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Jobless claims average up 20,000, shutdown may be part of cause
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 20,000 in the week ended Oct. 5 to a level of 325,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 305,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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Pink is the New Black! Join NYSA in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
We invite you to join us in the fight against Breast Cancer. On Oct. 20, the American Cancer Society hosts its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Central Park and NYSA is excited to announce that we will be part of it! 

The New York Staffing Association is committed to our community and our role as a leader in the industry. Our Executive Director, Jennifer Kelley, is proudly serving the cause by being a Team Leader, and we want you to join her and Team NYSA! For more information, click here.


Gov. Cuomo announces $1.2 million in job training grants
New York State Department of Labor
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that $1.2 million in job training grants is still available to businesses that hire long-term unemployed New Yorkers. This effort is part of a campaign to help individuals, who have been out of work for 26 weeks or longer, connect to available jobs in their region. To date, more than 600 businesses have taken advantage of about $8.2 million in On-the-Job training incentives to hire more than 1,200 individuals across the state.
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The staffing industry's increasing role in driving the economic recovery
The Staffing Stream
The recovery is taking hold — and our industry is a driving force behind it. In June 2013, PrideStaff conducted an online survey to gauge workforce and hiring trends across the United States. Completed by 840 individuals at businesses across a wide range of industries and company sizes, the survey's results point to three distinct ways our services are building momentum in the economy.
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5 reasons every employer should have job descriptions
By D. Albert Brannen
No state or federal law requires job descriptions. However, job descriptions can be helpful tools for employers for both practical and legal reasons. If you do not have accurate and up-to-date job descriptions in place for all of your employees, you should get them as soon as practical. This article will outline five of the many ways in which job descriptions can benefit employers.
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The government shutdown provides a great recruiting opportunity
ERE.net
It's hard to miss the troubling news about the "government shutdown" and the "debt default crisis," but what has not received a lot of press attention is that these negative events have unwittingly created a powerful recruiting opportunity for hiring away top government workers.
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Big data job postings rise by 13 percent
Staffing Industry Analysts
The number of online job ads requiring "big data" analysis skills rose 13 percent year-over-year in September to more than 88,000, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. Industries with the most demand for big-data skills were health and medical insurance carriers; colleges, universities, and professional schools; business support services; computer systems design services; and management consulting services.
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Why the right recruiter fills a job in no time
The Staffing Stream
The cold, hard truth is that matching jobs and resumes has never worked. What's the primary reason for this failure? Bad information — and plenty of it. When you think about your current job and then compare it with your actual job description, you might get a good chuckle.
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Number of furloughed workers shrinks as shutdown drags on
USA Today
The political divide that has kept the federal government in shutdown mode for more than a week may be growing, but the shutdown itself is shrinking. An estimated 800,000 of the more than 2 million government employees were deemed "non-essential" and furloughed when the federal fiscal year began Oct. 1. However, almost half the cuts were civilian Defense Department workers, and most of them are returning to work. Thousands of workers in other agencies also are going back to their jobs.
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