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Sawmill operator cited in amputation of temporary worker’s arm

May 28, 2015

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a willful violation to Cordele, Ga.-based Griffin Lumber & Hardware for failing to ensure workers were protected from an unguarded sprocket and chain following a January incident involving a 29-year-old temporary worker at a local sa...


Workplace etiquette: Opposing views

May 28, 2015

Managers view etiquette problems differently than employees do, according to a survey released today by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).CFOs ranked being distracted during meetings as the most common civility culprit, cited by 27% of CFOs. Workers, on the oth...


Jobless claims average rises

May 28, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 5,000 last week to a total of 271,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...


Randstad Sourceright lists top trends in recruitment

May 27, 2015

Randstad Sourceright shared insight on some of the top trends in recruiting based on its 2015 Talent Trends Report.The report identified three major trends in how companies connect with top talent in today's challenging recruiting landscape. These include:Increasing role of the employer brand:Two...


OSHA cites lamination company for safety and health violations, failure to train temps

May 27, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Panolam Industries International Inc., an Atlanta-area commercial lamination company, for 18 serious safety and health violations with proposed penalties of $79,650.Violations include failing to ensure machines don't accidentally start up wh...


Resource Solutions announces Honeywell RPO deal in Asia — Contract Watch

May 27, 2015

US-based Honeywell chose Resource Solutions for a three-year recruitment process outsourcing contract for operations in Asia, Resource Solutions announced.The deal calls for Resource Solutions on-site teams in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Macau.“The partnership with Resource Solution...


Labor SMART gets acquisition interest from Command Center

May 27, 2015

Labor SMART Inc. (OTCBB: LTNC), a provider of industrial staffing serving the southeastern US, received a non-binding, unsolicited letter of intent from industrial staffing provider Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI) to purchase substantially all of the company’s assets for cash.“I appreciate the...


ASA index edges up slightly

May 27, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry edged up 0.24% for the week of May 11 to May 17 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 97.03, the 19th consecutive record high week of the year.


Nevada posts highest jobless rate in April

May 27, 2015

Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in April at 7.1%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. West Virginia followed at 7.0%, while Alaska and South Carolina both had unemployment rates of 6.7%. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.5%.Ne...


No need to stop Uber-type workforce, says senator — Web

May 27, 2015

Re/code reports Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said there is no need to stop the Uber workforce. However, Warren did not answer directly when asked whether on-demand economy workers need to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. “Work is changing in America,” Warren said.