The NYSA News
May. 15, 2012

Ithaca named third-best place to find jobs
The human resources firm Adecco Staffing U.S. looked at the U.S. cities with the fullest employment, according to the Department of Labor, as well as internal data around job growth and demand, and then determined which areas are the best for finding a job. While the Washington, D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Va., region ranked first and Austin, Texas, second, Ithaca snagged the third spot, aided by its diverse and highly educated workforce.More

Job growth forecast revised upward
Staffing Industry Analysts
Estimates of U.S. job growth were revised upward for the next four quarters, according to the second-quarter edition of the Survey of Professional Forecasters released by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. For the upcoming third quarter, forecasters estimated the U.S. will add 170,000 new jobs per month — up from an earlier estimate of 145,200.More

5 ways to improve your outbound effectiveness
How do you approach outbound messaging? Are you in the "spray and pray" camp? Are you spending upwards of an hour crafting that perfect email — only to find it gets no response? Advice from hundreds of recruiters has been distilled into five valuable tips.More

Protecting your full fee in sales placements
The Fordyce Letter
Have you placed a salesperson, only to be told the company is "hiring the candidate at a lower starting salary"? Since the candidate's base rate is the only promised ("guaranteed") compensation, the client argues commissions aren't included in your fee computation. The variations are endless, ranging from actually paying the candidate less at the beginning to excluding the value of perks. For this reason, vigilance plus verbiage is necessary.More

Cuomo: Hain Celestial commits $10 million to Long Island expansion
New York State Office of the Governor
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading natural and organic products company in North America and Europe, will invest more than $10 million as part of its office relocation and expansion of its operations into Nassau County on Long Island. The company expects to create more than 100 new jobs and to retain approximately 250 existing jobs at its new location.More

Divide and conquer: Eliminating the fear of social recruiting
If the only thing holding you back from testing out social recruiting is fear, consider the potential benefits you can gain from the following opportunities.More

New York state receives federal job training funds
Buffalo Business First
New York state has received a $10.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist unemployed workers get back on the job as quickly as possible. The funding is part of the federal agency's Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment initiative.More

Recruiters: 8 ways to control time
Recruiting Trends
Do you have a course map for the busy race known as your day? When you get to the critical intersection of your day, do you know which way to go? Are you controlling time — or is time controlling you? Try the following eight strategies and you'll be much more likely to stay on course with your plans and your day.More

Randstad responds to EEOC settlement
Staffing Industry Analysts
Randstad US has released an official statement following a report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that the company agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a disability bias lawsuit.More

When it's time to hire, don't ignore the disabled
Fox News
In the workplace the concept of diversity usually is defined by race, color, religion, sex or national origin, with disability sometimes overlooked as a component of a diverse workforce. For entrepreneurs willing to open their doors to disabled employees, some private companies and government entities are working to make the process easier.More

10 no-brainers for every business using LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a great way for businesses to promote themselves and attract potential employees. At a recent event hosted by LinkedIn, the experts themselves offered 10 no-brainer steps every business must take to ensure maximum effectiveness and exposure.More

New York food wholesaler, immigrant workers settle dispute
National Labor Relations Board
A kosher food product wholesaler in New York has agreed to settle a long-running NLRB case by paying $186,000 to former employees who lost their jobs in the midst of a union organizing campaign. The settlement culminates a lengthy effort by the NLRB to enforce an order that Flaum Appetizing Corp. provide back pay to 17 former employees who were unlawfully discharged following a two-day strike. Flaum contended it did not have to pay because the employees were undocumented immigrants.More