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March 21, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Journal Sentinel reports that more temporary workers will be hired to complete a Navy shipbuilding contract in Wisconsin. Marinette Marine Corporation noticed that the recession left a number of unskilled people looking for work. Since the company needs manufacturing help, it will hire and train these individuals, according to the news source. The temporary…

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March 18, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

A survey that was conducted recently for the Employment Group found that 54 percent of U.S. adults agreed that temporary work was the best alternative after a layoff. The results were collected over the internet and coincides with the most recent Department of Labor payroll statistics. The federal data showed that the employment landscape did…

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March 15, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The recession has had substantial lingering effects on U.S. hiring strategies, resulting in businesses complaining that they can't find skilled workers even though unemployment remains high. Businesses should take the time to carefully craft an effective staffing process - one of the most vital elements to a business' overall health. Hiring managers should not operate…

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March 14, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Small businesses hire temporary workers less often than larger corporations, in part due to the misconception that the time spent training temporary workers will minimize the benefits. In fact, hiring temporary and contract workers is a good business strategy and can boost a business' operations over the long term, notes Inc. magazine. When looking for…

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March 7, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Decreasing unemployment rates and strong job growth are expected to encourage people to start looking for work again, especially temporary worker positions. In February, the unemployment rate fell to 8.9 percent and the private sector added 222,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jodi Chavez, senior vice president for Accounting Principles, a division of…

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March 4, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

As the national unemployment steadily continues to decrease, several states are noting that companies are beginning to transition temporary workers into full-time positions. In Illinois, more than 168,000 temporary workers were employed by payroll outsourcing services in December, the Rockford Register Star reports. There has been growing interest in temporary workers as a means to…

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March 3, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The home improvement industry often takes on large numbers of seasonal and temporary workers from spring through Labor Day - its busiest season of the year - and an increasing number of these workers are being offered full-time positions. Home improvement stores across the country are expected to hire more than 100,000 workers during the…

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March 1, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Many companies use payrolling services to "try-out" entry-level workers before hiring them full-time. Tim Slattery, founder of Corporate Fulfillment Systems, didn't anticipate the trouble he would face with new hires, some of whom would demonstrate unprofessional behavior that didn't show up during the interview, Human Resource Executive reports. Slattery told the source that he'd have…

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February 28, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Yoh Index of Technology Wages, a benchmark of wages for temporary workers in the information technology, life sciences, engineering, healthcare, aerospace and defense fields, found that wages for temporary workers increased in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a long slump. Hourly wages rose 4.3 percent from November to December following consistent declines throughout…

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February 24, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Temporary and contract workers are being hired at increasing rates across the U.S. as more businesses seek the assistance of payroll outsourcing services. Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, told the Des Moines Register that after a recession, temporary jobs tend to increase first, because they provide businesses the opportunity to "test…

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