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Online job-ad numbers - Declines slowing?

March 30, 2009

Declines in labor demand may be slowing, according to The Conference Board's measure of online help-wanted ads released today. The number of U.S. jobs posted online fell by 100,000 in March to approximately 3.2 million after having fallen by only 6,600 in February, according to the measure. Howev...


Awards

March 30, 2009

Staffing firms and executives recently receiving awards included Janice Bryant Howroyd, president and CEO of Act-1 Group; Adecco Group North America; Sonu Ratra, co-founder and president of Akraya Inc.; Allegis Group Services; and SkillStorm. The president and CEO of Act-1 Group, Janice Bryant...


Correction

March 30, 2009

Impellam Group PLC named Sue Holub as its vice president of marketing for North America; she was incorrectly identified just as vice president.


U.K. tax change may mean fewer temps

March 30, 2009

A change in United Kingdom tax law taking effect Wednesday, April 1, would increase the amount of tax some staffing buyers pay for temporary workers. And the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the trade group for staffing in the U.K., estimates that 150,000 temporary jobs could be at ris...


H-1B visa window opening

March 30, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start accepting petitions on Wednesday, April 1, for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialty occupations that require bachelor's degrees or higher. The limit on H-1B visas is 65,000, but last year the cap was reached in one day. The Law Offices o...


H-1B visa window opening

March 30, 2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start accepting petitions on Wednesday, April 1, for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialty occupations that require bachelor's degrees or higher. The limit on H-1B visas is 65,000, but last year the cap was reached in one day. The Law Offices...


People - Impellam

March 27, 2009

Impellam Group PLC, a Luton, England-based staffing firm, named Sue Holub as vice president of marketing for its North American business, which includes Corestaff Services. Holub comes to Impellam after serving as VP of marketing at Preparis Inc., a workplace emergency preparedness company. Hol...


People - Impellam

March 27, 2009

Impellam Group PLC, a Luton, England-based staffing firm, named Sue Holub as vice president of marketing for its North American business, which includes Corestaff Services. Holub comes to Impellam after serving as VP of marketing at Preparis Inc., a workplace emergency preparedness company. Holub...


Wyoming posts lowest jobless rate in February

March 27, 2009

Wyoming reported the lowest jobless rate among all states in February at 3.9%, up from 3.7% in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Michigan posted the highest unemployment rate among states at 12.0%. It was followed by South Carolina, 11.0%; Oregon, 10.8%; North Carolin...


Staffing firms sued over worker misclassification

March 27, 2009

A federal lawsuit says Bryn Mawr PA-based staffing firms incorrectly categorized healthcare workers as independent contractors. The lawsuit says Delta-T Group Inc. and Delta-T Group Social Services Staffing Inc. also didn't pay workers overtime owed and didn't provide access to benefits. Plaintif...