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Court: Temps must be paid for interviews

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

A federal court for the Northern District of California recently ruled in a pending class action case that temporary workers should be paid for time spent interviewing for potential assignments with client companies, employment law firm Littler Mendelson reported.

The court found that employees were...


Survey: Staffing firm use to increase

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

More than 7% of hiring managers plan to use a staffing firm to fill a temporary position in the fourth quarter, up from 6% in the third quarter, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. In addition, slightly more than 10% of hiring managers plan to use a staffing firm to search for permanent employees,...


Survey: Staffing firm use to increase

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

More than 7% of hiring managers plan to use a staffing firm to fill a temporary position in the fourth quarter, up from 6% in the third quarter, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com. In addition, slightly more than 10% of hiring managers plan to use a staffing firm to search for permanent employees,...


Court: Temps must be paid for interviews

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

A federal court for the Northern District of California recently ruled in a pending class action case that temporary workers should be paid for time spent interviewing for potential assignments with client companies, employment law firm Littler Mendelson reported.

The court found that employees were...


Openings, hires, separations fall in September

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

U.S. job openings fell 25.9% on a year-over-year basis in September to almost 2.5 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.9% in September from 2.4% a year earlier.

The number of hires fell 11.0% in September to approximately...


Openings, hires, separations fall in September

November 10, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

U.S. job openings fell 25.9% on a year-over-year basis in September to almost 2.5 million, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate fell to 1.9% in September from 2.4% a year earlier.

The number of hires fell 11.0% in September to approximately...


House health bill requires 8% payroll fee

November 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a healthcare reform measure Saturday that includes a requirement that companies not providing health insurance for their workers pay 8% of their annual payroll to an insurance exchange.

"It would have a horrific effect on employers," said Ed Lenz, senior VP...


House health bill requires 8% payroll fee

November 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a healthcare reform measure Saturday that includes a requirement that companies not providing health insurance for their workers pay 8% of their annual payroll to an insurance exchange.

"It would have a horrific effect on employers," said Ed Lenz, senior VP...


Arcadia announces share sale for $11.1 million

November 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

Arcadia Resources Inc. (AMEX: KAD), an Indianapolis-based firm that provides healthcare staffing, home care and pharmacy services, is selling approximately 15.9 million shares of new stock along with options to acquire further shares for approximately $11.1 million.

The deal calls for Arcadia to sell...


Employment trends index rises

November 9, 2009

Staffing Industry Analysts North American Daily News

The Conference Board's U.S. employment trends index has risen 0.3% from its revised August reading and now stands at 88.5, The Conference Board announced today.

"The employment trends index has likely turned a corner in September, and the historical relationship between the index and employment suggests...