The NYSA News
Apr. 2, 2013

Health law could boost use of temp workers
The Washington Post
The health care law could prove to be a boon for temporary staffing companies as employers outsource jobs to sidestep complex requirements for medical insurance. But some experts say the Affordable Care Act's exceptions for temporary employees could undercut the goal of expanding coverage to more American workers.More

Not yet video interviewing? Now you have no excuse
If you aren't already using video for interviewing, what are you waiting for? More and more employers all the time are finding that conducting at least an initial, live interview can save them both money and time, and can give them a better sense of their candidates than even an in-depth phone screen.More

Interviewing an introverted candidate
Business 2 Community
The nature of introversion can make it hard for some introverts to perform well at interview, resulting in introverts appearing less qualified than the extroverted. It is important however not to overlook your introverted candidate. Introverts are often intelligent, self-sufficient, calm, measured and thoughtful. Introverts are great researchers, listeners, writers and strategists. You could certainly miss hiring the best candidate if you dismiss a candidate simply because they are not as socially fluent as the extroverted. Here is what you need to know about interviewing an introverted candidate.More

Aon Hewitt: New York is lowest risk city to recruit, employ and redeploy talent
Aon Hewitt
For the second year, New York is the lowest risk city in the world for recruiting, employing and relocating employees, according to rankings released by Aon Hewitt. New York retained its title as the world's lowest risk city due to its world-class educational institutions, training facilities and availability of a large pool of qualified and experienced talent. New York's demographic risk is the second lowest due to its large working age population and high workforce productivity.More

Buffalo job market improved in February
Buffalo Business First
February employment data from New York showed an increase in private-sector jobs in the Buffalo area. The monthly report said the Buffalo-Niagara Falls market picked up 3,000 private-sector jobs, an increase of 0.7 percent, compared to a year ago. Broken down by sector, the report said management jobs increased by 1,100, or 8.7 percent, while leisure and hospitality was up by 2,100 jobs, or 4 percent.More

Department of Labor releases final January and preliminary February job counts and unemployment rates
New York State Department of Labor
The State Labor Department has released final January 2013 private sector job count numbers and preliminary February 2013 job count and unemployment rates as provided by the U.S. Department of Labor. The final January 2013 private sector job count for New York State was validated and revised upward to 7,418,500, an all-time high. Included in this number are approximately 300,000 jobs added to New York's economy since the start of Governor Cuomo's administration, making New York one of only seven states to have regained all jobs lost during the recession.More

Survey: Nearly one-third of employers now hiring college graduates for jobs that were primarily held by high school graduates
Employers are not only looking for educated labor to fill high skill positions, but to fill traditionally lower skill jobs as well. Thirty-two percent of hiring managers and human resource professionals said they are hiring more employees with college degrees for positions that were historically held by high school graduates.More

March staffing up 2.4 percent from a year ago
American Staffing Association
Staffing employment in March is up 2.4 percent from the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value for the month of March is 91, indicating that staffing employment is slightly up from February (1.7 percent higher).More