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The offbeat side of staffing

June 29, 2009 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Strip club workers misclassified, fake wedding guests and a resume that came with a shoe? Not everything in staffing and employment is business as usual.

Here are a few recent news items:... More

570,000 new temp jobs for Europe?

March 30, 2009 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A European Union regulation approved last October could bring 570,000 new jobs for temporary workers within five years in France, Belgium, Germany and Spain, according to research cited... More

Are Staffing Companies Growth Stocks?

May 2, 2011 - from John Nurthen's Blog

In March, Financial Analysts at Morgan Stanley’s European Business Services Research team issued a report titled ‘Staffing Survey – Temporary Attractions are Peaking’. The report... More

Ho, Ho, No!

December 4, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Out of England comes a story of a staffing firm acting to protect its temporary workers from angry park guests.

The park was Lapland New Forest, a temporary Christmas attraction that... More

Buyer interest in diversity grows

November 21, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

A majority of staffing buyers, 53%, are increasing their use of women- and minority-owned staffing firms, according to the "Insight Staffing buyer survey: strategies for managing... More

Bomb threats and other reasons for not going to work

November 19, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

The (Manitowoc WI) Herald Times Reporter newspaper reported that Antonio Booker called in bomb threats Orion Energy Systems, where he was a temporary worker, causing an evacuation.... More

Staffing cited as good way to make a million

October 14, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

How to make a million dollars? How about staffing? cited staffing as one of seven businesses with good potential for a person to become a millionaire, in an article... More

South Dakota, the next Hawaii?

September 19, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

South Dakota may be the next Hawaii.

South Dakota has posted the lowest jobless rate among all states since January, according to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.... More

Reduce waist, raise revenue

August 25, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

ABC News' "20/20" recently featured Salo LLC, a Minneapolis-based staffing firm, that took part in a Mayo Clinic study replacing some traditional work stations with treadmills.... More

Spies wanted

July 14, 2008 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Great Britain's spy agency, MI6, is known to movie fans as the employer of secretive Agent 007, James Bond. However, the Associated Press reported the agency has begun a not-so-secretive open... More