializing in talent acquisition solutions, announced the availability of job posting access for its free Applicant Tracking System (ATS) SmartRecruiters. The Go-Live includes direct posting access to several free job boards powered by eQuest.

Yasni Offers HR Managers Free "Social Reference Checks" for Screening Job Applicants. Yasni ( - the world's leading people search engine - says that "social reference checking" is on the rise, enabling hiring managers to research an applicant's online reputation and social references on for free. Alstin Communications, employer marketing firm, is marking their interactive transformation with a re-launch of its website. The redesigned site highlights the firm's staff, portfolio and clients while introducing time-strapped human resources professionals to "the power of done."

Low cost Human Capital HCR Software tells us it has grown its customer base by 133% in 2008., network of niche career communities, is offering one free job posting to each employer across the nation through February 28, 2009, in an effort to promote business growth and help stimulate the economy in the New Year.

Research conducted during December 2008 by Aberdeen Group found that while economic pressures are top of mind among 80% of human capital management (HCM) executives, human resources (HR) is under particular pressure to ensure its activities enable the organization to execute strategy and deliver on performance goals.

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