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Oil-and-gas companies pay $1.3 million in back wages since 2014

March 31, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recovered more than $1.3 million in back wages for more than 1,300 workers in the oil-and-gas industry since it launched an enforcement initiative covering New Mexico and west Texas in 2014, the agency reported Monday.The division found overtime...


Google HR chief on staffing talent — staffing quote of the week

March 31, 2015

“There’s an increasing spread of performance that’s observable,” Forbes quoted Lazlo Bock, Google’s head of people operations, as saying about the talent conversation change in the time he’s been at Google. “The most talented people on the planet have way more options than they used to – the glob...


Mortgage services and staffing firm acquires real estate tech provider

March 30, 2015

Clayton Holdings LLC, a provider of staffing and other services to the mortgage industry, acquired Red Bell Real Estate LLC and sister company Main Street Valuation LLC.Red Bell provides technology products to help real estate sellers better understand local markets in the US, according to the co...


Heidrick & Struggles appoints global healthcare and life sciences leader

March 30, 2015

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) today announced John Mitchell joined the firm as global practice managing partner — healthcare and life sciences. As leader of Heidrick & Struggles’ global healthcare and life sciences practice, he will head a team...


Intel exec calls for raising H-1B cap as feds to start accepting visa applications

March 30, 2015

The US has a shortage of skilled workers in STEM fields and congress must raise the cap on H-1B visas, Lisa Malloy, Intel’s director of policy communications and government relations, wrote in a blog post last week.“While only about 6% of our US workforce is here on an H-1B visa, these individual...


Mexico moves toward uniform minimum wage — Web

March 30, 2015

The minimum wage in Mexico’s geographical zone “B” will increase by 2.6%, to 68.28 pesos (US$4.52) from 66.45 pesos (US$4.40) per day effective April 1, according to Bloomberg BNA. The wage of 70.10 pesos (US$4.64) a day will be maintained. In geographical area “A.” Geographical zone “A” includes...


Half of older workers unemployed in last five years still jobless today

March 30, 2015

Despite recent improvements in job creation statistics and the US unemployment rate, half of the people ages 45 to 70 who experienced unemployment during the past five years are not currently working, according to a survey conducted by AARP. Fifty percent of survey respondents reported they were...


Image-tarnishing myths surrounding RPO debunked — Staffing Stream

March 30, 2015

The RPO industry is still in its blooming phase and is still a relatively new concept that has yet to settle in with the businesses worldwide, writes Anuj Mehta in The Staffing Stream. Mehta, a professional content writer for Collar Search, discusses the top five myths that have been holding orga...


Highest starting salaries for business grads? MIS and marketing

March 27, 2015

Management information systems majors are projected to post the highest starting salary, at $55,843, among bachelor’s degree business graduates of the class of 2015, according to salary survey data released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Among master’s level grads, marketi...


Nevada posts highest jobless rate in February

March 27, 2015

Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in February at 7.1%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi followed at 7.0%; California and Louisiana both posted unemployment rates of 6.7%.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.8%.Nebras...