These Job Sectors are Expected to Grow the Most

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll have noticed that unemployment numbers have been decreasing for almost a decade. After the financial crisis, the economy has slowly been improving, and the result is more people finding jobs.
But which job areas are doing the best? If you’re considering a career switch, or you’re just starting off your career, heading towards a job sector that is expected to grow is a good place to start. So with that in mind, here are the job sectors that are expected to grow the most through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading “These Job Sectors are Expected to Grow the Most”

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

The core inflation rate slowed to 0.1 percent in August, its lowest rate since April. This brought the year-over-year inflation rate in the core index to 2.2 percent. A 1.9 percent jump in energy prices brought the overall rate to 0.2 percent in August and 2.7 percent over the last year.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation

Inflation was well contained in almost all areas of the core except shelter. The core index excluding shelter actually fell by 0.1 percent in August. This index is up by just 1.3 percent over the last year and shows no evidence of any acceleration over the last five years.

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Clark Nuber Named As An IPA

Clark Nuber PS, a CPA and consulting firm headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area, has been recognized as an INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) “Top 100 Firm in the U.S.”

Clark Nuber Named As An IPAClark Nuber

Now in its 28th year, IPA’s annual rankings of the Top 100 through 300 largest firms in the U.S. are listed from the multi-billion-dollar Big 4 to firms of roughly $10 million in net revenue. The rankings are compiled from data gathered in the annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms, which attracts participation from nearly 600 firms.
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Talking Rain CEO Appointment and Sparkling Ice Sales

Talking Rain Beverage Company, the makers of zero sugar Sparkling Ice®, formally announces on September 6, 2018, the appointment of Chris Hall to CEO following a record sales period for the company. With this transition, Talking Rain is also pleased to announce Sarah Gustat as Vice President of Marketing, and Ken Sylvia as Vice President of Sales.

Talking Rain Announces CEO Appointment and Sparkling Ice SalesTalking Rain

Chris Hall, CEO
Having most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer, Chris Hall is a trusted voice at Talking Rain, and was identified by ownership as the individual that would continue to enthusiastically drive the company forward. Through his decade long tenure at Talking Rain Beverage Company, Hall has risen through the ranks by using his sharp analytical skills, approachability, clear vision and passion for collaboration.
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FastSigns Bellevue Top Sales Performance

Melissa Christiansen and Garan Ingersoll, both Outside Sales Professionals at FastSignsⓇ of Bellevue, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FastSigns Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

FastSigns Bellevue Top Performance
FastSigns

With almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers worldwide, only 82 Outside Sales Professionals received the Bronze Sales Award. Catherine Monson, President and CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., presented the award.
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Mira Mesa ‘s FastSigns Top Performance Award

Patricia Caro, Outside Sales Professional at FASTSIGNSⓇ of San Diego – Mira Mesa, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Mira Mesa ‘s FastSigns Top Performance Award
Mira Mesa

Caro is one of 82 Outside Sales Professionals to receive the Bronze Sales Award. Catherine Monson, President and CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS locations worldwide, presented the award.

Caro was also recognized with the Outside Sales Certification Award, which is presented to sales professionals who complete an extensive certification program including curriculum and activities designed to heighten and expand sales skills. Upon completion of the program, recipients receive the distinction of ‘Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executive.’

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Inseego Strategic Hire For International Growth

Inseego Corp. an industry solutions for intelligent mobile enterprises – announced on August 28, 2018 that Simon Rayne has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the UK, EMEA (,Europe Middle-East Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand). He will report directly to Dan Mondor, Chairman and CEO.

Inseego Strategic Hire For International GrowthInseego

“The worldwide 5G and IoT Cloud markets are a once in a lifetime opportunity with unprecedented growth potential, notably with over 70 service providers at various stages of 5G planning”

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“The worldwide 5G and IoT Cloud markets are a once in a lifetime opportunity with unprecedented growth potential, notably with over 70 service providers at various stages of 5G planning,” said Dan Mondor, Chairman and CEO of Inseego. “I’m delighted to have Simon join the Inseego team and to be working with him again. In his sales leadership roles with Microsoft, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Spectralink, Simon created sales strategies and led large sales organizations that drove revenue growth in the service provider and enterprise markets throughout the UK, EMEA and APAC regions. His extensive experience and knowledge of the markets will be invaluable to the execution of our new device-to-cloud strategy, anchored by our portfolio of 5G products.”

Mr. Rayne served as General Manager for Microsoft Devices and Services for consumer and enterprise in the UK with responsibility for the Microsoft Cloud, Office and Skype divisions. He led the integration of Nokia’s sales, marketing and services operations in the UK and Ireland into the Microsoft organization. Mr. Rayne was the architect of Microsoft’s market leading solution-sale initiative, “One Microsoft,” comprised of devices and cloud services. Prior to joining Microsoft, he led Sony Ericsson Mobile sales in Europe for consumer and retail markets, creating a step-change in sales execution.

