The NYSA News
Aug. 13, 2013

ADP: Employment growth rate accelerates in West
Staffing Industry Analysts
Private-sector employment increased on a seasonally adjusted basis in July in all nine U.S. Census Bureau divisions, according to ADP's monthly regional employment report. Additionally, all 29 U.S. states tracked by the report, plus the District of Columbia, recorded gains in July, with the exception of Pennsylvania, which remained flat. More

Emerging employers are eclipsing traditionalists in the war for talent
The Staffing Stream
A new class of employers is emerging in the post-recession market, and they have their sights set on top talent. These "emergent" employers are hyper-focused on recruitment and retention of workers because they view them as the critical element in building and growing their businesses going forward.More

More like job bored
Everyone seems to have a stance when it comes to the validity and usefulness of job boards. Once the reining champion of sourcing and recruiting, job boards are quickly losing steam. When Monster and CareerBuilder first stepped on the scene in 1994, they were the top dogs, and stock was through the roof. Last year, Monster went on the market when it had a market cap of $969 million and since then, shares have fallen by half.More

Don't let the bad apples ruin our industry
Staffing Talk
It sometimes seems as though there is no shortage of negative articles about the staffing industry. (The Associated Press Takes on Temp Nation and "Staffing Ruins Lives & Burdens the Economy," Says ProPublica are two recent Staffing Talk examples that come to mind.) Much of the bad news comes from stories that rightfully expose the conditions that "day laborers" work in. More

Green job staffing with video interviews
The Staffing Stream
Green is the new black, at least when it comes to the employment marketplace. As the environmental movement gains steam (or at least purchases carbon offsets), the industry growth means more jobs to fill.More

Where Obamacare premiums will soar
Get ready to shell out more money for individual health insurance under Obamacare ... in some states, that is. While many residents in New York and California may see sizable decreases in their premiums, Americans in many places could face significant increases if they buy insurance through state-based exchanges next year.More

US weekly jobless claims rise 5,000 to 333,000
The number of people who applied for new unemployment benefits rose by 5,000 to 333,000 in the week ended Aug. 3, but the level of initial claims remained close to a five-year low in a possible sign of some improvement in the U.S. labor market. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch expected claims to climb to 339,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis.More

7 signs of a muddled outlook for small business
Washington Bureau via Albany Business Review
Small businesses are feeling better about the U.S. economy, but they're still nervous about the future. That's one takeaway from a survey of 1,100 small businesses conducted this summer for the National Small Business Association. This survey, taken every six months, provides a good snapshot of how small businesses are faring, and what issues are most important to them.More

Staffing agencies even more popular among contractors, finds SJD
Recruitment agencies remain by quite some margin the most popular way for contractors to find their next project, according to research by contractor accountancy services provider SJD Accountancy.More