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Rhode Island metro posts highest jobless rate

April 9, 2014

The Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhode Island and Massachusetts posted the highest unemployment rate in February, 9.7 percent, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner area...


Staffing Stream: Workplace harassment, discrimination

April 9, 2014

Harassment and discrimination violations can cause major damages to an organization, and not just legal costs, writes Jimmy Lin in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Lin, vice president of product management and corporate development at The Network, discusses how to instill an ethical culture whe...


Benchmark your sales force compensation

April 9, 2014

Since 2011, Staffing Industry Analysts has partnered with SalesGlobe to conduct an exclusive benchmark of pay practices for the staffing industry. We invite you to be part of the 2014 Staffing Industry Sales & Service Compensation Survey and learn where your firm stands with others in the ind...


Job openings up

April 8, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in February rose 7.7 percent from January to 4.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — rose to 2.9 percent in Febru...


General Employment settles lease dispute

April 8, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) will pay Long Ridge Office Portfolio L.P. $125,000 to settle a lease dispute. General Employment entered into the settlement agreement on April 2.Long Ridge in November filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of DuPage County against General Empl...


Michigan farm ordered to stop misclassifying migrant workers

April 8, 2014

A federal judge ordered Darryl Howes and his business, Darryl Howes Farms, to stop misclassifying his migrant workers as independent contractors, the Department of Labor reported yesterday. The business must also comply with the record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and housin...


McDonald’s Canada franchise investigated for labor violations

April 8, 2014

A McDonald's franchise owner in Victoria, B.C., is under investigation for allegedly breaking the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The Honourable Jason Kenney, minister of employment and social development, ordered the investigation April 3."Within 24 hours of becoming aware of...


Quote of the week: Select’s bankruptcy

April 8, 2014

“This is all about the financial crisis,” the Pacific Coast Business Times quoted Select Family of Staffing Cos. CEO and Chairman D. Stephen Sorensen as saying in a story about the company filing a pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy. “I would not have signed up for this, but you have to play with...


Blog: Online staffing and human cloud platforms “spring roundup”

April 8, 2014

2014 did not start with a big bang. However, even in the generally slow early months of the year, there were already some significant developments in the online staffing and human cloud platform space. Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie recaps the developments in The Contingent Blog. To read the pos...


Feds to use lottery on H-1Bs after caps reached in first week

April 7, 2014

Companies hoping to bring in H-1B visa workers this year will have to depend on their luck. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today the number of visas requested exceeded the annual caps in the first week. The agency will now hold a lottery to determine who will get the visas.H-...