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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...


Dramatic shift in US workforce demographics, report finds

March 27, 2015

Major demographic shifts in the US since 2001 have led to a workforce that looks quite different today, according to The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs report released by CareerBuilder. The report tracks the changing composition of jobs by gender, race and age from 2001 to 2014.Men occupy a broader a...


New estimate of fourth-quarter GDP for US remains at 2.2%

March 27, 2015

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the third estimate released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The third estimate is unchanged from the previously released second estimate.Real GDP rose by 5.0% in the third quarter...


Report says Amazon makes temps sign 18-month noncompetes — Web

March 27, 2015

The Verge reports Amazon makes temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month noncompete agreements that could cover the globe.


Canada’s oil industry to lose 8,000 jobs in 2015

March 27, 2015

The collapse of oil prices in the second half of 2014 will take a bite out of the Canadian oil industry’s finances, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Oil Extraction Industry. Revenues are expected to fall by C$43 billion, or 37%, and the industry...


People: Fastaff, Eastridge, Tower Legal and more

March 27, 2015

Fastaff, a travel nurse staffing firm, added Jeff Files as VP of recruiting. Files previously was VP of sales for Interim Physicians.Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a San Diego, Calif.-based staffing firm, announced Regional VP James Logue will lead the new Dallas office, its second regional Texas...


Microsoft to suppliers: Provide employees with 15 days paid time off

March 26, 2015

Microsoft will require US suppliers to provide a minimum of 15 days paid time off per year for eligible employees, according to a blog post today by Brad Smith, general counsel and executive VP of legal and corporate affairs.“Over the past year there has been increasing debate about income inequa...


Judge approves EEOC subpoena in Aerotek investigation

March 26, 2015

A federal judge approved a subpoena allowing the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to proceed with its age discrimination investigation of Aerotek Inc., the EEOC announced Wednesday.An EEOC investigation of the staffing provider found hundreds of age-based employee referral requests from...


SkillStorm promotes CFO to president

March 26, 2015

Staffing provider SkillStorm named Paul Moura as president. Moura has been with SkillStorm for five years and had served as CFO; he is based out of the company’s headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.“Over the past several years, we have pursued bold, ambitious goals,” said CEO Vince Virga. “Paul...