The NYSA News
Jul. 9, 2013

Business groups laud delay of ACA penalties
Staffing Industry Analysts
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Business and others lauded a move by the federal government to delay employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act for one year to 2015 from the original start year of 2014. More

Staffing stocks tumble on health care mandate delay
The Street
Staffing agencies tumbled after the White House announced a health care mandate aimed at employers will be postponed. Robert Half International, Manpower, TrueBlue, and On Assignment fell following the announcement. Robert Half led the slump losing 5 percent, finishing the day at $31.65. Manpower stumbled 1.2 percent to close at $54.66.More

Has 'temp' economy become permanent?
The Republic
Jobs are much less permanent than they used to be. A recent investigation by the nonprofit journalism group ProPublica finds that for millions of Americans, "temporary work has become a mainstay of the economy."More

State Labor Department announces new 'Experience Counts' initiative grants veterans credit for their military experience
New York State Department of Labor
State Labor Commissioner Peter M. Rivera announced a new Experience Counts Initiative that helps veterans transfer military service into certification for civilian jobs and enlists staff at New York State Career Centers to help place veterans in these jobs.More

Employment Situations Summary — June 2013
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial activities.More

ADP adds 188,000 jobs
Staffing Industry Analysts
U.S. private-sector employment rose by 188,000 in June, seasonally adjusted, according to the national employment report released by Automatic Data Processing Inc. May's employment growth was revised downward to 134,000 from the initially reported 135,000. More

Half of global employees plan on changing careers
The Staffing Stream
From mass layoffs to high unemployment rates, the human resource community saw the economy significantly affect the workforce. Despite the recent economic improvements, many workers around the globe plan on switching to other professions.More

'Staffing ruins lives and burdens the economy,' says basically every major publication
Staffing Talk
A few days ago, the blogosphere exploded because of a story from ProPublica entitled The Expendables: How the Temps Who Power Corporate Giants Are Getting Crushed. The story, part of an ongoing series called Temp Land: Working in the New Economy, sheds light on a section of the workforce that they claim is grossly exploited. And, lately, the story's showing up everywhere we look. More

Maybe a Facebook photo of someone drinking a beer isn't so bad
Employers who screen out people because they're pictured on Facebook drinking may be screening out perfectly fine people, according to one new study. Lori Foster Thompson, a North Carolina State University psychology professor, co-authored a paper about Facebook screening. A Ph.D. student, Will Stoughton, is a lead author. "Companies are eliminating some conscientious job applicants based on erroneous assumptions regarding what social media behavior tells us about the applicants," Stoughton says.More