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71% of workers can get health benefits

July 28, 2009

Seventy-one percent of private industry workers had access to healthcare benefits in March 2009 and about half participated in a plan, according to a report released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sixty-seven percent of private industry workers had access to retirement benefits.


71% of workers can get health benefits

July 28, 2009

Seventy-one percent of private industry workers had access to healthcare benefits in March 2009 and about half participated in a plan, according to a report released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sixty-seven percent of private industry workers had access to retirement benefits.


Judge OKs FedEx class action in 8 states

July 28, 2009

A federal judge in Indiana on Monday granted FedEx Ground drivers in eight states class action status in their suit against FedEx Corp. that claims the company incorrectly classified them as independent contractors, Bloomberg reported. The judge also denied class action status to workers in thre...


Judge OKs FedEx class action in 8 states

July 28, 2009

A federal judge in Indiana on Monday granted FedEx Ground drivers in eight states class action status in their suit against FedEx Corp. that claims the company incorrectly classified them as independent contractors, Bloomberg reported. The judge also denied class action status to workers in three...


Heidrick revenue falls 45%

July 28, 2009

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported second-quarter net revenue fell 45.1% year-over-year to $93.1 million. "Although we remain optimistic about an improvement in our business in the later half of the year, it will be weaker than we had previously e...


Consumer confidence declines

July 28, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index fell in July to a reading of 46.6 (1985=100) from 49.3 in June. Consumers saying business conditions are "bad" increased to 46.3% from 45.3% in the prior month. Those saying jobs are "hard to get" increased to 48.1% from 44.8%. The index is based o...


Mass layoffs up 61% in June

July 27, 2009

The number of mass layoffs rose 60.9% in June compared with the same month last year, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 59.8%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. In June, there were 2,763 mass layoff actions compared with 1,717 in...


ASA releases VMS/MSP best practices

July 27, 2009

The American Staffing Association released a set of best practices for staffing firms and staffing buyers to help reduce their risks when dealing with vendor management systems and managed services providers. The information comes as the industry continues to feel the effects of the collapse of...


Mass layoffs up 61% in June

July 27, 2009

The number of mass layoffs rose 60.9% in June compared with the same month last year, and the initial claims for unemployment insurance related to mass layoffs rose 59.8%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. In June, there were 2,763 mass layoff actions compared with 1,717 in t...


San Francisco area posts highest average pay

July 27, 2009

Average pay was 19% above the national average for civilian workers in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan area in 2008, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The area's pay difference was the highest among 77 metropolitan areas studied. The New...