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Indemnification agreements -- the dark side

June 29, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

There's many a tale that have been told about indemnification agreements--the headless indemnification agreement that drove a ghost train at midnight; the indemnification agreement... More


Are buyers in the finance/insurance sector hiring again?

June 30, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Roughly a third of all staffing companies say the finance/insurance sector is one of their most important customers.  So when last year's banking meltdown occurred, a lot of staffing... More


Quiet M&A boom or business as usual?

July 10, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Lately, people have been asking if we know how many staffing firms are going out of business.  The answer is we don't know precisely, but we do have some idea thanks to our... More


Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain made low

August 31, 2009 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I've been expecting something biblical to happen for awhile now, but who knew it would start with the job market?

An interesting result from our Best and Worst Metro Job Markets... More


The Staffing Millennium

May 9, 2007 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

In the beginning, there was slavery. It didn't pay well, but it was steady.

The entire course of history since can, in part, be seen as an evolution away from the elements of slavery... More


A Kinder, Gentler Age...or...The Beginning of the End?

July 23, 2007 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

For the first time in recorded U.S. employment history, employment in leisure and hospitality exceeds that of manufacturing.  As of June 2007, there were 14,146,000 workers in... More


How to Offer Your Temps Benefits - For Free

November 29, 2007 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

I once had an employer that offered benefits on an entirely cafeteria-style basis. I got X number of dollars of benefits subsidy, and I could spend it any way I liked. I could buy healthcare.... More


The Emperor Needs a Job

December 24, 2007 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

You know you've made it when you've been you-tubed.

Try searching youtube.com for the phrase "temp worker" or "temporary job" or even "staffing" and you... More


You call this a recession?

March 19, 2008 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

The traditional textbook definition of a recession is simple: two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. You might think that the 2001 downturn qualified on that basis... More


Dueling data - Census says staffing growth accelerated in 1Q?!

June 13, 2008 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

How can it be?

On 6/11, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that staffing industry revenue (as represented by Employment Services NAICS code 5613) rose 7.9% year-over-year in the first quarter. ... More