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U.S. manufacturing growth slows

December 1, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in November, but at a slower rate than in October, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. Employment also expanded at a slower pace than in the previous month. November's index rea...


Surveys: CIOs plan hiring, CFOs cautious

December 1, 2009

Chief information officers plan to resume some hiring in the first quarter, but chief financial officers remain cautious about adding staff, according to a pair of surveys released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The firm's survey of CIOs found that 7% plan to add technology...


People: Judge, Seven Simple Machines

December 1, 2009

The Judge Group hires former hockey pro; Seven Simple Machines names CEO. The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based professional staffing firm, hired former Philadelphia Flyers hockey player Brian Propp as VP of its strategic account management team. Propp was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1...


U.S. manufacturing growth slows

December 1, 2009

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in November, but at a slower rate than in October, according to the Institute for Supply Management's key purchasing managers' index for manufacturing released today. Employment also expanded at a slower pace than in the previous month. November's index rea...


New York raises penalties for retaliation

November 30, 2009

The state of New York raised penalties for employers who retaliate against workers who report labor violations to the state Department of Labor. A new state law that went into effect last week raised the minimum civil penalty to $2,000 from $200 and the maximum penalty to $10,000 from $1,000, th...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

November 30, 2009

Here is the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. BRIEFING - Many states raising unemployment taxes in 2010 Staffing firms must absorb cost or pass through to buyers Some states to see significant hikes Higher unemployment tax rates may last awhile INSIGHT - 2009 Largest U.S. PEOs lis...


Blog: SUTA geniuses at work

November 30, 2009

Several states are raising unemployment taxes -- some substantially -- despite the possibility that increases in such taxes may actually lead to more or longer unemployment. Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research and Analysis Job Osborne writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the...


New York raises penalties for retaliation

November 30, 2009

The state of New York raised penalties for employers who retaliate against workers who report labor violations to the state Department of Labor. A new state law that went into effect last week raised the minimum civil penalty to $2,000 from $200 and the maximum penalty to $10,000 from $1,000, th...


Report: Global growth to return in 2010

November 30, 2009

Global economic growth will return to pre-crisis levels in 2010 driven largely by emerging economies, The Conference Board reported today. "Global growth will resume in 2010, with global output per head returning to pre-crisis levels," said Bart van Ark, chief economist at The Conference Board....


Blog: SUTA geniuses at work

November 30, 2009

Several states are raising unemployment taxes -- some substantially -- despite the possibility that increases in such taxes may actually lead to more or longer unemployment. Staffing Industry Analysts Director of Research and Analysis Job Osborne writes about this in The Contingent Blog. For the...