Jan 6, 2012

Marketplace Index for Friday, January 6, 2012

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From time to time we check in with small businessman Kelly Conklin who runs a high-end cabinetry business in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He says his headcount is back to where it was before he got mugged by the recession. The next step, Conklin says, is to be able to get everyone on his staff back to full pay (they took a 10-percent pay cut last year) and to restore paid vacations for his eleven full-time employees. And the Daily Pulse is down today on news that temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.

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Front-row seat: The small business owner

Jan 6, 2012
New Jersey cabinet maker Kelly Conklin is seeing business return, and he's passing the good fortune on to his employees.

Employment report: The Christmas bump

Jan 6, 2012
Temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.

From time to time we check in with small businessman Kelly Conklin who runs a high-end cabinetry business in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He says his headcount is back to where it was before he got mugged by the recession. The next step, Conklin says, is to be able to get everyone on his staff back to full pay (they took a 10-percent pay cut last year) and to restore paid vacations for his eleven full-time employees. And the Daily Pulse is down today on news that temporary holiday hires might be padding December’s big jobs numbers.