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IC misclassification finds result in hundreds of thousands in back wages

February 3, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division continues its focus on independent contractor misclassification. This week and last week it announced several companies are being required to pay hundreds of thousands in back pay for IC misclassification and overtime violations. The US Dis...

Work is no longer work — staffing quote of the week

February 3, 2015

“Work is no longer work,” said Peter Sorgenfrei, CEO of UK-based Somewhere, in an article on Forbes.com. “It’s a series of projects. People are not looking for a job. They’re looking for a project.” To read the story, click here.

Temp staffing revenue growth holds steady in December, Pulse finds

February 2, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10 percent year over year in December among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The year-over-year pace is unchanged for the third consecutive month.“The results suggest a relatively strong finish to 2014, wit...

Manufacturing indexes for US and Canada decelerate

February 2, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index for US manufacturing decelerated to a reading of 53.5 in January from December’s reading of 55.1. January’s reading is the lowest in the last 12 months, but any reading above 50 typically indicates growth.Investing.com reported econ...

CompTIA says challenging IT hiring environment to persist

February 2, 2015

The challenge IT companies face in filling technical positions will likely persist in 2015, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2015 released Jan. 29 by CompTIA. The nonprofit association reports 68% of executives expect to face a challenging or very challenging hiring environment for technical...

Freelancer reports receipts from customers up 42%

February 2, 2015

Freelancer Limited, one of the largest providers of online staffing, reported receipts from customers rose 42.1% year over year in the fourth quarter to AUS$7.4 million (US$6.0 million). The sequential increase from the third quarter was 7.6%.The company reported 14.3 million registered users for...

Index: Small business adds 20,000 jobs, hours worked hits record high

February 2, 2015

Small businesses added 20,000 new jobs in January, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.09% increase from December and makes more than 880,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 112.0 hours in January, up 30 m...

NLRB rewrites rules on IC classification — Staffing Stream

February 2, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board created a new test for employers to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or employee under federal labor law, writes Y. Douglas Yang in The Staffing Stream. Yang is an associate with Michael Best and Friedrich LLP. To read the post, click...

Staffing research analyst sought

February 2, 2015

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ManpowerGroup’s Q4 revenue falls, but net earnings rise 16%

January 30, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue at ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) fell 2.5% to $5.12 billion. The world’s third-largest staffing firm reported revenue fell in its largest single geography, France, by 9.3%, or 1.2% in constant currency. However, revenue rose 5.2% in both the US and Italy.Net earnings rose...