All Posts Tagged: jobs

Fired with enthusiasm: 6 tips to help with hiring

Don Mercer
Posted by Don Mercer
Small Business Banking
Man and woman sharing a high five while seated at a table

Hiring good people is tough, and it can be especially difficult when the job market gets tight — as it is right now in several places.

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U.S. Outlook: A festive holiday forecast this year

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar chart showing annual holiday sales growth for the past six years.

Our forecast for holiday sales growth this year is 4.0%, which would make it the best year since 2012.

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U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the jobs

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly job gains (and losses) over the past several years.

The October jobs report revealed a solid improvement in job creation from the prior two months, solidifying expectations for better economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for October

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Eagle sculpture above the stone wall inscribed "Federal Reserve" on the institution

The FOMC is signaling to the market that December is a “live” meeting and the market should not rule out an initial rate hike this year.

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