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Jobless claims decline by 5,000

March 17, 2010

The number of U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance for the week ended March 13 fell by 5,000, or 1.1%, to 457,000 from the previous week's revised number of 462,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The four-week moving average of claims for the week ended March 13 fell by...


FBI: Temp firm paid $24 million under table

March 17, 2010

Two former owners of a temporary employment agency in Stoughton MA were charged Wednesday on suspicion of paying more than $24 million in cash to workers in an effort to avoid paying more than $7 million dollars in taxes and hundreds of thousands of dollars in workers' compensation insurance pre...


Staffing firm to pay $75,000 in EEOC suit

March 17, 2010

Olsten Staffing Services Corp. will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Thursday. Olsten refused to refer a deaf job applicant for a temporary position at Main Street Ingredients, a La Crosse WI f...


ZeroChaos CEO receives SIA award

March 17, 2010

Harold Mills, CEO of ZeroChaos, received the Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award today at Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum in Las Vegas. The Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator Award goes to a person who launched an idea or took an action that: Was a significant innovation from ho...


Oklahoma City posts lowest jobless rate

March 17, 2010

Oklahoma City posted the lowest jobless rate in January, 6.7%, among all U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The Washington DC area posted the second-lowest at 6.9%. The Detroit area registered the highest unemployme...


Healthcare staffing firm files for bankruptcy

March 17, 2010

Crdentia Corp., a Winter Park FL-based healthcare staffing firm, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, according to a court filing. The company reported it has assets of approximately $7.5 million and consolidated liabilities of approximately $22.5 million, according to a court...


Healthcare reconciliation may raise fee

March 17, 2010

Companies that have more than 50 workers and do not provide health insurance could be required to pay $2,000 per full-time worker per year under the healthcare reform reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. The reconciliation bill would raise the amount from the Senate health...


Allegis buying Albany managed services

March 17, 2010

  Allegis Group Services struck a deal to acquire the managed services operations of The Albany Group. Albany originally established its managed services operations for U.K. contractors working in Germany; Albany later expanded the operations across Europe and into Asia, the U.S., South America,...


Contract watch: HealthCare Resolution Services

March 16, 2010

HealthCare Resolution Services, a Laurel MD-based staffing and services firm, announced it was named a subcontractor for Bourntec Solutions for three contracts serving the states of Maryland, Texas and Florida. HealthCare Resolution Services will provide information technology staffing and other...


Survey: U.S. workers want to stay put

March 16, 2010

Eight out of 10 U.S. workers want to settle into a job with half saying they want to work for a single company for their entire career. This was among the findings in the 2010 Global Workforce Study by Towers Watson, a human capital consulting firm. Fifty-one percent of U.S. workers said there w...