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Insurance Industry Adds 4,200 Jobs in December

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

The insurance industry saw a modest increase in employment with the addition of 4,200 jobs for the month of December, according to the latest employment numbers from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics released on January 9, 2015.

The insurance industry grew by 0.17% last month and now sits roughly at 2.47 million employed insurance workers. In 2014, the total number of employed insurance workers has increased by 69,300 jobs. The BLS also revised its earlier figure of 10,100 new insurance jobs for the month of November to 11,000 jobs.

The finance and insurance industry as a whole saw an increase in employment with the addition of 5,200 jobs for the month of December, despite several sub-sectors experiencing job losses.

Across all industries, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 252,000 jobs in December with job gains in professional and business services, construction, food services and drinking places, health care, and manufacturing.

Unemployment decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 5.6 percent while the number of unemployed persons declined by 383,000 to 8.7 million. Across 2014, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons were down by 1.1 percentage points and 1.7 million, respectively.

Employment numbers were revised for both October and November, from 243,000 to 261,000 jobs and 321,000 to 353,000 jobs respectively. With these revisions, employment gains for both months combined were 50,000 more than previously reported.


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ALCIE Integrated Solutions Inc. Announces the Release of Advanced Accounting Software with Automated Revenue Re-distribution and Expense Recovery for the Logging Industry

Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) August 20, 2014

ALCIE Integrated Solutions Inc. (AIS) has released an advanced accounting software solution with automated revenue re-distribution and expense recovery for the forest & logging industry: ALCiE Log & Lumber Broker Suite. This software Suite is designed for companies that sell logs, lumber, and wood products on behalf of their suppliers, in addition to the companies’ own products and services.

Businesses that can benefit from using ALCiE Log & Lumber Broker Suite are:


Confectionery Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 14, 2014

Over the past five years, players in the Confectionery Manufacturing industry in Australia have shown signs of struggle. The high sugar and carbohydrate content of many confectionery goods has caused Australian consumers to turn away from products produced by the industry, according to IBISWorld industry analyst Ryan Lin. This trend has largely been assisted by persisting high levels of health consciousness, which has alerted the Australian population about the negative consequences of over consumption, and high-sugar and fat diets. While industry operators have also attempted to appeal to the health-conscious consumer, sugar-free and fat-free products have not performed as well, due to the growing number of competing food items on the market. As a result, over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised 0.1% to total $ 1.46 billion. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 1.8% over 2014-15, with consumers continuing to favour healthier sweets and snacks.

Confectionery goods have traditionally been associated with sugary sweets typically aimed at younger consumers. This has made the rebranding and repositioning of healthier varieties more difficult for larger confectionery manufacturers, says Lin. Being sugar-free or fat-free is simply not sufficient to spark a new wave of consumer demand. Despite this, IBISWorld anticipates that small niche makers of confectionery especially boutique confectionery and candy makers are expected to perform significantly better, owing to the premium value added characteristic of handmade fresh products.

Over the next five years, the Confectionery Manufacturing industry is expected to perform significantly better, returning to growth. The increasing adoption of sophisticated ingredients and new product options are anticipated to attract greater consumer attention, particularly at a time that larger industry operators continue to heavily market their goods. The industry displays medium market share concentration. Major players include Nestle Australia Ltd, Mondelez Australia Holdings Pty Ltd and Mars Australia Pty Ltd.

For more information, visit IBISWorlds Confectionery Manufacturing industry in Australia report page.

This industry includes firms that are primarily engaged in manufacturing confectionery. This industry excludes the manufacturing of chocolate and chewing gum.

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IBISWorld Industry Report Key Topics

Industry Performance

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Current Performance

Industry Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain

Products & Services

Major Markets

International Trade

Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration

Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Basis of Competition

Barriers to Entry

Industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data

Annual Change

Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.

Recognised as the nations most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.