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Survey finds 65% to hire recent college grads, business majors most in demand

April 23, 2015

Companies plan to hire more recent college graduates this year and pay them better, according to a CareerBuilder survey released today. Of employers surveyed, 65% said they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 57% last year and the highest outlook since 2007. One third will of...


Jobless claims average rises by 1,750

April 23, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 1,750 last week to a total of 284,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decreases the v...


Make your website a recruiting machine — Staffing Stream

April 23, 2015

There could be aspects of your company’s online storefront that hurt your numbers and scare away potential talent, writes Karen Locke in The Staffing Stream. Locke, content strategist and writer at Staffing Robot, discusses five features you will need to start using your website as a recruiting t...


Report says 9% of independent workers use ‘on-demand economy’ platforms

April 22, 2015

Only about 9% of US independent workers use an “on-demand economy” platform such as Freelancer.com, Uber or others, according to data released Tuesday by MBO Partners. That equates to approximately 2.7 million people. These workers tend to earn less than other independent workers, but were still...


Recruit deal to enable US expansion for crowdsourced translation firm

April 22, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, invested in Tokyo-based Gengo, Inc., a crowdsourcing translation service provider. Gengo plans to use the funds raised to develop new products and expand its customer base in the US.TechinAsia re...


Long Island plumbing firms settle in wage, misclassification case

April 22, 2015

Four Long Island heating and plumbing companies have settled a wage and hour dispute with the US Department of Labor for $1.42 million in back wages and liquidated damages.The case involved four Long Island City plumbing and heating contractors: Danica Group LLC; Copper Plumbing & Heating LLC...


Response less negative to minimum wage hikes, Express survey finds

April 22, 2015

Overall, views on raising the minimum wage are less negative than they were a year ago, according to a poll released by Express Employment Professionals. The online survey took place in March and included 837 business owners, HR professionals and employees.Of those surveyed, 59% said a minimum wa...


US economic outlook strong despite weak Q1, NABE reports

April 22, 2015

The US economic outlook remains strong despite a weak first quarter, according to the National Association for Business Economics in the release of its first-quarter business conditions survey of 77 NABE members.“Over the past three months, the prices of crude oil and the dollar have not had a ma...


US grads’ median starting salary is $45,478

April 22, 2015

The median starting salary for US bachelor’s degree grads in the class of 2014 was $45,478, according to the 2015 Spring Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.Engineering grads’ median starting salary was $64,367 while business grads’ average salary was $49,035, acco...


‘Write your own ticket’ in IT — staffing quote of the week

April 21, 2015

“Every industry needs IT people. It doesn’t matter if you’re transportation or health; everyone needs IT people,” the Green Bay Press Gazette quoted Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Associate Dean Julie Ebben-Matzke Ebben-Matzke as saying. “You can write your own ticket with IT. … That flexi...