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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...


Supreme Court to hear staffing firm security case next week

October 1, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Oct. 8 in a case where Amazon.com Inc. warehouse workers claim a staffing firm owes them pay for time spent standing in a security line.A federal court in Nevada ruled in favor of defendant Integrity Staffing Solutions in July 2011, according to court re...


ADP report finds ‘strong and steady’ job gains

October 1, 2014

U.S. private sector employment rose by 213,000 jobs in September, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.August’s increase marks the sixth consecutive month of employment gains above 200,000.“J...


Online job ads fall in September, offset August increase

October 1, 2014

U.S. online job ads fell by 137,200 in September to a total of about 5.1 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a gain of 164,600 job ads in August.“The September loss offsets most of August’s gain, resulting in only modest over...


ISM manufacturing index falls in September

October 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index for US manufacturing fell to a reading of 56.6 in September, down from August’s reading of 59.0.Readings above 50 indicated growth; September’s index indicates continued expansion in manufacturing but at a slower rate than August.Th...


Confusion over criminal background checks, study finds

October 1, 2014

US customers requesting background screening reports are frequently confused in the area of criminal background checks, according to a survey by background screening provider First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group company.“Clients see the major risks with not doing appropriate background sc...


Southern California area posts highest jobless rate

October 1, 2014

The Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area in Southern California posted the highest unemployment rates in August — 8.7 percent — among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The lowest jobless rate among large metropo...


US workers’ job decisions align with global counterparts

September 30, 2014

American employees are closely similar to their global counterparts in the key factors they consider when weighing job opportunities, according to the global workforce index survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA).The research found 85 percent of US workers surveyed and 84 percent of tho...


Mixed findings for small-business employment growth

September 30, 2014

The pace of small business employment growth continues to slow slightly, according to The Paychex|IHS Small Business Jobs Index. The index rose 0.13 percent year-over-year in September to 100.85; however, the index fell 0.14 percent in September — its fourth decline in the last five months — and...


OSHA cites staffing buyer in safety case, not provider

September 30, 2014

A hobby and craft paints maker faces a possible $84,500 in penalties for exposing permanent and temporary workers to amputation, electrical and other safety hazards, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Monday. The company, Plaid Enterprises Inc., has 15 business days...