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Jobs bill includes payroll tax break

March 17, 2010

A jobs bill aimed at spurring hiring, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, was signed by President Obama today.

Employers will receive a Social Security payroll tax exemption in 2010 for every worker hired who has been unemployed for at least 60 days under the HIRE Act. In addition...

Survey: One doctor can bring in $1.5 million

March 17, 2010

A physician generates an average of $1.5 million a year in net revenue on behalf of his or her affiliated hospital, according to a survey of hospital CFOs by Merritt Hawkins, a physician search firm and division of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS).

Neurosurgeons topped the list of specialists...

Pulse deadline is Monday

March 17, 2010

Monday at 11 a.m. Pacific time is the deadline to take part in Staffing Industry Analysts' Monthly Pulse Survey of the staffing industry and receive a 30-page report detailing sector-by-sector and segment-by-segment revenue trends that will be based on the survey's results. There is no cost to participate....

Jobless claims decline by 5,000

March 17, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended March 13 fell by 5,000, or 1.1%, to 457,000 from the previous week's revised number of 462,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended March 13 fell by 4,250,...

FBI: Temp firm paid $24 million under table

March 17, 2010

Two former owners of a temporary employment agency in Stoughton MA were charged Wednesday on suspicion of paying more than $24 million in cash to workers in an effort to avoid paying more than $7 million dollars in taxes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in workers' compensation insurance premiums,...

Staffing firm to pay $75,000 in EEOC suit

March 17, 2010

Olsten Staffing Services Corp. will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday.

Olsten refused to refer a deaf job applicant for a temporary position at Main Street Ingredients, a La Crosse WI food...

ZeroChaos CEO receives SIA award

March 17, 2010

Harold Mills, CEO of ZeroChaos, received the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award today at Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum in Las Vegas.

The Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award goes to a person who launched an idea or took an action that:
  • Was a significant innovation from how things...

Oklahoma City posts lowest jobless rate

March 17, 2010

Oklahoma City posted the lowest jobless rate in January, 6.7%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Washington DC area posted the second-lowest at 6.9%.

The Detroit area registered the highest unemployment rate...

Healthcare staffing firm files for bankruptcy

March 17, 2010

Crdentia Corp., a Winter Park FL-based healthcare staffing firm, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, according to a court filing.

The company reported it has assets of approximately $7.5 million and consolidated liabilities of approximately $22.5 million, according to a court filing....

Healthcare reconciliation may raise fee

March 17, 2010

Companies that have more than 50 workers and do not provide health insurance could be required to pay $2,000 per full-time worker per year under the healthcare reform reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. The reconciliation bill would raise the amount from the Senate healthcare...