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Agents' association raises classification issue

October 12, 2009

The National Association of Professional Allstate Agents Inc. raised the issue of independent contractor status of agents. The organization says Allstate Insurance classified the agents as independent contractors in 2000 but has denied them the freedom to actually act as independent contractors....


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

October 12, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. To access the research, please go to www.staffingindustry.com and click on "Additional new research" under the Latest Research category in the center of the page. WEBINAR - Exempt or Non-Exempt? The Multi-Million Dollar Legal Risk Faci...


Global Employment Holdings goes private

October 12, 2009

Global Employment Holdings Inc., a Lone Tree CO-based staffing firm, has been taken private in a deal with Victory Park Capital and President and CEO Howard Brill. Terms of the transaction were not announced. The deal closed Sept. 30. Brill said the company will continue with the same services a...


Tennessee sues employment agency

October 12, 2009

The Tennessee Attorney General's office announced last week it filed suit against the owner of  four employment agencies in the state for allegedly promising workers jobs at exaggerated salary levels, career development, other job placement services and, in violation of state law, charging an up...


Index signals 'resilient' economic recovery

October 9, 2009

The Economic Cycle Research Institute's weekly leading index measuring the U.S. economy continued to improve, according to its most recent reading released today. "With [weekly leading index] growth rocketing to a new record high, the economic recovery will prove to be far more resilient in comi...


Canada gains 30,600 jobs in September

October 9, 2009

Canada added 30,600 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The country's unemployment rate dipped to 8.4% in September from 8.7% in August. Canada gained 91,600 full-time jobs in September, but that increase was partially offset by a loss...


U.S. job openings, hires, separations fall

October 9, 2009

U.S. Job openings fell 35.9% year over year in August to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in from 2.6% a year ago. The number of hires fell 13.4% year over year in August to 4.0 million. The...


U.S. job openings, hires, separations fall

October 9, 2009

U.S. Job openings fell 35.9% year over year in August to approximately 2.4 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.8% in from 2.6% a year ago. The number of hires fell 13.4% year over year in August to 4.0 million. The...


Office openings: Sanford Rose, 10 til 2

October 9, 2009

Sanford Rose Associates, an executive search network, announced new offices in Wilmington NC, Milwaukee WI and Atlanta in September and October. Jim Robison is managing director of the Wilmington office, which will focus on clients in the financial, agribusiness, food processing and manufacturin...


Canada gains 30,600 jobs in September

October 9, 2009

Canada added 30,600 jobs in September, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The country's unemployment rate dipped to 8.4% in September from 8.7% in August. Canada gained 91,600 full-time jobs in September, but that increase was partially offset by a loss...