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13 Jan. 2021 »
Online Labor Demand Falls in December

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index fell in December and now stands at 99.4 (July 2018=100), down from 102.9 in November. The Index declined 1.0 percent from October to November and is down 2.8 percent from a year ago.

09 Dec. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Falls in November

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index fell in November and now stands at 102.5 (July 2018=100), down from 103.8 in October. The Index rose 3.3 percent from September to October and is up 0.8 percent from a year ago.

10 Nov. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in October

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Index rose in October and now stands at 108.4 (July 2018=100), up from 105.9 in September. The Index rose 4.4 percent from August to September and is up 6.2 percent from a year ago.

02 Nov. 2020 »
Survey: Companies 3 Times More Willing to Hire Remote Workers Anywhere in US or World

With remote work becoming the new normal for many, more companies are now willing to not only hire remote workers, but to hire them from anywhere.

08 Oct. 2020 »
Employee Readiness Reopening Survey: Only 28 Percent of Workers Expect Return to Workplace by End of 2020

As new COVID-19 cases continue rising, a survey of US employees finds that only 28 percent expect returning to the workplace by the end of 2020.

11 Sep. 2020 »
Online Labor Demand Rises in August

The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index rose in August and now stands at 105.1 (July 2018=100), up from 103.4 in July. The Index rose 10.3 percent from June to July and is up 0.8 percent from a year ago.

03 Sep. 2020 »
Survey: 35 Percent of US Companies Do Not Know When They’ll Reopen Workplace

Many businesses hoped to reopen their workplaces after Labor Day, but a new survey of managers and executives suggests a long, uncertain road ahead. 35 percent say the timing of when their companies will reopen the workplace is unknown.

03 Jun. 2020 »
Survey: 77% of HR Leaders Expect More Teleworking, Even One Year After COVID-19

As millions of Americans continue working from home, new survey results suggest why some of them should get comfortable. 77% of surveyed HR leaders expect the shift toward more teleworking to continue, even one year after COVID-19 substantially subsides.

01 Jun. 2020 »
The Conference Board Issues Statement in Response to US Unrest

The Conference Board Response to Civil Unrest

30 Apr. 2020 »
100+ Corporations & Partner Organizations Support COVID-19 Action Agenda

Diversity Champions Collaborate to Address Social & Economic Impacts on Vulnerable Communities


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  • Employment Growth Continues, But at Slower Pace

    Total nonfarm payrolls employment increased by 661,000 in September.

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