The NYSA News
Jul. 16, 2013

Gender gaps appear as employment recovers from the recession
The New York Times
All the jobs lost by women during the Great Recession have been recovered, at least in the private sector. But men still have a way to go before that happens. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women held 54,623,000 private sector jobs in June, an increase of 116,000 from the previous month and 63,000 more than they held in December 2007, when the previous high was set. More

CareerBuilder forecast paints rosy US hiring picture — for temporary positions
Chicago Business Journal
U.S. employment rates are expected hold steady over the next six months but the number of temporary jobs may grow, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. In its midyear job forecast survey, Chicago-based CareerBuilder said employers indicated that full-time, permanent hiring in the second half of the year will mirror that of 2012 while temporary and contract hiring is expected to increase 10 percentage points over last year.More

Staffing price index flat
Staffing Industry
The U.S. producer price index for employment services in June was unchanged compared to May at a reading of 128.5, but the year-over-year growth ticked down slightly to 1.8 percent in June from 1.9 percent in May, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.More

Pay cards under study
The Associated Press via Times Union
The office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it sent letter to over 20 large companies for their use of ATM-type cards to pay some workers.More

IT jobs growth accelerates
Staffing Industry Analysts
The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose 0.5 percent in June to reach another all-time high of almost 4.5 million, according to the TechServe Alliance. IT employment increased by 5.7 percent on a year-over-year basis, adding almost 241,700 IT workers. IT jobs have increased steadily since November 2011.More

Virtual recruitment using traditional methods
The Staffing Stream
The advent of online job boards and social networking applications has changed the surface of recruiting, just as it has changed the way people interact. There is a large volume of speculation, online and off, regarding how the human resource community should contend with these new factors. It is clear that virtual recruitment is important as it is necessary for a successful hiring process. However, it is worth noting that the medium of recruitment does not change the principles behind it.More

ECIDA wants recount on New York State jobs study
Buffalo Business First
Angered by what it says is incomplete information from a state report, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency is seeking a revised version of the document issued by New York Authorities Budget Office.More

Napolitano's exit could make immigration reform harder to sell
Albany Business Review
If immigration reform is enacted, Janet Napolitano won't be around to enforce it. That's the political upshot of Napolitano's decision to step down as Homeland Security secretary to become president of the University of California system.More

What's next? The lean and agile staffing firm
Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing businesses are — like financial service or retail businesses — service intermediaries that add value (to two or more parties to a transaction) through specialization, best-practices, on-going innovation and sometimes scale (in effect, getting done what individual persons or businesses can't get done — at least not as quickly, effectively and/or economically). More