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August 15, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

As the economy continues to improve, many companies are slowly increasing their hiring efforts. However, instead of brining on full-time employees, many businesses are considering the use of contract workers to fill in critical organizational needs. There are a number of benefits to this practice, several of which were written on the Corn on the…

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August 11, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Although hiring has picked up in many areas of the country, hiring challenges are still an issue in many places. In California, the mid-wage job market has become stagnant. According to The Los Angeles Times, employment opportunities are becoming abundant on both the low- and high-end pay scales, while the availability of jobs in the…

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July 25, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

According to The Oakland Press, states that have raised their minimum wages have also seen an increase in hiring. This goes against many fears that companies would stop hiring once wages became too expensive to bear the brunt of additional workers. It is possible some companies are turning to less conventional means of hiring, such as…

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July 25, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

A new survey by Lucas Group indicates 45 percent of respondents plan to hire new workers in the future. Thirty-three percent of employers plan to hire a mix of temporary and permanent workers. Seven percent plan to hire contract workers only.In the end, this means that a lot of companies will be hiring temporary workers…

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July 14, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Business Review Weekly recently wrote of a global trend away from working for large companies and toward freelancing. A great way to freelance is through a middleman – namely an employer of record. By using an employer of record, people can work for companies at their own choosing, choosing who they want to work for,…

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May 27, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

The Governor of Hawaii has signed Bill 2609, which will increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 over a period of the next four years. This will likely help those who need extra money due to inflation."A hardworking sector of our community has gone seven years without a raise," Hawaiian Governor…

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May 19, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Domino's Pizza plans on a major staffing drive to hire enough workers to send out all the pizzas that will be ordered during the next World Cup, according to Real Business. The company will hire an extra 1,300 workers at its locations in England. During the games, Domino's will sell approximately 56 million slices of…

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May 13, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Today's labor market can be a difficult one for certain industries, but there are temporary workers for almost every job. In fact, according to the Lane Report, 2 percent of the current labor force consists of temp workers, and it is likely this number will continue rising as temps prove themselves to be useful and…

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April 22, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

The American Staffing Association's Staffing Index rose to 96 in April. This means employment in the staffing industry increased by 3.32 percent year-over-year. The ASA Staffing Index gets reported nine days after each workweek. Recently, the trend has been for the staffing index to rise, culminating in the current rating of 96.This news is good for…

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April 9, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Many companies have begun to get rid of their HR Departments, according to The Wall Street Journal. These companies are now sending their work to HR outsourcing services that can do the job faster, more cheaply and better than a traditional department.According to the article, traditional HR departments "stifle innovation" by filling up a business's time…

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