As Stafforce brings Relay Recruitment on as part of their team, we are seeing that resource sharing and collaborative acquisition projects are happening daily, all around the world. Is this growth strategy one that would benefit your business? [Lincolnshire Echo]
Mike Raffia, 61,in Hartsdale, N.Y. is a CFO for hire who enjoys working various positions through a temporary employment agency. “I’ve worked with management, mergers,” he said. “It’s satisfying.” As more staffing firms pay benefits such as funding 401K plans with additional contributions, training, paid vacation, and stock options, it’s no surprise employees would prefer long term flexibility and the experience opportunities offered by employment agencies. Additionally, the advantages are ripe for the employer. Using the flexible labor model and shift of liabilities, the employer is able to control the costs associated with employees. The ability to expand at a moment’s notice to adjust to department needs is a great burden lifted in this rebounding economy. Are you still carrying the weight of your employment needs? [FINS from the Wall Street Journal]
Brevard Workforce, a private employment agency, received $15 million in an emergency grant to fund training and job-finding assistance this year and next (the services are outlined at Launch New Careers). OR did they? Either way Florida will see thousands of Space Coast workers seeking employment after the flights of Endeavor (Friday) and Atlantis (June). Will you be able to help find these candidates viable employment? [Florida Today]
Annette Bernhardt’s not lovin’ it. She states that though unemployed are happy to have the opportunity of employment offered by McDonald’s huge hiring spree, America is filling up on empty calories. She says that the median wage of $8.83/hr offered by McDonald’s is not a living wage and traps households into poverty. What are your thoughts? [CNN Opinion]
Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law a new “ban the box” ordinance, which will remove the box on employment applications that asks whether a candidate has ever been arrested or convicted of a crime. The measure, which applies to city agencies and private employers of 10 or more people, also bans employers from asking about criminal records before a first interview. Because certain industries are required by law to run background checks, some businesses within those industries will be exempt from this law? Will you be exempt? Do you agree with this law? [Atlanta Post]
Jurors found 50 year old Kristin Dougherty, who operated a labor leasing company in St. Louis, guilty in October of racketeering, conspiracy and wire fraud for his role in a scheme that brought more than 1,000 foreign workers into the United States on temporary employment visas. At his recent sentencing hearing, he was given 5 years. Prosecutors were asking for an 8 year sentence. How long would you say is a just punishment for such a crime? [Kansas City Star]
EEOC Sues Milwaukee Medical Staffing Agency for Pregnancy Discrimination. According to the EEOC’s suit, (EEOC v. HCS Medical Staffing, Inc., Case No. 2:11-cv-00402), filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Charles Sisson, owner of the Milwaukee medical staffing company, engaged in escalating negative comments about the upcoming maternity leave of HCS bookkeeper Roxy Leger. Sisson’s statements allegedly included insisting that Leger’s pregnancy was a joke, describing her maternity leave as “vacation,” and insisting that maternity leave should be no longer than two days. Sisson fired employee 7 days after c-section. [U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]
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