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Report calls for protecting rights of ‘on-demand’ workers

September 16, 2015

The National Employment Law Project called for protecting the rights of “on-demand” workers at online staffing and services firms such as Uber, Task Rabbit or online staffing firms such as Wonolo. The organization made its case in a new report last week.

NELP’s report argued many workers in the...

OSHA cites Atlanta manufacturer, two staffing agencies

September 16, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Dyke Industries Inc., an Atlanta window and door manufacturer, for safety violations for exposing workers to fire, amputations and other serious safety hazards. Koosharem LLC, dba Select Staffing, and Staff Right Inc....

New Zealand, US and Canada top ManpowerGroup contingent labor index

September 15, 2015

New Zealand ranked as the highest-ranked country for contingent workforce operations in 2015, followed closely by the United States and Canada, according to the third contingent workforce index released by ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN). The US ranked second for the second consecutive year, and Canada moved...

Staffing 360 proceeds with reverse split for Nasdaq uplisting; CFO resigns

September 15, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) received approval from Nasdaq to proceed with a reverse split, which begins the final stages of its anticipated uplisting process. In a quarterly letter to shareholders last month, Staffing 360 announced plans to uplist to a national exchange as soon as all listing...

Mexico’s economic growth to remain steady this year, indexes say

September 15, 2015

The current rate of economic expansion in Mexico is likely to continue through the end of this year, despite a sharp decline in Mexico’s leading economic index in July, according to The Conference Board.

The Conference Board’s leading economic index for Mexico fell sharply in July for the third consecutive...

CEO survey finds decline in GDP estimate, hiring plans

September 15, 2015

CEOs now expect 2015 US gross domestic product growth of 2.4%, down from last quarter’s estimate of 2.5%, according to the Business Roundtable’s third-quarter 2015 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. CEOs expect sales, investment and hiring to decrease in the next six months, according to the report.


More millennials than seniors are victims of job scams, survey finds

September 15, 2015

Millennials reported falling victim to job scams at higher rates than seniors, according to the results of a FlexJobs survey released today. The survey found 20% of millennial respondents aged 20 to 29 have been scammed, compared to only 13% of senior respondents aged 60 to 69.

In total, 17% of job seekers...

‘Mayhem’ in oilsands if Canada temp workers leave — Staffing quote of the week

September 15, 2015

“I think it will be mayhem in Fort McMurray if the temporary foreign workers have to leave,” says Jennifer Best, executive director of YMCA community programs, in a Toronto Star article about how temporary foreign workers contribute to the economy in the oilsands region of Alberta, Canada.

NAPEO study says PEO industry generates up to $152 billion in gross revenue

September 14, 2015

Professional employer organizations generate between $136 billion and $152 billion in gross revenues; provide services to between 2.7 million and 3.4 million workers; and offer HR, benefits and compliance assistance to between 156,000 and 180,000 small to mid-size businesses, according to a new study...

CCL Global names new operations director

September 14, 2015

Contracts Consultancy Ltd. (CCL Global) promoted Resources Director Richard Holmes to operations director, effective Sept. 1. He replaces David Giles, who is leaving the business after 30 years as part of CCL’s senior management team.

Chris Maltby continues to lead operations in the US, with Jon Cox...