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Staffing firms to pay $3.5 million for mislabeled per diem payments

June 23, 2015

Six Gulf Coast staffing agencies agreed to pay nearly $3.5 million in back wages to more than 3,000 workers after US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division investigators found part of their wages were mislabeled as “per diem” payments as reimbursement for expenses they never incurred. Per d...


ASA index falls over year

June 23, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry fell 2.11% for the week of June 8 to June 14 compared with the same week last year. The index value fell to 95.66.


Kelly exec named to Ciett board

June 23, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) executive Natalia Shuman has been named a board member for the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett). Shuman is senior VP and general manager for Kelly’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific.Ciett r...


Employee turnover is top workforce challenge, SHRM survey finds

June 23, 2015

Retention/turnover, employee engagement and succession planning ranked as the top challenges faced by HR organizations today, according to the 2015 SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey.The survey found 40% of HR professionals cited employee retention/turnover as their top organizational ch...


Midmarket execs cool hiring plans, Deloitte report finds

June 23, 2015

Hiring in the mid-market has cooled off since fall 2014, in line with broader US employment trends, according to Deloitte’s Mid-Market Perspectives: 2015 Report on America’s Economic Engine. Some 55% of midmarket executives reported increases in their domestic, full-time workforce over the p...


Annual survey of staffing strategies, trends under way

June 23, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Staffing Firm Survey is under way and staffing firms can weigh in on what they see as the top trends, best practices and more. The survey is confidential.Survey participants will be entered into a random drawing. Grand prize is the choice of: Complimentary at...


Robert Half settles immigration discrimination claim

June 22, 2015

Accountemps, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI), and the US Department of Justice settled a claim that Accountemps engaged in citizenship status discrimination in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act, according to the US Department of Justice.Accountemps refused...


Construction employment up in 40 states

June 22, 2015

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015, according to an analysis of US Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the mix of states adding and losing constructi...


AMN lands contract with Premier — Contract Watch

June 22, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, announced today it has been awarded a sole-source contract with Premier Inc. to  provide healthcare staffing services and workforce solutions.“Premier is a world-class organization and recognized leader, with...


Memphis staffing agencies settle discrimination claims

June 22, 2015

Three Memphis-area staffing agencies — Prestigious Placement, PFSWeb Inc. and its subsidiary, Priority Fulfillment Services Inc. — reached a settlement agreement to resolve two complaints alleging discrimination under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the US Justice Department announced.A...