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NYSA Staffing Industry Update
LEGISLATIVE ALERT: New York State Department of Labor issues new wage notification form for staffing firms
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The New York State Department of Labor has issued a new form for staffing firms to use in connection with their written wage notification obligations under Section 195.1 of the Labor Law. The new form, LS 51, is available online at The DOL Guidelines for Notice and Acknowledgment of Wage Rate(s) for Temporary Help Firms — available at — state the written form must be given to temporary employees upon hire and on or before Feb. 1 each year. The New York Staffing Association continues to work with the DOL and will issue updates when available. More

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Perry Blacher has a knack for finding talent. His only problem is sometimes the best potential employees aren't located across the street, but across an ocean or two. As the CEO of Covestor, a global mirrored investment firm, Blacher is not about to fly candidates to his London or New York offices for an interview if he can help it. Instead, he uses Skype's free video calling service to meet and interview candidates. More

Comptroller says New York's economic recovery faces threats
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New York wasn't hit as hard as many other states by the Great Recession, but its recovery has been "slow going and uneven," according to a report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. While private-sector employment has increased, jobs in the public sector are down. Property values in metropolitan areas upstate have been rising, but they have started to fall again in the New York City region, DiNapoli said, adding, "Our economic recovery is headed in the right direction, but the road out of recession is still winding and potentially perilous." More

Contract workers increase in popularity
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Mike Raffia is a CFO for hire. Since hanging up his hat as chief financial officer of food processing company Kane Miller, based in Tarrytown, N.Y., Raffia has held more than a dozen senior-level positions in as many years — in a variety of industries, jumping from utilities to financial services. Raffia, 61, who lives in Hartsdale, N.Y., enjoys the job hopping, which comes courtesy of a temporary employment agency. "I've worked with management, mergers," he said. "It's satisfying." More

Poll: Commuting affects job satisfaction
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Commuting might not make you unwell, but a new survey of U.S. employees showed 4 percent, or 5 million people, have called in sick because they could not face the trek to work. The Harris Interactive poll commissioned by The Workforce Institute also revealed 48 percent of people said commuting has a significant effect on their job satisfaction, and 32 percent considered the commute when they chose their current job. More

Job boards see strong growth in first quarter
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Double-digit revenue increases are being reported by the leading U.S. job boards. Dice and Monster, both publicly held, reported their first quarter financial results recently; Dice saw a 49 percent bump in revenue, while Monster's overall revenue improved by 21 percent. More

Gas industry jobs waiting for trained work force
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The list of want ads is long. Project engineer, gas marketing administrator, landman, heavy equipment operator, compressor technician, business development director, regulatory clerk, petrophysicist. Recently, the member companies of the Marcellus Shale Coalition advertised hundreds of open positions they want to fill in Pennsylvania and New York. More

Use the cloud to your career advantage
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Addressing whether cloud computing will cost IT pros their jobs, Microsoft's Jeff Vance makes a point others have made as well: Some jobs will be lost while others will be created. More
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