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Senate confirms Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor
President Barack Obama, when announcing Thomas Perez as his pick to be the next Secretary of Labor on March 18, called Perez a "consensus builder." Perez finally got the consensus of the Senate, who confirmed his nomination 4 months later, on July 18.
Despite temporary reprieve, business owners increasingly anxious as health care law looms
The Washington Post
Despite a temporary reprieve from some of the new rules under the health care law, business owners are growing increasing anxious about its looming implementation at the end of the year, according to a pair of recent surveys.
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State's 7.5 percent unemployment rate falls below national rate: Lowest since February 2009
New York State Department of Labor
Between May and June 2013, New York State's unemployment rate fell from 7.6 percent to 7.5 percent — the lowest it has been since February 2009 — placing it below the national rate, according to preliminary figures released by the State Department of Labor.
Temp help services costs trend up
Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing buyers are paying more for temporary staffing in the U.S. compared to last year, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The U.S. producer price index for "temporary help services" rose 1.58 percent year-over-year based on a three-month average of growth rates that included April, May and June. The three-month average growth rate in PPI has accelerated since April.
Long-established contingency firm is selectively looking to consider doing splits with fellow members.
Kutcher Tax Careers has been in business since 1990 and has one of the largest databases of tax professionals in the Country. We are seeking to speak with firms that have an on-going flow of corporate tax jobs (some tax candidates for our jobs would be a plus, be not the main focus at this point.) If interested, call Howie Kutcher at (914) 592-6687 or e-mail him at Kutcher@taxcareers.com.
Workers underestimate demand, but even the employed are looking and will look
A survey from Monster shows there's a real disconnect between what job seekers think of the current employment market and what recruiters say. While recruiters regularly report how hard it is to find quality candidates, several thousand job seekers insist it is harder to find a job today that it was last year.
The most important employment documents
By D. Albert Brannen
Employment litigation can be expensive and time-consuming. An employer's success or failure in defending itself can turn on the law or the facts. Employers cannot do too much to change the law that applies to any given case. But, experience shows that employers can do a lot to shape the facts and to improve their position in employment litigation. Most of the time, this shaping of the facts depends on the documentation. Moreover, while the particular facts may be different from case to case, the same types of documents are at issue in nearly every employment law case.
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CareerBuilder: Hard-to-fill positions listed
Staffing Industry Analysts
Employers still struggle to find new employees for technology-related occupations, sales, healthcare and a variety of other areas, according to research released by CareerBuilder. More than a third of hiring managers — 35 percent — currently have positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer.
Private-sector job count rises in Buffalo area
Buffalo Business First
This past June proved to be a bit hotter on the employment front in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls market. The state Department of Labor reported that private-sector employment rose 1.3 percent, or 5,800 compared to June 2012.
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