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Staffing isn't dying, it's changing
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Are recruiters obsolete and staffing firms' days numbered? Will technology completely replace what we do for our clients and contractors? If you Google these questions you'll get plenty of opinions: The demise of staffing has been predicted for more than a decade, and just as vociferously denied as well. The defenders point out that recruiting, at heart, is a people-centric endeavor, and while technology can enhance efficiencies and even replace manual functions, you can't take the human factor out of it entirely. The statistics on the growth of the staffing industry and contingent workers as a percentage of the workforce over the past decade also belies reports of the industry's imminent demise. More

Staffing agencies using independent contractors face misclassification liability and expose clients to undue risks
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This month there have already been two cases in the staffing industry that highlight the risks posed to that industry and their clients where the workers being referred are paid on a 1099 basis. One case arose in New York and involved workers referred to clients holding marketing events that required extra staff for promotional work. The other case arose in California. More

The rise of the permanent temp economy
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This opinion piece in The New York Times traces temporary work forces in the United States dating back to the years following World War II. It controversially analyzes how today's contingent workers fit into the shifting American business economy. More

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NYSA members: Attend NJSA Staffing Law Day at member rates!
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Law Day 2012 was an outstanding success for owners, managers and associates who need to make decisions that can easily create legal risks for their staffing business. NJSA, with some terrific legal and professional experts focusing on the staffing industry, has developed a second full-day program especially designed for staffing firms of all sizes and specific employees. NYSA members may attend at NJSA rates. Click here for more information. More

How SEO almost killed a staffing business
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Search engine optimization — a.k.a. SEO — is often held up as a must-follow principle to build your company's Web presence. But Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Placement Executive Search, discovered a dark side: More attention from the outside can harm service on the inside. More

Technology may be costing you the best candidates
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The recruiting buzzwords circle in our brains: candidate experience, employer of choice, culture, employment branding, talent pools, talent communities, candidate relationships, etc. Your expensive and time-consuming investments in all of these things won't be worth it if the technology is used wrong. Candidates will sour on you or abandon the process. They'll self-select out for reasons having nothing to do with aptitude or job-related qualifications. More

State Labor Department releases December 2012 area unemployment rates
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The State Labor Department today released local area unemployment rates for December 2012. The state's private sector job count increased by 123,200 from December 2011 to December 2012. As previously reported, the state's unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in December 2012. New York state's rate has plummeted since August 2012, dropping by 0.9 percentage points. This represents the state's largest four-month rate drop since February 1984. More

Capital Region scores record-worst unemployment rate for December
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The core Capital Region in New York ended 2012 with an unemployment rate of 7.4 percent — the highest-ever for that time of year. The rate set a new record for the month of December, in local data that date back to 1990. More

Unemployment up in Buffalo, upstate NY
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The Buffalo metropolitan area closed out 2012 with an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent, jumping from 8.0 percent the previous year. That was higher than the average jobless rate for all of Upstate New York, which was at 8.4 percent compared to 7.9 percent in 2011. Rochester had an unemployment rate of 8.0 percent last month, ahead of 7.5 percent year-over-year. More


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