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Mexico sets single national minimum wage

October 21, 2015

Mexico’s National Minimum Wage Commission established a single national minimum daily wage of 70.10 pesos (US$4.24), effective Oct. 1.

Labor Secretary Alfonso Navarrete said the change will benefit 751,915 workers in 2,341 municipalities currently within “zone B,” which will see a 2.66% increase...

Silicon Valley survey finds 43% expect Q4 hiring needs to rise

October 21, 2015

Employers in California’s Silicon Valley expect a high level of hiring in the fourth quarter, according to West Valley Staffing Group’s latest Silicon Valley economic forecast survey.

The quarterly survey found 43.0% of hiring managers predict their hiring needs to increase in the fourth quarter and...

ADP Workforce Vitality Index up 5% in Q3

October 21, 2015

The ADP Workforce Vitality Index, a measure of the total wages paid to the US private-sector workforce, rose 5.1% year over year to a level of 108.9 (third quarter 2013=100, not seasonally adjusted) in the third quarter of 2015.

The quarterly report analyzes the overall vitality of the US labor market...

Median earnings of US full-timers up 1.6% in Q3

October 20, 2015

Median weekly earnings of US full-time wage and salary workers rose 1.6% year over year in the third quarter to $803 (not seasonally adjusted), the US Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today.

Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $721, or 81.1% of the $889 median for men....

TEKsystems study: IT retention pains largely self-inflicted

October 20, 2015

Retention is clearly an issue for in the IT sector but organizations are doing little to address it, according to the retention and engagement survey released today by TEKsystems.

The survey found 9% of IT leaders and 12% of IT professionals expect people to stay with their employer for more than five...

Gig platform CEO on temporary staffing — Staffing quote of the week

October 20, 2015

“What staffing is great for is helping you deal with predictable work,” A.J. Brustein, CEO of on-demand staffing platform Wonolo, told Fast Company in a story on temp agencies of the future. “You know you’ll need people over Christmas? Temp staffing is great. Have someone going on maternal leave?...

Cross Country to pay $33 million for Mediscan

October 20, 2015

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) struck a deal to acquire Mediscan, a provider of healthcare staffing based in Woodland Hills, Calif., in a transaction expected to close this quarter. Cross Country will pay $33 million, including $28 million in cash and $5 million in stock. It could also pay...

Team Health rejects AmSurg merger deal

October 20, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), which includes healthcare staffing provider D&Y, rejected a merger offer by AmSurg Corp., in an announcement today. The proposal has a total enterprise value of $7.8 billion, based on AmSurg’s closing stock price Oct. 19, according to AmSurg.

Team Health reported...

September jobless rate highest in West Virginia

October 20, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in September at 7.3%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. New Mexico and Nevada followed at 6.8% and 6.7% respectively.

The District of Columbia had a rate of 6.7%.

North Dakota posted the lowest unemployment...

Ciber claims court victory over Hawaiian government complaint — Web

October 19, 2015

The Denver Business Journal reports that Denver-based Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), an IT staffing and solutions provider, claimed a court victory in a $13 million contract with the Hawaii Department of Transportation.