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Hiring in 2014: Big challenges, real solutions — Staffing Stream

September 8, 2014

Research conducted by national staffing franchise PrideStaff found that, for most employers, current economic and employment conditions are decidedly not the best of circumstances, writes Tammi Heaton, COO of PrideStaff, in The Staffing Stream. Heaton discusses key insights from the online survey...

Web: Legal use of marijuana clashes with job rules

September 8, 2014

The New York Times reports on the conflict between legal medical marijuana use and drug-free workplace policies. To read the article, click here.

Temp jobs rise in August as penetration rate reaches another new high

September 5, 2014

The U.S. added 13,000 temporary help services jobs in August, and the penetration rate — temporary jobs as a percent of total employment — rose to set another record at 2.08 percent, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Year-over-year growth...

Engineering grads post highest starting salary at $62,891

September 5, 2014

Engineering majors posted the highest starting salary, at $62,891, among graduates of the class of 2014, according to salary survey data released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Communications grads posted the largest year-over-year increase in starting salary at 10.1 perce...

CPA group finds US execs optimistic about economy, hiring

September 5, 2014

Not since 2007 have U.S. accountants in industry felt as optimistic about the future of their companies and the state of the domestic economy as they do now, according to the American Institute of CPAs' third-quarter economic outlook survey.The number of financial executives optimistic about the...

Judge dismisses staffing firm from hepatitis traveler case — Web

September 5, 2014

Boston.com reports a federal judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Thursday brought by Exeter Hospital against Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc., which had once worked with a cardiac technician who infected 32 of the hospital’s patients with hepatitis C virus. To read the story, click here.Maxim...

Canada loses 11,000 jobs in August

September 5, 2014

Canada lost 11,000 jobs in August, most of which were part time, to a total of approximately 17.85 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs fell by 2,300 and the number of part-time jobs fell by 8,700.A report by Scotiaban...

Small business employment heats up in August, index finds

September 5, 2014

The CBIZ small business employment index rose by 1.2 percent in August following a 0.8 percent decrease in July. August has consistently been a positive month for the index.The report found 26 percent of the small businesses surveyed added staff and 22 percent decreased staff in August; 52 percen...

People: Beacon Hill, Barton, Favorite, Boyden, JBK

September 5, 2014

Beacon Hill Staffing Group, headquartered in Boston, announced Managing Director Ryan Pirnat and Division Director Maricela Ostrand will lead its new division, Beacon Hill Pharma. The division provides contract, permanent placement, FSP/outsourcing and consulting to pharmaceutical, medical device...

Elance-oDesk report says 34% of US workers freelance

September 4, 2014

A survey released by online staffing firm Elance-oDesk found 34 percent of U.S. workers — 53 million people — are freelancing. The workforce adds $715 billion annually to the economy through their freelance work.“The 53 million Americans who are freelancing already contribute more than $700 billi...