Craig Johnson

Senior Managing Editor

Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is Senior 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

Amazon and staffing firm sued over background checks

April 15, 2015

A man claiming he was rejected for a temporary job at Amazon based on false results of a background check has sued the company and its staffing provider.  

H-1B visa cap reached within first week on Tuesday

April 8, 2015

US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the cap for H-1B visas for highly skilled temporary foreign workers for the upcoming federal fiscal year was again reached within a week.

Canadian company fined in temp's death

April 8, 2015

A staffing buyer in Ontario was fined $225,000 for an accident that led to the death of a temporary worker last May.

Microsoft’s 15 days paid time off is new contingent workforce tactic

April 1, 2015

In a relatively unusual move in the contingent workforce world, Microsoft announced last week in suppliers would be required to give 15 days PTO to eligible contingent workers.

Indian group responds to H-1B temp worker visa criticism in Senate committee

March 25, 2015

The trade association for the Indian IT and business process outsourcing industry responded to criticism that workers coming to the US on H-1B visas — for highly skilled temporary foreign workers such as those in IT — have only minimum skills.

Visas Oversubscribed? Demand for H-1Bs to outstrip supply

March 17, 2015

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services expects demand for H-1B visa to exceed supply again this year, triggering another lottery for the coveted documents and leaving many staffing buyers out of luck.

ACA case before Supreme Court could affect staffing, buyers

March 11, 2015

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments March 4 in a case that could bring massive change to the Affordable Care Act and remove penalties in some states for staffing firms, staffing buyers and other employers — albeit with caveats.

Freelancer management systems: Managing contractors and more

March 4, 2015

They are on the rise, but freelancer management systems have their own unique benefits and risks. A contingent workforce manager shares his insights. 

Apple ends third-party recruitment fees at foreign factories

February 24, 2015

Apple Inc. announced it will no longer allow foreign contract workers at suppliers’ factories abroad to be charged recruitment fees. 

Politician raises concerns over power utility’s use of H-1B visas

February 11, 2015

Last week, a California lawmaker lashed out at Southern California Edison over its plan to use H-1B visa workers through outsourcing firms, saying emerging accounts of the company’s plans raise questions about whether the H-1B visa program was misused.