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New York Staffing Association wins national awards
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The New York Staffing Association was honored at Staffing World 2012, the annual convention and expo of the American Staffing Association, held Oct. 9-11 in Las Vegas. NYSA received a Chapter Superior Merit Award for its outstanding programs and chapter efforts, and a Legislative Superior Merit Award for its outstanding legislative efforts during 2011. More

Business Review names Albany area's best places to work
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Thirty Albany-area companies, from a small tech firm to a bank with more than 1,000 local employees, are among this year's Best Places to Work winners as announced by The Business Review. More

State Labor Department releases September 2012 area unemployment rates
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The State Labor Department has released local area unemployment rates for September 2012. As reported in last week's jobs press release, the state's overall unemployment rate fell from 9.1 percent to 8.9 percent in September 2012. More

Sen. Gillibrand announces new jobs bill
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After touring UB's Clinical and Translational Research Center, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she is introducing legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs in Western New York and across the country. More

The new big niche in staffing: Multi-lingual
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Demand for foreign languages in staffing can range from needing an in-house supervisor who can communicate with Spanish-speaking industrial workers to filling a translator position for an international law firm. But bilingual staffing is not as easy as just adding a checkbox to your application. It's critical to understand the nuances of your particular market. More

Best small and medium workplaces list for 2012 released
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You might want to take a look at Great Place to Work's list of the Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for 2012, published by FORTUNE magazine. Now in its ninth year, the list — compiled by the global research and consulting firm — recognizes the top 50 small and medium sized companies in the United States with exceptional workplace cultures. While professional and financial service companies dominate the list, a handful of technology companies, staffing agencies, and even a mining company also grace the list. More

Digital staffing: The future of recruitment-by-algorithm
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As a consequence of spending so much time online, we now leave traces of our personality everywhere. Indeed, unless you have never used Amazon, Gmail, Spotify, Tripadvisor, Netflix, or any multitude of other sites, you will have not one, but multiple online profiles. In the beginning, the profiles were of interest only to those websites, which customized our consumer experience by offering us products congruent with our preferences and values. However, our online behaviors are now also of interest to recruiters and employers, who are desperately trying to translate them into "digital reputations" and use them to find talent online. More

Unemployment rises in Buffalo, Upstate
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The September unemployment rate for the Buffalo Niagara region jumped to 8.4 percent compared to 7.7 percent a year ago. The state Department of Labor said higher unemployment was typical across Upstate, with the entire region at 8.1 percent, up from 7.8 percent year-over-year. More

Unemployment rate down in NY, up in North Country
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The unemployment rate in New York state dropped slightly in September, but numbers increased in some North Country counties. Hamilton County posted one of the state's lowest unemployment rates at 6.3 percent, although the data isn't seasonally adjusted to reflect things like holiday and summer hires. Hamilton County's unemployment rate increased from 5.6 percent in September 2011. In Essex County, the unemployment rate increased from 8.6 percent in August to 8.9 percent in September. More

Temporary workers accuse Wal-Mart of breaking labor laws
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Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is facing a lawsuit seeking class-action status for temporary workers who claim the retailer and its staffing agencies violated federal overtime and minimum wage laws. More


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