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Bay State temp firm operators plead guilty

September 17, 2010

The operators of a temporary employment agency in Lowell MA face prison time after pleading guilty Thursday in federal court to a scheme to pay workers under the table, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced.

Jennifer Mileski, 36, and her common law husband, Kinh Dinh...

Average hourly earnings rise in August

September 17, 2010

Average hourly earnings in the U.S. rose to $19.08 in August for private-sector production employees and nonsupervisory employees on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Average hourly earnings include earnings from both full-time and part-time jobs.

Office openings: Ascent, Mom Corps

September 17, 2010

The Ascent Services Group opened a new office in Charlotte NC. The office opened Sept. 1 and joins other Ascent locations in Walnut Creek CA, Denver and Minneapolis. Ascent provides information technology and pharmaceutical staffing as well as workforce management services.

Mom Corps, an Atlanta-based...

Latest Staffing Industry Report now online

September 17, 2010

A review of executive compensation at publicly traded staffing firms, coverage of second-quarter financial results and an update on healthcare staffing growth are included in the September issue of Staffing Industry Report now available to corporate members of Staffing Industry Analysts.

Staffing Industry...

Survey: Up to 25 applications reviewed per job

September 16, 2010

Forty-eight percent of human resource managers surveyed by CareerBuilder say they typically review up to 25 applications for open positions.

Thirty-eight percent of human resource mangers said they spend less than a minute reviewing a resume and 18% said they spend less than 30 seconds.

The managers...

Employer services price index rises

September 16, 2010

The U.S. producer price index for the employment services industry rose to a reading of 125.8 in August (Dec. 1996=100), up 0.2% from July's reading and up 1.8% from the August 2009 reading, according to nonseasonally adjusted numbers reported today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The producer...

Global organizations call for jobs policy

September 16, 2010

The heads of the International Labour Organisation and the International Monetary Fund called for a broad international commitment to a jobs-focused policy in response to the global economic downturn during a conference Monday in Oslo, Norway. Unemployment is up by more than 30 million worldwide since...

Jobless claims edge down 0.7%

September 16, 2010

U.S. initial claims for unemployment insurance filed in the week ended Sept. 11 fell by 0.7% compared with the previous week, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Total initial claims for the week ended Sept. 11 totaled 450,000, down 3,000 from the...

Contract watch: HCMWorks

September 15, 2010

HCMWorks Inc., a provider of indirect services procurement solutions which includes managing spend for temporary labor, announced it expanded the scope of services it is supplying Bell Canada to include all major indirect services categories.

HCMWorks will now manage $1.3 billion in spend for all indirect...

Pervasip pursues acquisition of IT firm

September 15, 2010

Pervasip Corp. (OTCBB: PVSP.OB) signed a letter of intent to acquire Infiniti Systems Group, a Brecksville OH-based IT solutions and staffing firm. Infiniti has annual revenue of more than $3 million.

The companies are working to complete a purchase agreement and closing of the deal is subject to conditions...