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Staffing firm pleads guilty to false statements

July 20, 2009

Patriot Services Inc. and its owner/president, Stephanie Blackmon, have each agreed to plead guilty to a one-count charge filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, of making a false statement to the Small Business Administration (SBA).  Patriot supplies temporary staffing services to v...


Minimum wage rising to $7.25

July 17, 2009

The federal minimum wage will rise to $7.25 an hour on July 24. The U.S. Department of Labor reported the increase will take effect in 30 states that either don't have a minimum wage or the state minimum wage is below the new federal level. Presently, the federal minimum wage is $6.55 an hour. T...


Eight states post jobless rates above 11%

July 17, 2009

Eight states posted unemployment rates above 11.0% in June, with Michigan reporting the highest unemployment rate among all states at 15.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Rhode Island registered the second-highest jobless rate among states in June at 12.4% followed by Oregon...


Minimum wage rising to $7.25

July 17, 2009

The federal minimum wage will rise to $7.25 an hour on July 24. The U.S. Department of Labor reported the increase will take effect in 30 states that either don't have a minimum wage or the state minimum wage is below the new federal level. Presently, the federal minimum wage is $6.55 an hour. Th...


Eight states post jobless rates above 11%

July 17, 2009

Eight states posted unemployment rates above 11.0% in June, with Michigan reporting the highest unemployment rate among all states at 15.2%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Rhode Island registered the second-highest jobless rate among states in June at 12.4% followed by Orego...


Report: Senators drop card check language

July 17, 2009

Six Senate Democrats agreed to drop a provision of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act that would have required companies to recognize unions without a secret ballot election if a majority of workers signed cards requesting a union, The New York Times reported today. The Employee Free Choice A...


Report: Senators drop card check language

July 17, 2009

Six Senate Democrats agreed to drop a provision of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act that would have required companies to recognize unions without a secret ballot election if a majority of workers signed cards requesting a union, The New York Times reported today. The Employee Free Choice Ac...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

July 17, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts: Staffing Industry Report July 2009 *List of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms *Review of second-quarter mergers & acquisitions *Vacations rank as most common benefit provided temps


AMN announces new CFO

July 16, 2009

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, named Bary Bailey as CFO. Bailey comes to AMN after serving as CFO and executive VP at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a specialty pharmaceutical company. Bailey had been at Valeant since 2002. Prior to th...


CIO survey: Trying out workers helpful

July 16, 2009

Almost three-quarters of chief information officers say it's helpful to bring in tech workers on a contract basis before hiring them full time, according to a survey by Robert Half Technology, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Among the CIOs, 28% said bringing in a worker...