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July 3, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Employment is on the rise, both in the staffing sector and in business in general, according to the latest report by the Department of Labor. According to the latest report, temporary help services jobs rose by 10,100 in June. The penetration rate for temporary workers, according to Staffing Industry Analysts, reached 2.07 percent. This means that…

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July 2, 2014 Read time: 2 minutes

Private employment is on the rise, according to Bloomberg. Companies that want to expand are backed up by the improving U.S. economy and healthy consumer spending. Additionally, the government has been in a state of rest overall when it comes to fiscal policy."It's the first year in several where we haven't had some kind of manufactured…

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July 1, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Employee confidence is at a seven-year high, according to research by Randstad, a U.S. recruiting company.  The firm recently did a survey that indicates its employee confidence index reached 46.7, an increase of 2.1 points from last month. Workers' confidence in their personal employment situations increased to 69.4 from 66.4, the highest level it has been since…

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June 30, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

StartWire, an Internet jobs board, released its latest Job Seeker Confidence Index, which indicates those looking for work were feeling more confident in May than in previous months. In particular, the manufacturing and production sectors showed a major increase in confidence. This may be because the U.S. economy is picking up steam, and jobs are opening…

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June 27, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

In news that might encourage some to seek out an alternative solution, PricewaterhouseCoopers has found in a recent survey that increasing government regulations are driving many companies to acquire a Chief Compliance Officer as part of their c-suites. Such a role is for navigating the challenging terrain of the Affordable Care Act and issues having…

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June 26, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Temporary staffing revenue has grown by 10 percent year-over-year in May, according to the most recent Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. Additionally, staffing companies reporting growth rose 2 percent to reach 73 percent of all firms.This means the business community in the U.S. is becoming accustomed to hiring temporary workers to fill jobs…

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June 26, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Robert Half has released two new forecasts for future hiring growth, and these reports indicate IT and law firms will both be hiring in the second half of 2014.For industry insiders, it should be no surprise that the IT field continues to expand. From July through December, fully 76 percent of CIOs who responded to Robert…

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June 24, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

The American Staffing Association's staffing index has reached a 24-week high of 98. This is an increase of 4.59 percent year-over-year, and an increase of almost 1 percent from last week. The staffing index measures weeks starting from Monday and ending on the following Sunday. This week measured June 9 through June 15.Any increase is…

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June 23, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent survey by Sure Payroll indicates 77 percent of small-business owners expect to grow in the second half of the year. This is promising because small businesses can take advantage of their expansion to try out new methods of hiring, such as using an employer of record to hire temporary workers who would do…

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June 20, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

According to a new survey, 12 percent of ad and marketing executives plan to hire in the second half of 2014, Staffing Industry Analysts reported. The survey was done by The Creative Group, a member of Robert Half International, an employment agency. Companies seeking to expand like this could greatly benefit from temporary workers, since…

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