The NYSA News
Mar. 5, 2013

Staffing employment grew 4.1 percent in 2012
American Staffing Association
U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.9 million temporary and contract workers per day in 2012, up 4.1 percent from 2011, according to data released by the American Staffing Association. In 2012, U.S. staffing firms hired 11.5 million temporary and contract employees over the course of the year.More

The good, the bad and the uncertain: How the ACA will impact staffing firms
Staffing Industry Analysts
As 2014 draws closer, staffing firms are gearing up to get ready for health care reform. With proposed rules under discussion, a major priority for staffing executives is preparing their firms for the big changes that lie ahead. How the Affordable Care Act will affect staffing firms is growing clearer as regulators work to draft the rules.More

Job-hunt time shrinks from record high
Bloomberg Businessweek
For 13 million out-of-work Americans, record spells of joblessness are abating. The median duration fell to 16 weeks in January from 25 weeks in June 2010, Labor Department data show. Still, less slack in the labor market will raise demand for temporary staffing companies, said Jeffrey M. Silber, BMO Capital Markets senior analyst in New York. More

Staffing Industry Analysts announces best staffing firms to work for
Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts has announced the winners of the 2013 Best Staffing Firms to Work for survey. Four categories were included in the survey: Staffing firms up to 50 employees; staffing firms 51 to 200 employees; staffing firms over 200 employees; and best staffing firms to temp/contract for.More

NYC to be hit hard by sequester: economist
The New York Post
Two months' worth of job gains are about to vanish nationwide, warns a Merrill Lynch economist — and New York City, whose unemployment rate is already at an eye-popping 8.8 percent, will be hit exceptionally hard in this employment carnage as Washington begins to enact a series of controversial spending cuts known as the sequester. "It will set the economy back a few months in the job market," Ethan Harris, co-head of global economics research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told The Post. "The national job market recovery has been modest, and it has been weaker locally in New York."More

New research provides best practices for a blended workforce strategy
Randstad Sourceright
Randstad Sourceright and Aberdeen Group have released a new research report, "Driving a Blended Workforce Strategy: a Total Talent Approach" that explores the impact of integrating talent acquisition and contingent workforce management under a single integrated blended workforce strategy. The approach includes the increasing practice of using a single outsourcing provider for both traditional talent acquisition and management of the contingent workforce supply chain. Organizations have historically invested in separate outsourcing providers to secure employees, leveraging recruitment process outsourcing providers for full-time employees and managed services providers for contingent labor. However, forward-thinking companies recognize the benefits of using a single provider to supply all talent, including traditional, full-time employees as well as the contingent workforce and contractors.More

Millennials want to have fun at work
Forbes
They say that the best work happens when you're enjoying yourself, but how many of us work in an office where you genuinely have fun? The traditional values of respect and equality in the workplace are no longer enough; instead many companies are now turning to quirky and innovative values to round out their corporate culture. Creating an environment where work isn't just work, but a place where lifestyle and interests align is where the attention is starting to be placed.More

Saratoga County sees the highest employment gain in New York state
The Saratogian
In the past year, Saratoga County saw the highest employment gain in New York state, growth heavily attributed to manufacturing jobs created by computer chip maker GlobalFoundries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the county's employment rate grew by 3.1 percent in 2012.More

Justice Department settles immigration-related discrimination claim against Illinois staffing agency
eNews Park Forest
The Justice Department reached an agreement with The Agency Staffing located in West Dundee, Ill., resolving claims that the staffing company violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The department's investigation concluded that The Agency Staffing applied enhanced employment eligibility procedures to work-authorized non-U.S. citizens that were run through E-Verify. The company did not utilize these additional procedures when it ran U.S. Citizens through E-Verify. Under the settlement agreement, The Agency Staffing will pay $8,400 in civil penalties to the United States, undergo Justice Department training on the anti-discrimination provision of the INA, and be subject to monitoring of its employment eligibility verification practices for a period of three years.More