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.
Demand for temporary workers in the U.S. is expected to increase 4.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2018 first quarter, when compared with the same period in 2017, according to the Palmer Forecast from G. Palmer & Associates.
The US added 148,000 new jobs in December, marking the 87th consecutive month of employment growth, according to the Department of Labor. Wages have also started to see an increase — they rose 2.5% in December.
Although talks have stalled over a potential immigration deal, President Trump indicated that he is ready and willing to make a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as the threat of a government shutdown looms this Friday.
A new report by staffing software supplier Bullhorn found 75% of staffing and recruiting firms expect more revenue this year than last year.
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits decreased by 41,000 to 220,000, the lowest level since 1973 in a sign the job market will tighten further in 2018.
Business and technology industry groups are asking the Trump administration not to halt work authorizations for spouses of immigrants who have specialty worker H-1B visas and are seeking permanent residency.
Senate Republicans and Democrats failed late on Sunday to reach a compromise to end the shutdown, which began at midnight on Friday as a result of an impasse over negotiations on immigration.
A new recruiting trends report from Bullhorn supports the strength of text messaging to communicate with job seekers over email and phone calls. Read more about the report findings here.
Forty-two states added construction jobs between December 2016 and December 2017, while 32 states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between November and December, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
The number of people filing unemployment claims increased less than expected last week, signalling tightening labor market conditions. The number of people filing for unemployment rose by 17,000 to 233,000 in the week ending Jan. 20, according to the U.S. DOL.
The economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in the fourth quarter of 2017 because of drags from trade and inventories, which offset strength in the consumer spending and business investment that signals solid momentum.
Faced with worker shortages, employers are trying to lure Puerto Rico residents to the mainland with the promise of jobs for many on the island devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Approximately 44,000 Ohio businesses have received inaccurate tax documents from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation. The error has been blamed on a major glitch at the Ohio state government.
Online advertised vacancies increased 1,200 to 4.9 million in January, according to the Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series. The December supply and demand rate stands at 1.34 unemployed for each advertised vacancy.