Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of January
The country has added jobs for 86 consecutive months,the longest streak on record, according to the Labor Department and unemployment is at 4.1%, the lowest level since 2000.
The law eliminates the ability of a business to take a tax deduction for any sexual harassment settlement that contains a confidentiality provision or a nondisclosure agreement
A plan to reform H-1B visas, which bring highly skilled temporary workers into the US, is set to be discussed this year. One change would require firms to pay workers a minimum of $90,000 per year versus the $60,000 minumum today.
Among the nearly 12,000 temporary and contract workers who participated in the latest ASA Staffing Employee Survey, nine out of 10 said they are satisfied with their staffing company. That level of satisfaction holds true across all sectors.
Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from November to December, and was 4.6% higher than in December 2016, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Jobs growth in the US shouldn’t slow in the near term, according to The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index, which rose in December to a reading of 107.10 after little change in November.
2017 ended on a strong note with hiring up 24.2% year over year in December, according to LinkedIn’s January Workforce Report. Cities in the Sunbelt are booming in particular.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services says no policy change is underway that would end extensions of H-1B visas for those applying for green cards.
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 3.22 million temporary and contract workers per week in the third quarter of 2017—exceeding three million for 14 consecutive quarters, according survey data.