Adecco is convinced that it was wrongfully convicted of illegal discrimination and has decided to appeal. The Brussels Court of First Instance, the union and the association SOS Racisme ABVV and KifKif in favor and ordered the company to broadcast a symbolic one euro damages. [De Standaard Online]
- Kelly Services fell $.12 or .7 percent, to $16.13.
- Korn Ferry fell $.13 or .6 percent, to $20.94.
- Manpower fell $.22 or .4 percent, to $57.02.
- Robert Half fell $.03 or .1 percent, to $26.58.
Staffing Mythbusters: The Truth About Using Staffing Services. [Snelling Staffing Services]
A former temporary employee of the Louisiana Department of Revenue has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a money order that a taxpayer submitted to pay for his state income taxes. Police arrested Carol Ann Wilson, of Baton Rouge, last Friday on a felony theft charge. Wilson was hired by a staffing agency to work in a revenue processing center for the department. [Greenfield Daily Reporter]
Funding won’t be extended for Hamilton Jobs Action Centre: Minister John Milloy explains that the HJAC was always meant to be a temporary organization in response to massive lay-offs in Hamilton.“No one’s pulling funding or cancelling it,” said Milloy. “It’s been agreed that the 30th of June is when the program would end.” [thespec]
Jobs within a 30-mile radius of Goole will be up for grabs by local residents thanks to the opening of a new recruitment company in the town. Yorkshire Staffing Services Ltd, which opened at 48 Pasture Road last Thursday, specializes in providing staff to the industrial, commercial, agricultural, technical and hospitality sectors. They are excited to provide employment, become active in the community and contribute to community enrichment and success. [Goole-Howden Courier]
An Edmonton man has been handed almost a dozen charges after allegedly submitting documents with the forged signature of a dead person. “(The Canada Border Services Agency) is alleging that this person fraudulently used a dead person’s signature to get work permit applications processed in support of bringing some temporary foreign workers to Canada,” said Lisa White, spokeswoman for the CBSA. [Edmonton Sun]
Boston-based Bill Driscoll, New England District President at Robert Half International Inc., maintains that “we’re definitely post-recession. Employers are hiring and many specialized skill sets are becoming hard to find,” especially among people with college degrees and skills in demand. [Modesto Bee]
ManpowerGroup has introduced and is executing an extensive strategy for developing and aligning China’s manufacturing workforce as the country modernizes its industrial sector and expands operations into new inland hubs. [PRNewswire]
Today’s economy has shifted the hiring focus away from looking at the ranks of the “underemployed,” to help address the employment needs of businesses wishing to either relocate or expand here and/or entrepreneurs interested in launching new ventures and is now positioned to snatch up an abundance of skilled workers just waiting for the chance to get back into the job market. Do you find this statement true? [Daytona Beach News Journal]
What’s GoWorkIt.com? A new, ‘next-level’ temp agency that has over 3,000 workers in the New York City area who are available to work immediately. “That’s right, when a business posts a request on our website we can have an employee for them in as fast as 15 minutes,” said GoWorkIt.com CEO Penina First. “Now if a worker is absent it doesn’t have to ruin the whole day and affect a business’s profit margin, now employers can get the help they need with the click of a mouse.” [Market Press Release]
Weak U.S. jobs figures continued to weigh on stock markets Monday as investors fret about the state of the U.S. economy, while the euro remained relatively well-supported by expectations that Greece will receive another financial bailout to plug a potential funding gap over the coming two years. [ABC News]
Traditionally, most people have a perception that staffing firms only provide temporary employees. However, staffing firms today have employees readily available to support temporary projects, gap coverage, probationary employment called temporary to permanent, contracted employees, third-party vendor relationships, payroll services and permanent placement. What other mis-perceptions are faced within the staffing industry? [Post Crescent]
Market slowdown not temporary based on temporary employment outlook? A Double-Dip recession? What do you think? [TIME Moneyland, Blog]
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local 40 has worked out a way for Connecticut contractors and builders to hire skilled union workers without requiring a long-term contract. The program, dubbed Alloy Sheet Metal Staffing, is based at the union’s headquarters in Rocky Hill. It provides “union-quality labor for any job of any size or scope without the overhead of hiring, training, scheduling, and providing benefits and insurance,” according to Jeremy Zeedyk, a marketing representative for Local 40. [Republican American]
The Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) has begun a number of initiatives to create temporary employment and training opportunities for some 35,000 persons under its purview. This includes partnering with the Ministry of Public Administration and other ministries to do maintenance work on government buildings, according to URP Programme Manager, Thomas George. [Trinidad & Tobago's Newsd@y]
Rob Callahan, President of Temporary Solutions Inc. explains, employers can no longer forecast “good months” or “good seasons.” After the 2008 recession, which to many seems to have lingered without an end in sight, employers were forced to fear the future as an unpredictable economy took over. Reporter notes that Rob Callahan would like to expand his business but cannot at this time. [INC Now]
MAU Workforce Solutions, a staffing and recruiting firm in Augusta, Ga., has hired Kevin Tarver as business development manager for the company’s Chattanooga office. [DentistryIQ]
“I went on an interview a few days ago for a staffing agency in NYC that places accountants, financial executives, and lawyers. They charge a fee to the client of 25% of the first year starting salary of the candidate they place. For example, if they place someone into a $100k per year salaried job, they would get a one time fee of $25k from the client. The company would only pay me 5% for any placements that I do, which is horrible, and no salary. So if I bill $200k for the year, I would only keep $10k. That is about $5 per hour. I would also have to find my own clients and candidates. They don’t pay for candidate advertising. The owner says that they provide a phone and a computer for me though, like no one has that at home nowadays. My question is…should I take the job, work there for a few months, learn the business, and then just leave and start my own firm? You have to be out of your mind to stay there for the long term to make a measly 5% cut of the total fee. Talk about getting screwed.”
What advice would you offer this guy wanting to jump into the staffing industry or possibly start his own staffing business? Why should he or should he NOT take his above mentioned opportunity? [Elite Trader]