April Employment Snapshot

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

The overall unemployment rate fell by two tenths of a percent in April, to 3.9 percent, as reported by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest rate reported since December 2000. It was 4.4 percent a year ago in […]

No Shave November

No_Shave_LogoPlease join SRI and support the fight against cancer by donating to our No Shave November efforts! Follow the link to contribute and keep an eye out for periodic updates and photos

Online Labor Demand Rises 164,600 in August

–  August posts strong increase following small loss in July
–  Large gains for California, Michigan, Illinois, and Florida


New Microsoft CEO Unlikely to Stem Defections

SRI Recruiting Manager Robb Callon interviewed regarding the new Microsoft CEO:

After Microsoft announced earlier this year that it was planning a massive re-organization, IT workers at the Redmond giant began to inundate recruiters with their resumes, as they considered bolting. […]

Another Successful Blood Drive at Systems Research, Inc (SRI)

Working with Heartland Blood Centers, we hosted our second annual blood drive this September. Heartland Blood Centers is the sole provider of all blood products to the Chicagoland Veterans Hospitals.
Systems Research had the Heartland mobile blood bus come into our facility and invited […]

How to Interview Candidates for Your International Business

Doing business in today’s global marketplace means looking beyond national borders for new talent. But hiring foreign employees presents unique challenges. Small business owners wishing to recruit globally might consider these strategies for a remote interview process.


SRI is on the move…

SRI Bellevue LocationThe success and the increase in demand for services has SRI moving into a larger space within Bellevue Place’s Bank of America building.  Robb Callon, Senior Search Consultant and Manager says, “The new space will allow SRI to continue on our current growth […]

Higher Education Integral For Preparing Seattle’s Tech Savvy Workforce

For educational technology teacher Douglas Hall, higher education was integral for preparing tomorrow’s technologically savvy employees. After Hall earned a bachelor of science in math and physics at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 1994, he enrolled at City University in Seattle. Hall earned a master of science in educational technology in 2002 […]

Average Seattle Wage Tops $50k While Unemployment Rates Stay Low

The greater Seattle metropolitan area continues its robust recovery from the Great Recession, registering average wage increases and unemployment rates lower than both long-term local averages and current national percentages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the June unemployment rate for Seattle, Washington was 4.8 percent. The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett metro area had the […]

Seattle Area Unemployment Decreases by 2.5% Year Over Year

The Seattle-Bellevue-Tacoma metro area continues its strong recovery from the Great Recession, with an unemployment rate that has remained below 5 percent for the first time since 2008. Seattle-area unemployment was at 4.7 percent in June, a decrease of 2.5 percent from this time last year. […]