Here are our top staffing industry news picks for the month of October
Economists believe many people are eschewing part-time work and obtaining full-time jobs because the labor-force participation rate has held steady for four years as part-time employment declined.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September, and the overall economy grew for the 113th consecutive month, according to the Institute for Supply Management.
Many retailers have announced plans to hire additional seasonal workers this year, but some of these jobs likely won't be filled because of the tight labor market and low unemployment (3.9%).
US temporary staffing revenue growth accelerated to a median 9% year over year in August from 7% in July, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Pulse report survey of staffing firms, released Friday.
National Association for Business Economics' panelists are a bit more optimistic about the U.S. economy in 2018 than they were three months ago, especially regarding prospects for the industrial sector of the economy, and trade issues are influencing panelists' views.
Job candidates cite salary as the single most common reason (40%) for pursuing a new job opportunity, according to a survey of 1,383 U.S. and 295 Canadian workers by human capital management software company Ceridian.
Employment momentum in the US tech sector experienced a modest bounce-back in September, according to CompTIA’s analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment situation report, released Friday.
The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index continued its historic 23-month positive trend, with a reading of 107.9 in September, the third highest reading in the survey's 45-year history.
The University of Michigan's October sentiment index dropped to 99 from 100.1, where economists had forecast an October reading of 100.5. The sentiment index is still hovering around elevated levels that reflect a strong economy.
According to a recent survey by global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, approximately 55% of the professional women surveyed said they are less likely to apply for a job and 49% are less likely to buy products or stock from a company with a public #MeToo allegation.
Many Millennials seek the lifestyle and opportunity for higher pay as a travel nurse, Kansas City public radio station KCUR reports. The idea of travel nursing is particularly appealing to millennials as well as nurses in their 40s and 50s who no longer have children at home.
The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a National Interest Exemption for certain contractors providing Hurricane Michael relief. Under the NIE, contractors will use modified equal employment opportunity clauses in contracts.
The Conference Board’s US Leading Economic Index rose 0.5% in September from August to a reading of 111.8 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4% increase in August and a 0.7% increase in July. This suggests the US business cycle remains on a strong growth trajectory heading into 2019.
Employers should begin using the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's updated Summary of Your Rights form to ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
For the third consecutive year, Walmart largely is forgoing hiring temporary employees in favor of giving its permanent employees more hours and opportunities to earn extra money, something it's workforce has been asking for.
Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2017 and September 2018, while 29 states and Washington, DC, added construction jobs between August and September, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Beginning April 1, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will accept new H-1B petitions subject to the annual quota for fiscal year 2020. Employers should be aware that the annual fiscal year cap for H-1B visas typically is reached within the first week of filing.
Wages for US workers increased 3.5% over the last year, raising the average wage level by 95 cents to $27.81 an hour, according to the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, released today. The growth was driven by strong wage gains for workers in the professional and business services industry, and in trade.