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'Sweeps' find 211 misclassified workers

June 9, 2010

Two "enforcement sweeps" at a New York state construction site found that 12 of 21 contractors had misclassified 211 workers as independent contractors and owe more than $80,000 in unemployment insurance taxes, the New York State Department of Labor reported. The sweeps took place in January an...

AlphaStaff names new CEO

June 9, 2010

AlphaStaff Group Inc., a Fort Lauderdale FL-based professional employer organization, named John Gibson as CEO. Gibson will also serve on the company's board of directors. Gibson previously served as president of Convergys Corp.'s HR management division. Prior to Convergys, he was executive VP...

RCM plan aims to thwart CDI bid

June 9, 2010

RCM Technologies Inc.'s (NASD: RCMT) board approved a shareholder rights plan aimed at thwarting a takeover by CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI). "The rights plan is intended to protect RCM and its stockholders from efforts to obtain control of RCM that are inconsistent with the best interests of RCM," the...

Survey: Q3 legal hiring to increase

June 9, 2010

Thirty-three percent of lawyers said they plan to add full-time legal jobs in the third quarter, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Only 2% plan to cut staff for a net increase of 31% -- up five percentage points from the second...

Blog: The butler didn't do it … it was locums!

June 9, 2010

A reference to staffing in the "Victorian Tales of Terror" from 1899? Indeed so. For the full blog, click here.

Job openings up, separations fall

June 8, 2010

U.S. job openings rose by 10.5% in April compared with March, and they were up 24.4% compared with April 2009, according to numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate was 2.3%. The number of hires rose 0.6% on a month-over-month basis and 2.9% on a year-...

Research from Staffing Industry Analysts

June 8, 2010

The Daily News is just a small part of what Staffing Industry Analysts produces. New research now available for corporate members includes an update on U.S. economic indicators; an Insight on what degree staffing firms subcontract out work to other staffing firms; an Insight on M&A multiples paid...

Groups sue feds over anti-staffing rule

June 8, 2010

The TechServe Alliance and others filed a lawsuit today against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The suit targets a USCIS rule that information technology staffing firms are not "U.S. employers," and therefore aren't eligible to bring in tech workers on H-1B visas. "USCIS' actions are...

Manpower cites hiring 'inflection point'

June 8, 2010

U.S. employers' hiring plans for the upcoming third quarter are improved over the third quarter of 2009, according to Manpower Inc.'s (NYSE: MAN) new outlook survey released today. "We have been waiting for the labor market to show signs of a sustained recovery," Manpower Chairman and CEO Jeff J...

Survey: CFOs plan net decrease in staff

June 7, 2010

Six percent of CFOs plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees in the third quarter of 2010, and 9% anticipate staff reductions for a net decrease of 3%, according to Robert Half Financial hiring index released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). Eighty-three percen...