Just in case you had forgotten this morning, it’s April Fool’s Day!
Be thankful you didn’t wake up with post-its all over your car!
Mashable has a funny list of April Fool’s jokes.
Nuclear industry staffing firm Bartlett Nuclear in Plymouth, Massachusetts is stepping up for the job of overseas temp placement to help clean up Japan. Recruiter Joe Melanson says they are not using ‘jumpers’ they are using robots. Can a robot do your job? [The Star] [CNBC]
Unemployment down the lowest it has been in 2 years but is it enough? New policies? Stimulus? What do you think this nation needs to get back on its feet in the job market? [ABC News]
Workforce development, great job! A side note concerning some ugly truths. [Business Insider]
Euro area unemployment rate at 9.9% EU27 at 9.5%. [Gozo News]
Union worker picket job fair and take down license plate numbers of those applying to staffing agency for factory positions. What do those union workers plan to do with their license plate info? [Daily Democrat]
Many people are waiting for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to release its draft guidance which is anticipated to be released either today or Monday, April 4, 2011. ”Once published, interested parties will have two weeks to comment on the draft guidance.” The Association of Professional Staffing Companies seeks legal guidance to draft to include margin of error for recruiters. [Recruiter.co.uk]
Head of Global Wealth Management Investment Strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Joseph Zidle says that, “it’s the trend that’s important, not the number itself. Investors should consider using them as guides for adjusting the asset allocation in their portfolios in response to the direction of the economy, not as on-off signs for getting into or out of one asset class or another.” With temporary staffing industry being one of the market indicators to watch. [MD Coast Dispatch]