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Robert Half survey finds 29% of lawyers to increase hiring in second half

June 25, 2015

The job market for newly minted associates is heating up, according to a survey released today from Robert Half Legal.Nearly three in 10 lawyers surveyed, 29%, said their law firm or company plans to increase its hiring of entry-level associates in the second half of the year, 2% expect to decrea...


Jobless claims average down, total claims rise 3,000

June 25, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,250 last week to a total of 273,750 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...


NAACP lawsuit claims companies illegally refused to hire ex-cons — Web

June 25, 2015

Reuters reports dozens of companies that use popular recruiting websites violated a New York City law by refusing to hire anyone with a felony record, impacting mostly black people, according to a lawsuit filed today by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The suit also...


Brand reputation on par with pay, ManpowerGroup report finds

June 25, 2015

Employer brand is just as important as pay in influencing career choices, according to a report from ManpowerGroup Solutions. The report finds one in four job seekers consider company reputation a driving factor when making career decisions.“Employer brand is an increasingly powerful tool for cre...


Clarification: Premier MSP program

June 25, 2015

Strategic Staffing Solutions remains the MSP for Premier Inc.’s internal corporate staffing program, to clarify a story that appeared earlier this week. AMN Healthcare Inc. was awarded a sole-source contract to provide healthcare staffing through Premier’s group purchasing organization program —...


New estimate shows GDP contracted less in Q1

June 24, 2015

A new estimate says US real GDP decreased in the first quarter at an annual rate of 0.2%, revising an earlier estimate that cited growth of 0.7%, according to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis.Real GDP rose by 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014.Exports decreased less than previously estimated in...


IT jobs post modest growth in May, TechServe Alliance reports

June 24, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in May from April, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.8% since...


ACA impact on part-time employment is negligible, ADP finds

June 24, 2015

The number of part-time jobs and number of hours worked remained fairly stable following the implementation of the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act, according to the ADP Research Institute’s new study, “The Affordable Care Act and Economics of the Part-Time Wor...


Lack of career path is top reason employees leave, Randstad survey finds

June 24, 2015

A lack of career path, not salary, is the top reason employees leave their jobs, according to Randstad’s 2015 Employer Branding Survey.The survey found 26% of employees who left their jobs in the past 12 months cited lack of career growth opportunities as the primary reason for leaving a company,...


Workers hesitant to request raises despite confidence, Robert Half survey finds

June 24, 2015

Workers hesitate to request raises despite confidence in their current organizations and job prospects, according to Robert Half's Confidence Matters research project released today. The survey found 89% of US workers believe they deserve a raise, but only 54% plan to ask for one this year.Instea...