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April 16, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent study by Monster Worldwide found 42 percent of respondents have left a job due to stress in the workplace. Additionally, 35 percent of respondents have considered changing jobs because of job stress. Twenty-three percent say they have never changed a job for this reason."Workplace stress can come from any part of a job, and…

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April 14, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

XpertHR recently ranked the best and worst states for payroll and employment tax law compliance. XpertHR, an online company that helps HR departments understand compliance rules, found among the thorniest states for understanding HR regulations are California and New York, while the best states include Tennessee and Florida."Today's employer has the distinction of being the nation's…

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April 10, 2014 Read time: 1 minutes

Full-time and contingent IT hiring was less in March than what had been predicted, according to TEKsystems. However, Staffing Industry Analysts still predicts IT temp hiring will continue its forward momentum.According to the survey by TEKsystems, 35 percent of IT managers said they'd hired a full-time or contract worker. In the previous survey, 47 percent…

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June 14, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

Only 91 percent of millennials expect to stay at a job for more than three years. The number of 1099s, the tax form used by the contract workforce, filed in 2012 grew by 12 million. Clearly, contract workers are a natural fit in modern workplace culture. Companies should consider adjusting to this new reality, and…

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May 9, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

According to CNN, 2.3 million people held temporary jobs in March, up from 1.7 million in mid-2009. With the economy still in flux, companies continue to attempt to satisfy customer demand without making potentially risky long-term commitments to worker salary and benefits. "Employers know that the economy could change at any time," Jon Osborne, vice…

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May 4, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Growth in the temporary employment sector typically means that employers believe the pace of business is improving but they're not confident enough to hire permanent worker yet, according to The Press Enterprise. This sentiment is visible across the country, as the monthly index for the American Staffing Association - a Virginia-based group that represents most…

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April 29, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

InformationWeek's second annual State of Information Technology Outsourcing Survey reported that respondents are three times more likely to have the ability to add a contractor than they are to bring on staff. The survey found that 72 percent of respondents said they use temp or contract workers, with 45 percent saying it's a new approach…

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April 21, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The information technology (IT) job market is nearing two years of rising recruitment levels for contract workers in the U.K., according to Channel Web. CWJobs, a specialist in IT recruitment, found that the number of vacancies in the sector rose sequentially for the seventh consecutive quarter, the news source adds. Roles for permanent staff grew…

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April 15, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

The Menlo Park, California Firefighters Association (MPFA), a union that has been entrenched in contract negotiations with district officials since 2008, may be forced to settle, according to The Mercury News. Union members were originally offered a 20 percent raise that would be implemented over four years, which they refused. As the economy gradually worsened,…

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April 14, 2011 Read time: 1 minutes

Members of the News Media Guild, the union for Associated Press (AP) workers, are fighting to receive an updated pension plan. PressTV reports that the company's old pension system - a defined benefit plan - has been phased out and is no longer sustainable if the AP desires to remain competitive. The Guild's counter-proposal, according…

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