The ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

Have you ever heard of the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, otherwise known as FPMC? This industry-recognized credential is an important one for foodservice professionals. ServSafe offers a course—both live and online—in food safety best practices. At the end of the course is an exam, and professionals who pass both the course and the exam receive the certification. The program has been active for a hundred years with four million people having been certified.

Prime-Age Participation Rate

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines the labor force participation rate as the percentage of civilian noninstitutional population 16 years old and over either working or actively seeking work. However, when comparing one region to another, this may not be the best metric to use.

Highlights from EQ Connect 18

The EQ Connect 18 conference was a success on many levels. From the speakers, to the attendees getting JobsEQ FIT certified, to the Salamander Resort, we had numerous epiphanies. The unexpected snow was the biggest epiphany of them all! Yes, Virginia, there are still epiphanies! As a special treat, Reilly, the Chief Data Dog, was available throughout the conference for selfies with our attendees! It was quite the social media hit!

RTI Job Posting Alerts: Automate tracking of your local and peer hiring trends

Clients who subscribe to our Real-Time Intelligence (RTI) Jobs Posting Data module will notice the addition of a powerful new automation tool within the JobsEQ platform. We can now get up real-time updates about the hiring landscape in a target region – delivered directly to our email. This new feature is a great benefit to those who devote a lot of effort to tracking growing employers in local and peer regions to look for current and future labor trends.

Wanted: Anthropology Majors

Liberal arts degrees often get a bad reputation because the number of job openings requiring the specific curriculum is relatively low. It can be hard to make a connection between some programs like music, art, or anthropology and occupations that are in high demand. Anthropology, in particular, is often high on the lists of worst college majors for a career.