Craig Johnson

Managing Editor, Staffing Publications

Craig Johnson
cjohnsonSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Craig Johnson is Managing Editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News. Johnson joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2006. He has more than 17 years of experience as a journalist.

Recent Articles

Where Are Wages Growing Fastest?

3 October 2012

The average weekly wage in the 328 largest U.S. counties rose by 5.4 percent year-over-year in the first quarter to $984, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But what areas enjoyed the best growth?

Southern State Posts Biggest Jump in Staffing Jobs

26 September 2012

The state with the biggest percentage jump in staffing industry employment last month was Kentucky, according to data released last week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that was not seasonally adjusted. How did the other states fare?

Temporary Labor Bill Rates Appear on the Rise

19 September 2012

Temporary labor bill rates appear on the rise after a period of slow growth, according to the IQNdex, an index of temporary labor bill rates produced by IQNavigator.

Contract Watch: HP, Nestlé, Hertfordshire

19 September 2012

HP, Nestlé and Hertfordshire recently signed contracts for their contingent workforce management programs.

Healthcare Reform Guidance Could Reduce Penalties

5 September 2012

New guidance put forth by the federal government last week could significantly reduce employer penalties under healthcare reform, which could translate to savings for staffing users if such penalties are substantially reduced.

2014

30 August 2012

Healthcare reform brings plenty  of uncertainties, and financial penalties for employers starting  in 2014. But some see opportunity. A look at what lies ahead.

IBM Is Buying Kenexa

29 August 2012

Kenexa Corp. struck a deal to be acquired by IBM for $46 per share in a transaction valued at $1.3 billion. Kenexa is a Wayne, Penn.-based talent acquisition and management software and services firm.

Court Dismisses Worker’s Suit Against Buyer, Supplier

22 August 2012

A federal lawsuit against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and staffing firm Qualitech Maintenance Inc. filed by a worker in Texas has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiff, according to court documents.

Background Checker Must Pay $2.6 Million

15 August 2012

Companies increasingly rely on third-party vendors to conduct background checks on their candidates — traditional as well as contingent. But those firms must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. One recently agreed to settle allegations that it violated the act. 

Clients to Pay Back Wages to Contingents

1 August 2012

Five hospitality companies in South Dakota that used an employment agency will pay more than $124,000 in back wages to 293 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. The firms will also pay $79,000 in penalties.