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New York's unemployment rate falls to lowest level in more than 4 years
New York State Department of Labor
Between April and May 2013, New York State's unemployment rate fell from 7.8 percent to 7.6 percent, its lowest level since February 2009, according to preliminary figures released by the State Department of Labor. In addition, the number of unemployed state residents fell by 18,300 to 729,800.
Pricing payroll services
The Staffing Stream
With an aging population and a shift toward flexible working relationships, companies are continuing to put resources toward building specialized programs designed specifically for older workers (e.g., "semi-retired") in an effort to retain talent. Using third-party payrolling services is a common and effective way to engage these workers.
Westchester Chapter: The Affordable Care Act
The New York Staffing Association and Westchester Industry Partners are proud to present Mr. Keith Dropkin of Jackson Lewis to speak on The Affordable Care Act on June 27, 2013 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at NY Life, 777 Westchester Avenue, White Plains. This is a free event and open to members and nonmembers. |
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Jobless rates down in 25 states, up in 17 in May; Payroll jobs up in 33 states, down in 17
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in May. Twenty-five states had unemployment rate decreases, 17 states had increases, and 8 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Forty-one states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases from a year earlier, four states had increases, and five states had no change. The national jobless rate was essentially unchanged from April at 7.6 percent but was 0.6 percentage point lower than in May 2012.
Tens of thousands of workers hired to implement Obamacare
The Business Review
In an industry that already contributes to 17 percent of our national spending, health care is again creating tens of thousands of jobs as the federal government rolls out the new reform law.
Effective talent acquisition is the key to a competitive future
Today, it's more important than ever for employers to have strategies in place to fill key roles within their organizations. Most employers are aware that talent is no longer available on demand, and that talent acquisition strategies require a forward-thinking approach.
Cultural fit in the workplace: How personality affects hiring and teamwork
People differ in their personalities, attitudes, and values, and an understanding of our individual personality is profoundly important in maximizing our happiness and productivity at work.
Is HR passing the talent management test?
A recent survey finds boards giving their companies poor grades in various aspects of talent management. Experts say the low scores aren't necessarily indicative of how HR is really doing, but urge HR leaders to partner with their CEOs in keeping the board abreast of key talent-management initiatives.
Long-established contingency firm is selectively looking to consider doing splits with fellow members.
Kutcher Tax Careers has been in business since 1990 and has one of the largest databases of tax professionals in the Country. We are seeking to speak with firms that have an on-going flow of corporate tax jobs (some tax candidates for our jobs would be a plus, be not the main focus at this point.) If interested, call Howie Kutcher at (914) 592-6687 or e-mail him at Kutcher@taxcareers.com.
Temp worker hiring continues
Finance & Commerce
Minnesota employers still appear cautious when it comes to hiring permanent workers, but temporary workers are a different story. Over the past 12 months, the "employment services" category that includes temp workers has had some of the most robust jobs growth in the state.
US leading index ticks up
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. leading economic index rose in May for the second consecutive month, The Conference Board reported, suggesting that conditions in the economy remain resilient.
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