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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-...


Pulse: Temp revenue growth continues at robust pace

April 7, 2014

Temporary staffing median year-over-year revenue growth remained strong at 10 percent in February, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year growth rose to 81 percent from 72 percent.“February was a particu...


Employment trends index signals no slowdown in job growth

April 7, 2014

The Conference Board’s employment trends index increased in March to a reading of 117.52, up from February’s upwardly revised reading of 117.01. The March reading is up 5.1 percent from the same month a year ago.“The increase in the Employment Trends Index in the first quarter is signaling solid...


Nurse leaders survey: Quality most important when working with staffing agencies

April 7, 2014

Quality of labor is decidedly the most important factor that healthcare providers consider when working with staffing agencies, according to the 2014 survey of nurse leaders conducted by ShiftWise, a healthcare vendor management system. The survey gauged the attitudes of nursing leaders throughou...


Toronto area to add 230,000 jobs by 2017

April 7, 2014

The next four years will bring 230,000 new jobs to the Greater Toronto Area, according to a new report released today by BMO Economics. Employment expanded by 4 percent in 2013, the strongest single-year performance in 13 years, though the unemployment rate remains elevated at 8 percent."Loo...


Contractors add 19,000 jobs in March, highest level since June 2009

April 7, 2014

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to its highest level since June 2009, according to the Associated General Contractors of America’s analysis of new government data. The industry's unemployment rate dropped to 11.3 percent, down from 14...


Web: Employer FUTA tax increases projected to jump for 2014

April 7, 2014

UWC – Strategic Services on Unemployment & Workers’ Compensation reports The FUTA tax, which is already automatically increasing by approximately $21 per year in states that fail to repay federal loans, is projected to jump even higher for 2014. To read the story, click here.