The NYSA News
Feb. 14, 2012

Move your business beyond social media
New York Staffing Association
Social media has affected the business of recruiting, forcing staffing professionals to adjust and adapt. Let us help you do that! Join NYSA for "21st Century Communication: Moving Your Business Beyond Social Media, held Feb. 15 at 8 a.m. We'll supply breakfast and business insight; you bring the drive to thrive in an evolving culture. Register now for this prime opportunity!More

Forecasters: US to add 144,100 jobs per month
Staffing Industry Analysts
Forecasters revised up their estimated U.S. job growth to average 144,100 per month in 2012, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's first-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters.More

Recruiters confident — but challenges in store in talent market
Recruiting Trends
According to research from ExecuNet, recruiter confidence is on the rise. ExecuNet finds 20 percent of executive recruiters plan to add executive-level positions and almost 60 percent will "trade up" their management strength by recruiting replacements for existing roles during the next six months.More

Oracle to buy Taleo for $1.9 billion; cloud war brews
Reuters
Oracle Corp. plans to buy Taleo Corp., a maker of Web-based software for recruiting employees, for about $1.9 billion as a war heats up for control over the fast-growing cloud computing market.More

Report: LinkedIn leads in social job recruiting
TechCrunch
Bullhorn, which develops a recruitment software and applicant tracking system, is releasing a new Social Recruiting Activity Report that examines the usage of social media in executive and job recruiting. Bullhorn found that LinkedIn leads among the frequency of usage by recruiters and their effectiveness for sourcing candidates, followed by Twitter, with Facebook coming in third. More

Governor continues campaign to find jobs for veterans
Governor's Press Office
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has implemented two key initiatives of his "Experience Counts" campaign to help returning veterans get jobs in New York state. The governor announced the Department of Motor Vehicles is waiving road tests for veterans applying for a commercial driver's license if they have military experience operating a similar vehicle. In addition, he chose appointments to the New York State Council on Returning Veterans and Their Families, a group that helps returning veterans get jobs.More

US Labor Department tightens rules on employing foreign workers
PR Newswire via MarketWatch
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration and its Wage and Hour Division have announced a final rule to improve the H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker program. The rule, to be published in the Feb. 21 edition of the Federal Register, includes changes to several aspects of the program to ensure U.S. workers receive greater access to jobs. More

LinkedIn is disrupting the corporate recruiting market
Forbes
LinkedIn recently reported a 105 percent year-to-year growth in quarterly revenues. But the real story is the huge revenue spike from LinkedIn's recruiting services: Revenues grew by 136 percent to $84.9 million, making the company the fastest-growing public provider of corporate recruiting solutions.More

Minority workers discuss diversity in Rochester region
Democrat and Chronicle
Out of 1,349 total employees in the 10 most populous towns of Monroe County, N.Y., only 35 are minorities. Those full-time employees offered a handful of ideas on how town workforces could reflect the residents they serve more accurately.More