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Employers support minimum wage increases, survey finds

September 25, 2014

Most employers, 62 percent, think the minimum wage in their state should be increased, according to a new CareerBuilder survey released today. This includes 58 percent of company senior leaders.While most employers would like to see a hike in their state, 48 percent said a fair minimum wage shoul...

US jobless claims average down but total claims rise by 12,000

September 25, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 1,250 to a total of 298,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 299,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving aver...

Social media is a lot like real life — Staffing Stream

September 25, 2014

Social media is a relationship, writes Nicole Weathers in The Staffing Stream. Weathers, social media advisor at Staffing Robot, discusses how social media can help staffing firms connect with people and make lifetime brand advocates. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog whe...

Adecco says global revenue up 5% in July, August

September 24, 2014

Adecco SA reported global revenue rose 5 percent organically in the first two months of the third quarter when adjusted for trading days.The seasonal pickup in September has so far been weaker than normal — most notably in Germany and France. Adecco reports this reflects some uncertainty in parts...

More retailers announce temporary holiday hiring

September 24, 2014

Walmart plans to hire 60,000 seasonal associates, nearly 10 percent more than last year. Meanwhile, Toys‘R’Us plans to hire 45,000 seasonal employees this holiday season at its stores and distribution centers nationwide.Kohl’s Department Stores today announced it anticipates hiring more than 67,0...

Web: What it’s like to work as a Google contractor

September 24, 2014

A former staffing services contractor at Google writes about his experience in a Forbes story. To read the article, click here.

Paychex reports growth in PEO workers, clients and health boost

September 24, 2014

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX) reported growth in PEO and ASO worksite employees and clients and reported a new minimum premium plan healthcare option for PEO clients helped boost revenue in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31.“The increase from the new PEO health care offering represents approxima...

Court rejects attorney’s overtime demand against buyer, staffing firm

September 24, 2014

A class action lawsuit for overtime pay brought by an attorney working through a staffing firm on a document review project was dismissed last week by a federal judge in New York, according to court records.David Lola worked on the project for 15 weeks starting in April 2012. He claimed to l...

Dependability top soft skill, Canadian survey finds

September 24, 2014

Dependability/reliability is the most important soft skill job applicants should have, according to Canadian survey results from Express Employment Professionals.“It’s easy to think that all that matters in a job interview is what's on your résumé, but the truth is employers are equally, if not,...

Adecco, Randstad, ManpowerGroup top list of largest global staffing firms

September 23, 2014

Adecco retains its position as the world’s largest staffing firm, followed by Randstad and then ManpowerGroup, the same order as last year, according to the newly released list of largest global staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts. The top three firms have a 16 percent market share, down...