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Operator of day labor firms pleads guilty, faces prison

October 17, 2014

The operator of five employee leasing companies which supplied day laborers to several businesses in the Harrisburg, Penn., area pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the US Attorney’s Office announced.Vanny Son, 33, of Harrisburg, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the IRS of approximately $1 mill...


Report cites wage disparities between genders

October 17, 2014

Men earn 29 percent more than their female colleagues in the US, according to the Monster Wage Index Report released by Monster Worldwide. Wages for male supervisors were 42 percent higher than females, although the percentage of respondents who claimed to work in supervisory positions favored ma...


Amazon to hire 80,000 US seasonal workers, others announce plans

October 17, 2014

Amazon.com Inc. (NSDQ: AMZN) will add 80,000 seasonal positions across its US network of fulfillment and sortation centers this holiday season in order to meet an increase in customer demand, the company announced. Amazon now has more than 50 fulfillment centers in the US and will have more than...


People: Swift, Pridestaff, Continuum, livingHR, Right Executive Search

October 17, 2014

Swift Worldwide Resources, a recruiter serving the oil and gas industry, announced Katja Lenihan will head its new an office in Terrace, British Columbia as regional manager. Lenihan previously was account development manager in Swift’s office in Perth, Australia.Mike McGraw is the owner/strategi...


New England PEO names co-presidents

October 16, 2014

Genesis HR Solutions, a New England-based PEO, named Patty Hilger and Diane Stevenson as co-presidents, effective immediately. Founder Robert Burbidge remains CEO and will focus on the strategic direction of the company.Stevenson has been CFO at Genesis for more than 20 years. She served on the a...


Staffing services increase, workers harder to find — Beige Book

October 16, 2014

Staffing services increased in many reporting Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. However, most districts had some employers reporting difficulty finding qualified workers for certain positions.Staffing services increased in New York...


US jobless claims average down 4,250 to 14-year low

October 16, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 4,250 to a total of 283,500 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 287,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for th...


ASA index: Occupational therapist tops hardest-to-fill list

October 16, 2014

Occupational therapist is the hardest-to-fill occupation in the US, according to The American Staffing Association’s Skills Gap Index, a new quarterly index that tracks the number of hardest-to-fill occupations in the US. The index was announced at the organziation’s Staffing World show this week...


What frustrates tech pros at work?

October 16, 2014

Being stuck in a job with few opportunities for professional advancement would cause IT workers the most frustration, according to a new survey released by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). An unmanageable workload and limited ability to learn new s...


Contingent worker quality has far-reaching impact — Staffing Industry Review

October 16, 2014

Buyers in any industry and their staffing suppliers should agree to a list of practices focused on keeping the contractor and their requestors happy and successful, writes John Heigl, a consultant for Eli Lilly and Company’s Global Flexible Staffing Services, in an article in Staffing Industry Re...