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States tackle minimum wage bills, Walmart to raise starting pay for managers

June 3, 2015

The hot-button issue of minimum wage rates is on the table for lawmakers nationwide. Legislation moved forward this week to raise the rate in California and Rhode Island, while Nevada narrowly rejected a proposal that would increase its minimum wage. Meanwhile, Walmart plans to raise starting pay...


Outplacement provider names Lee Hecht Harrison exec as CEO

June 3, 2015

Outplacement provider Career Partners International named Karen O’Boyle as its new president and CEO. She replaces retiring CEO David Hemmer.O’Boyle most recently served as executive VP of global sales at Lee Hecht Harrison, Adecco Group’s outplacement business. She also served as global sales le...


US adds 201,000 jobs for ‘solid gain’ in May, ADP reports

June 3, 2015

US private sector employment rose by approximately 201,000 jobs in May when compared to April, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. May’s job gains exceeded the 165,000 additions in April —a...


Economy: Online job ads rebound in May, Nonmanufacturing index decelerates

June 3, 2015

In economic news, US online job ads rose in May, according to The Conference Board. However, the Institute for Supply Management’s nonmanufacturing index decelerated.The Conference Board reported US online job ads were up by 83,100 in May to approximately 5.45 million. May’s increase follows a lo...


US workers have worst ‘Sunday night blues’

June 3, 2015

Americans feel much higher levels of anxiety heading into the workweek than those in other parts of the world, according to a recently released Monster.com poll. The global poll found 76% of respondents in the US reported having “really bad” Sunday night blues. This differs greatly from the rest...


Las Vegas posts highest jobless rate in April

June 3, 2015

The Las Vegas metropolitan area posted the highest unemployment rate in April, 7.1%, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The lowest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in February was found in the Austi...


Uber to get lion's share of on-demand IC revenue estimate of $18.5 billion

June 2, 2015

On-demand economy firms that connect users with independent contractors for household or transportation services will generate $18.5 billion in revenue in 2015, or 3.9% of their total addressable market, according to estimates by BIA/Kelsey, a consulting firm based in Chantilly, Va. Much of that...


MBO hires former Kelly, Adecco exec Bob Lucas

June 2, 2015

MBO Partners named Bob Lucas as senior VP of business development. Lucas most recently served as senior VP of business development at Advance Partners, a provider of services including funding to staffing firms. Lucas also served in executive roles at Kelly Services (NASD: KELYA) and Adecco. He h...


CorTech’s total sales rise 33% in Q1

June 2, 2015

CorTech International, a global staffing provider based in Atlanta, reported record first-quarter results as well as $50.2 million in sales during the first four months of 2015 through April 30. Total sales for the quarter rose 33% from the same period in 2014, and gross profit rose 35.9%, which...


NY regulates paying workers with debit cards: Gov. Cuomo speaks out

June 2, 2015

The New York state Department of Labor published draft regulations regarding how businesses pay workers with debit cards, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced.The proposed regulations outline the responsibilities of businesses that use debit cards to pay workers and prohibit employers from profiting f...