The court was notified of the settlement last month, but the suit was first filed in July 2011. It sought to represent all contingent employees who worked at both PrO and Juniper in California.Read More
Overall, revenue growth above the trend-line for the past 16 years will continue in 2012 with some segments of staffing punching through pre-recession peaks.Read More
Bribe payments were calculated by multiplying the total number of hours worked by temporary employees at a firm by 25 cents. Read More
Volkswagen Group of America plans to create 800 new jobs at its Chattanooga, Tenn., manufacturing facility, the company announced. Many of those new jobs will go to contingent workers at the facility who are now employed by Aerotek, opening up opportunities for new contingents.Read More
For staffing firms, there has been difficulty bringing in workers on H-1B visas after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service released the 'Neufeld Memo' in 2010. The memo listed 'third-party placement/job shop' as an example of a firm that does not qualify as an H-1B visa employer.
As part of our 90th anniversary, Workforce Management is talking to some of the people and organizations that helped influence today's workplace. In this installment, Workforce Management contributor Richard Rothschild speaks with Kelly Services Inc. president and CEO Carl Camden. For Kelly, it all began with a secretary who couldn't work because she was too ill. Sixty-six years later, it has become a multinational job placement company that finds temporary employment for 530,000 workers annually. With 8,000 full-time employees worldwide, the Troy, Michigan-based company's iconic image remains the “Kelly Girls,” those well-dressed women who would show up for office assignments wearing white gloves. Indeed, many observers still refer to the company with the words, “Oh, you're the Kelly Girls.” Read More
A total of 3.9 million people were covered by such plans as of January, according to Consumer Reports.Read More
Of 530 recently surveyed independent consultants, more than 80 percent expressed satisfaction with their employment status, although 27 percent admitted that, given the chance, they would return to a full-time job.
The online M Squared poll of independent consultants was conducted in December 2011 and included responses from 530 professional independent consultants.Read More
The home improvement retailer said that half of last year's seasonal hires stayed on in permanent jobs. Those positions included cashiers, sales associates, lot associates and garden associates.Read More