Craig Johnson

Managing Editor, Staffing Publications

Craig Johnson
cjohnsonSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Craig Johnson is Managing Editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News. Johnson joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2006. He has more than 17 years of experience as a journalist.

Recent Articles

Lawsuit Targets Crowdsourcing Operation

December 12, 2012

CrowdFlower, a crowdsourcing website, faces a lawsuit that claims it pays below minimum wage and misclassifies its workers as independent contractors. 

Federal Unemployment Taxes Rising in 18 States

December 5, 2012

Employers in 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands will have to pay more in federal unemployment taxes when they file IRS Form 940 for 2012. Some staffing firms have already warned customers of pending increases.

Walmart: Black Friday Successful Despite Protests

November 28, 2012

Walmart reported its post-Thanksgiving “Black Friday” events were a success despite labor action by some in-store workers and contingent workers employed at warehouses serving the retail giant. 

Exit Right

November 21, 2012

It takes careful planning to make your staffing firm attractive as an acquisition. We spoke with experts in the field to find out what staffing owners can do to increase their firms’ worth.

Post Election: Prepare for Healthcare Reform

November 14, 2012

Last week’s election cleared the way for the Affordable Care Act, also known as healthcare reform. That means contingent workforce buyers could see costs rise as future provisions of the healthcare reform take affect such as the employer mandate set for 2014.

Former IC Sues FedEx Ground

November 7, 2012

A new lawsuit claims FedEx Ground Package System Inc. violated the U.S. Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act in how it operates through independent contractor drivers.

Temp Bill Rates Rise for IT, Professional Workers

October 31, 2012

Temporary labor bill rates rose in the third quarter with increases among professional-level workers, according to the third-quarter release of the IQNdex, an index of temporary labor bill rates produced by IQNavigator.

Contract Watch: Staff Care, Staff Management

October 31, 2012

Recent announcements of new staffing contracts include deals between Staff Care and Novation as well as Staff Management | SMX and logistics firm OHL.

Caterpillar Lowers Percentage of Flexible Workers

October 24, 2012

Caterpillar, one of the few companies to disclose the size of its flexible workforce, said contingents accounted for 14.4 percent of its total workforce in the third quarter, down from 16.8 percent in the third quarter of 2011.

Temp Workers Sue Walmart, Staffing Firms

October 24, 2012

A group of 20 Chicago-area workers have filed a wage and hour lawsuit against Walmart and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready-Midwest Inc.