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Jobless claims from mass layoffs surge

January 28, 2009

The number of initial jobless claims related to mass layoffs rose in December and for full-year 2008 reached their highest levels since 2001 and 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The temporary help services industry registered the largest number of initial unemployment c...


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 discr...


For staffing firm workers losing their jobs

January 28, 2009

What should internal workers at staffing firms do if they are laid off? Staffing Industry Analysts' Director of Research and Analysis Jon Osborne writes about the issue in The Contingent Blog. For the full blog, click here.


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 newsp...


Jobless claims from mass layoffs surge

January 28, 2009

The number of initial jobless claims related to mass layoffs rose in December and for full-year 2008 reached their highest levels since 2001 and 2002, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The temporary help services industry registered the largest number of initial unemployment cla...


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...