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Bill targets independent contractor safe harbor

December 18, 2009

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A Senate bill that would cut back on a safe harbor for users of independent contractors among other things was introduced this week by Sen. John Kerry, D-MA.

"The Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability and Consistency Act of 2009," would effectively repeal the safe harbor for independent contractor...


Contract watch: TeamStaff

December 18, 2009

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TeamStaff Inc. (NASD: TSTF) announced it received a five-year contract valued at up to $3.3 million to provide healthcare staffing to a military retirement facility in the northeast. The contract will begin Feb. 1.

The company will provide registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing...


European agency OKs Adecco/MPS deal

December 18, 2009

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The European Commission today approved Adecco SA's acquisition of MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS), saying the deal would not hinder competition in the European Economic Area.

Adecco's and MPS' operations significantly overlap only in providing information technology, legal and financial workers in the United...


Michigan, Rhode Island post highest jobless rates

December 18, 2009

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Michigan again reported the highest unemployment rate among all states in November at 14.7%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Rhode Island came next at 12.7%.

California, Nevada and South Carolina tied for the third-highest jobless rates at 12.3% each.

North Dakota posted the lowest...


Bill targets independent contractor safe harbor

December 18, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

A Senate bill that would cut back on a safe harbor for users of independent contractors among other things was introduced this week by Sen. John Kerry, D-MA.

"The Taxpayer Responsibility, Accountability and Consistency Act of 2009," would effectively repeal the safe harbor for independent contractor...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 18, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The Daily New represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here are a few of the most recent research items available to corporate members -- including Insights on which ways of sourcing find better workers, which temps work for which type of staffing...


U.S. leading index rises 0.9%

December 17, 2009

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The Conference Board's U.S. leading economic index released today rose 0.9% in November, its eighth consecutive month of increases. It now stands at 104.9 (2004=100).

"The indicators point to a bright new year," said Ken Goldstein, economist at The Conference Board. "Looking ahead, we can expect a slowly...


Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

December 17, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The Daily New represents a small portion of the information and research Staffing Industry Analysts provides. Here are a few of the most recent research items available to corporate members -- including Insights on growth in information technology staffing, engineering/design staffing and allied healthcare....


Jobless claims increase by 7,000

December 17, 2009

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The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended Dec. 12 rose by 7,000, or 1.5%, to 480,000 from the previous week's revised number of 473,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Economists had expected claims to decrease, Bloomberg reported.

The four-week moving...


IT services and staffing firm renames, adds jobs

December 17, 2009

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BC Forward is the new name for information technology services and staffing firm Bucher + Christian. The Indianapolis-based company also announced Tuesday it's adding 200 employees across its project management, systems integration and staff augmentation operations by 2012. BC Forward presently has...