STAFFING NEWS ROUNDUP

Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of November

November 1, 2017

NCAs can be invalidated by wage and hour violations, says court

A New Jersey Appellate Division held that an employer had no ability to prevent its former employee from working for its direct client because the employee was not paid properly by the employer.

November 2, 2017

GOP unveils new tax plan

House Republicans unveiled the details of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the biggest transformation of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years, calling for deep cuts in business-tax rates 

November 3, 2017

Temp penetration rate at new high in October

Temporary help jobs rose by 18,300 in October from September and the temporary penetration rate reached a record high, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the BLS.

November 6, 2017

Temp revenue growth rebounds in August, but healthcare decelerates

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 6% year over year in August — up from 1% in July — but healthcare staffing firms showed signs of decelerating growth.

November 7, 2017

Significant increase in nurses who plan to retire in less than a year

Baby Boomer nurses are retiring at an increasing rate, according to the 2017 Survey of Registered Nurses. The survey found 27% of nurses who are planning to retire intend to do so in less than a year compared to 16% in 2015.

November 8, 2017

Desperate employers search for holiday workers in tight job market

Industries across the board are struggling to fill open positions, with retail, food services, and delivery the most vulnerable ahead of the holiday season. 

November 9, 2017

US staffing market revenue projected to grow 3% in 2017

A new report from Staffing Industry Analysts says that strongest areas in 2018 are projected to be education and marketing/creative, and professional staffing continuing to grow at a faster rate than commercial staffing

November 10, 2017

Veterans small business week celebrates economic contribution of service members

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of military veterans with National Veterans Small Business Week. 

November 13, 2017

"Agricultural Guestworker Act" passes the Judiciary Committee

The legislation would create a new ‘H-2C’ visa, and would provide 500,000 visas for year-round labor. It is part of growing concern that the current immigration situation is suppressing the agricultural labor pool.

November 14, 2017

Recruiting process shortfalls highlighted in new report 

Less than one-tenth of organizations are highly satisfied with the recruiting process, according to Allegis Group’s state of recruiting report, released today.

November 15, 2017

H-1B visa allocations bill heads to committee vote

California Rep. Darrell Issa’s bill on H-1B visa allocations heads to its first committee vote this morning. The bill would make it more difficult for “H-1B dependent” companies to obtain the work permits

November 16, 2017

IRS will send penalty notices to employers not in ACA compliance

IRS plans to issue assessment notices to businesses for 2015 tax filings that do not meet health coverage offer requirements under the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

November 17, 2017

IT job growth decelerates in October to lowest rate in years 

The rate of IT job growth fell to its lowest level in years despite strong demand. Given that demand remains strong for IT professionals in high-demand skill sets, this ongoing deceleration is attributable to an ever-tightening labor supply.