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Recruiters and Staffing

May 6, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

With the economy still shaky, some small businesses may not feel comfortable with the idea of hiring a new employee full-time. Rasmussen College online instructor Michael Mancini Jr. explains to the website AllBusiness that contacting a temporary staffing agency is an acceptable alternative solution to growing a businesses. The author explains that temp agencies have…

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May 5, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Women-and minority-owned (WMBE) staffing agencies are making headway in increasing their visibility amongst staffing buyers, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. The news source notes that of the 44 staffing firms on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2010 list of fastest-growing staffing firms, more than half were also on the 2010 list of diversity staffing firms. "Although we…

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May 5, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Brenda Palms-Barber is a new kind of recruiter. Her company, Sweet Beginnings, sells honey-infused skin products, which can be purchased at popular establishments like Whole Foods Market, according to Inc. magazine. The one difference? The only employees on Barber's payroll are ex-criminal offenders. The media outlet explains that Palms-Barber heads a staffing agency called the…

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May 3, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Georgia Department of Labor reports that Atlanta's unemployment rate is dropping, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The city added 8,600 new jobs in March, and saw its jobless rate fall from 10.2 percent to 9.8 percent since February, the news source adds. In addition, hiring at temporary employment agencies - usually a harbinger…

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May 2, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Labor Department reports that temporary-help services employment increased to about 2.3 million in March, up from its lowest point of about 1.7 million in mid-2009, according to MarketWatch. Neil Alexander of the law firm Littler Mendelson tells the news source that many of his company's clients have laid off thousands of employees, and are…

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April 29, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to financial job site FINS, temporary staffing usually crops up during the early part of an economic recovery. However, during this most recent restoration, more jobs are opening up at senior levels. "The companies we work with don't want to hire people full-time, even in C-level positions," Don Murray, chief executive officer of recruiting…

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April 25, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Across the country, a growing number of employers are helping to stimulate the economy by hiring through temp agencies, according to Wenatchee World. "When that industry starts to pick up, it indicates employers are starting to hire again," Don Meseck, labor economist, told the news source. "The trend for the last few years has been…

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April 22, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to Citybizlist, new technologies and the advent of social media have transformed the staffing industry into something entirely different than what is was 20 years ago. John Eckenrode, CEO of IT consulting and staffing agency CPSI, answered questions about the current state of the staffing industry, and noted two important factors that have changed…

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April 20, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Many businesses are looking to skirt around hiring full-time employees because of supplemental expenditures like healthcare and unemployment, according to MoneyShow. The news sources notes that while companies will eventually create more payroll jobs, the majority of businesses are gravitating toward independent contractors and temporary workers, because most entities prefer not to pay for benefits. Louis…

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April 19, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to the Gwinnett Business Journal, the labor market is moderately improving. Consumer spending – which accounts for 70 percent of the U.S. economy – has picked up. The news source adds that with the slight uptick in consumer spending, some sectors - primarily retail, automaking, manufacturing and healthcare - have begun hiring again. This…

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