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House OKs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

January 28, 2009

The House approved the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Tuesday; the legislation will now go to President Barack Obama who is expected to sign it. The act will allow workers to sue for pay discrimination based on their most recent paycheck containing discriminatory pay rather than when the discrim...


Monthly buyer newsletter launches

January 28, 2009

The CWS 30 monthly newsletter has lifted off with its inaugural version. Designed to reach buyers of contingent labor, CWS 30 will be an adjunct resource to Contingent Workforce Strategies magazine. The monthly electronic newsletter will feature new research, Benchmarks, a question and answer s...


Report - 400,000 Japanese temps may be cut

January 28, 2009

The Mainichi Daily News reported that Japan's manufacturing sector may cut 400,000 temporary workers by the end of March. The report was on unemployment forecasts for temporary workers by the Japan Production Skill Labor Association and the Japan Manufacturing Outsourcing Association. The newspap...


Consumer confidence edges down

January 27, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index edged down further in January, the organization reported. The index now stands at 37.7 (1985=100), down from 38.6 in December. "The consumer confidence index continues to hover at all-time lows (the index began in 1967) and it appears that consumer...


Temporary worker additions, reductions

January 27, 2009

A power plant is hiring 2,000 temporary workers. Meanwhile, Corning Inc. said today it was cutting 1,400 temporary workers while a news report said Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC is also reducing the number of temporary workers. The (San Luis Obispo CA) Tribune newspaper reported that PG&E...


Temporary worker additions, reductions

January 27, 2009

A power plant is hiring 2,000 temporary workers. Meanwhile, Corning Inc. said today it was cutting 1,400 temporary workers while a news report said Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC is also reducing the number of temporary workers. The (San Luis Obispo CA) Tribune newspaper reported that PG&E Co...


States' jobless rates rise

January 27, 2009

Unemployment rates rose in all 50 states in December. Michigan posted the highest jobless rate among states at 10.6%, while Wyoming registered the lowest at 3.4%. Rhode Island reported the second-highest unemployment rate at 10.0%. It was followed by South Carolina at 9.5%, California at 9.3%,...


Consumer confidence edges down

January 27, 2009

The Conference Board's consumer confidence index edged down further in January, the organization reported. The index now stands at 37.7 (1985=100), down from 38.6 in December. "The consumer confidence index continues to hover at all-time lows (the index began in 1967) and it appears that consum...


States' jobless rates rise

January 27, 2009

Unemployment rates rose in all 50 states in December. Michigan posted the highest jobless rate among states at 10.6%, while Wyoming registered the lowest at 3.4%. Rhode Island reported the second-highest unemployment rate at 10.0%. It was followed by South Carolina at 9.5%, California at 9.3%, Ne...


Gevity cutting 10% of internal staff

January 27, 2009

Gevity HR Inc. (NASD: GVHR) said today it will reduce internal headcount by approximately 10%. The Bradenton FL-based professional employer organization said the cuts are part of a plan to reduce annual operating costs by approximately $19 million, or 16% compared with 2008. Gevity said it will t...