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US MANUFACTURING UPTURN CONTINUES IN FEBRUARY; EMPLOYMENT SHOWS STEEPEST GAINS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2014. IHS Markit reported a continued upturn in the US manufacturing sector in February with the rate of production growth the fastest in six years.


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Jobless Claims Report – August 08, 2019 – By Reuters

The jobless claims report from the Labor Department was issued today. The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market remains strong. However, experts say this does not fully account for the impact of the recent escalation in the trade war between the United States and China.

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Lebanon, N.J., June 28, 2017 — Regional Personnel Services, a privately-held, ASA-certified staffing and recruiting firm, today announced the addition of Betsy Rickenbrode as their new Recruiting Specialist.

Betsy joins Regional Personnel from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals as Human Resource Specialist. Betsy began her HR career at Kullman Building Corporation as an HR Coordinator, then joined Obanta (a provider of behavioral psychological treatment programs for companies), and then as HR Analyst at Anadigics, Inc.

Dr. James Lynch, President of Regional Personnel, stated, “I am proud to welcome Betsy Rickenbrode as the Company’s Recruiting Specialist. Betsy’s extensive experience in various aspects of human resources, as well as, her expertise in cultivating and building relationships, personable and consultative nature, will be greatly appreciated and beneficial to Regional Personnel and to our Clients at this important time!”
As a key contributor to the future growth strategy for Regional Personnel, Betsy will be responsible for driving new business, client identification and selection, as well as, general management of the company.

During her HR career, Betsy was responsible for providing HR support in a variety of capacities, including recruiting, new hire orientation and training, developing and managing HR metrics for employment training, as well as, coordinating on-site training programs.  Through her drive and innovative recruiting efforts, she was able to double the size of one former business.

“I am very excited to join Regional Personnel at this exciting time for the Company.  I look forward to participating in the strategic expansion and growth of the Company,” commented Ms. Rickenbrode.

Betsy graduated from St. Louis University with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management.


About Regional Personnel Services

Established in 1997, Regional Personnel Services is a privately-held, ASA-certified staffing and recruiting firm specializing in matching corporate culture and talent.  Our broad portfolio of clients from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, across all industries including pharmaceutical, engineering, accounting, medical, legal and not-for-profit sectors.  We offer temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing needs, and some of our most recent placements include:  Interim President (Supply Company), Supply Chain/Logistics Specialists (Pharmaceutical Industry), Customer Service/Call Center Agents (Marketing Solutions Firm), Medical Scheduler Supervisor, and Office Administrators (various industries).


James F. Lynch PhD, MBA – Regional Personnel Services ©2017

Eighty-eight percent of employees are satisfied with their jobs, according to a 2015 survey of 600 part-time and full-time employees by the Society for Human Resource Management. That figure is higher than at any time since 2005. Ninety percent of Baby Boomers say they are satisfied with their job, followed by Generation X (88%), and Millennials (86%).

For the second year, the most important contributor to employee job satisfaction was “respectful treatment of all employees at all levels” (cited by 67 percent of respondents). Said Esen, “Employees consider culture and connection to be of utmost importance. Feeling appreciated for their time and efforts creates a bond between employees, management and their organization.

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James F. Lynch PhD, MBA – Regional Personnel Services ©2016