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Alabama joins fed’s misclassification battle

October 3, 2014

Alabama signed a memorandum of understanding to crack down on misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor reported yesterday. The department reported it has secured more than $18.2 million in back wages for more than 19,000 workers since it began signin...


Non-manufacturing cools slightly, but employment hits high

October 3, 2014

Economic activity for September in the US non-manufacturing sector decelerated from August but remained strong, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today. And CNBC reports the employment portion of the index hit a nine-year high.ISM’s non-manufactur...


People: Eliassen, AMN, Corporate Resource Services, Oasis, Heidrick

October 3, 2014

Eliassen Group, a Wakefield, Mass.-based information technology staffing firm, named Kevin Rice branch manager of its new office in Reston, Va. Rice has been a staffing sales executive in the northern Virginia market for 20 years.AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare...


Starting salaries to rise 4% for professionals, Robert Half reports

October 2, 2014

Starting salaries for professional occupations in the US are projected to increase by an average of 3.8 percent next year, according to the 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) released today.“Hiring demand is placing pressure on the supply of skilled workers in many...


More employers plan to add staff in Q4 than same period last year

October 2, 2014

More employers plan to add full-time permanent workers in the fourth quarter compared to the same period last year, according to CareerBuilder's fourth-quarter 2014 US job forecast released today. The survey found 29 percent of employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in the fourth qu...


Hiring expectations rise in October, SHRM says

October 2, 2014

Hiring expectations in US manufacturing are up for the seventh straight month in October, and service-sector hiring expectations are up for the fifth time in six months in October, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource...


US jobless claims average down 4,250

October 2, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 4,250 to a total of 294,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 299,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving aver...


Do tenure limits really mitigate co-employment risk? — Staffing Stream

October 2, 2014

While there are many things that can be done to mitigate the risks associated with co-employment, imposing tenure limits is not necessarily one of them, writes Mark Young in The Staffing Stream. Young, senior vice president of the human capital practice for Synergy Services, examines how these po...


‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For’ nominees sought

October 2, 2014

What makes your company unique in how you retain the best employees? Find out how you stack up against the industry by participating in the 6th annual ‘Best Staffing Firms to Work For’ survey. The international program is open to staffing firms in North America and the UK.Winners will be featured...


PEO appoints former CoAdvantage exec as CEO

October 1, 2014

Progressive Employer Management Co., the 14th-largest PEO in the US, promoted Clinton “Clint” Burgess to CEO. He replaces Michael Dris, who will take on an advisory role as a member of PEMCO’s board of directors.Clint joined Florida-based PEMCO in January 2014 as president and chief operating off...