Mr. Rayne joins Inseego from Spectralink, where he served as Managing Director for the UK, EMEA and APAC regions. Under his leadership, he architected Spectralink’s global channel sales strategy, which included strategic alliances and OEM relationships with Cisco and Microsoft and established new reseller and distribution agreements with Dimension Data, BT Global, Orange Business Services, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica.

Previously he held sales leadership roles with a number of global companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Coca-Cola, and Bass Brewing Company.

Mr. Rayne holds a B.A. (Honors) from Lancaster University and executive education accreditations from the University of Middlesex and Franklin Covey.

“Joining Inseego at this important stage of the company’s growth strategy is very exciting,” said Simon Rayne, SVP and Managing Director of UK, EMEA and APAC. “There is an incredible opportunity to lead the 5G market with our innovative IoT & Mobile Solutions and grow our IoT Cloud solutions business with Ctrack. Inseego has great sales and marketing people and a solid reputation in the regions, and I look forward to joining Dan’s team to help extend our position at the forefront of the 5G and IoT Cloud Telematics markets.”

For more information on how Inseego’s lineup of secure sensor-to-cloud solutions transform enterprises, visit through this link. To schedule an interview with Inseego, contact Inseego@GoDRIVEN360.com.

Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Sales people face lots of competition and rejection. Quotas are a monthly scoreboard and the pressure to produce is part of the territory.

Training Your Sales Team Like A Sports Team

Training

It’s not surprising, given those challenging aspects of selling, that industry pros see parallels with sports. And those similarities include the need for good coaching to help a sales team learn how to be more successful. An article in Forbes reported that many frustrated sales people who quit listed a lack of coaches and mentors as one of the top reasons they bolted.

“As a sales leader, you will often find your people looking to you for wisdom, direction, and reassurance,” says Lance Tyson, President and CEO of Tyson Group (www.tysongroup.com), and author of Selling is an Away Game: Close Business and Compete in a Complex World. “Therefore, you need a coaching process that takes time to build up the people who make up your talent pool. You need to look beyond what they can do today and help them realize what’s possible tomorrow.”

Tyson, whose clients include the sales departments of numerous professional sports and entertainment franchises, says that improvement in sales teams starts with how effectively sales managers coach their teams while emphasizing a competitive mindset.

Tyson can discuss ways sales leaders can do a better job of coaching their sales people individually and collectively, and as a result lead their teams toward reaching sales goals on a regular basis.

Discussion topics

 – In your experiences of training sales leaders and sales staffs, what is the biggest obstacle you usually see between them and success?
– Are people born with most of the essential sales qualities, or can they be acquired through training and coaching?
 -How does a sales manager best help a sales person stay engaged and positive during a down period?
– Do you see too many sales managers neglecting their teams, doing little coaching due to time constraints, or generally adopting a sink-or-swim mentality toward their sales people?
– If a sales leader really wants to help his team improve, what are the first couple of things he or she should do in coming up with a coaching process and overall strategy?
– Do salespeople focus too much on the product and not enough on the customer – i.e., being too worried about knowing the product inside-out and not listening to the customers’ needs?

Manufacturing Leads Increase in Blue Collar Employment

The nation’s blue collar jobs grew by 0.3 percent in July, adding 52,000 jobs in construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging. Manufacturing accounted for much of the gains in blue collar employment as the industry added 37,000 jobs, mainly in durable good, according to a new analysis from the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Manufacturing Leads Increase in Blue Collar EmploymentManufacturing

Although employment in iron mills, steel mills, and ferroalloy production (a component of durable goods) increased 0.6 percent over the most recent three months, it is too early to determine the impact of US steel tariffs.

In the three states that track iron, steel, and ferroalloy jobs data on a monthly basis, the change in employment was -1.3 percent in Ohio and no change in Pennsylvania and Texas over the most recent three months. Click here for an interactive graph showing the three-month percentage change since the recession in iron and steel mills and ferroalloy production jobs.

Blue Collar Jobs Tracker will continue to follow these and other employment trends regularly.

BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

BankWork$ announced on July 31,2018 that it has placed its 2,000th graduate in a retail banking career. BankWork$ is a free training program that matches underemployed and underserved adults with careers in financial services.

BankWork$BankWork$ Retail Banking Career For 2,000th Graduate

“With every candidate we place, we’re building rewarding careers, stable families, and strong communities,” said Les Biller, BankWork$ founder and former Wells Fargo COO.
“BankWork$ really changed my life,” said Brandon Madrid, a Denver Goodwill BankWork$ graduate, who is now a personal banker, at Wells Fargo. “The program gives support to people who otherwise might not think they have it, and that’s what it did for me.”
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