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Demand up for recruiters with social media skills
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More than 2,700 online job ads for recruiters that required candidates to have social media skills appeared in the last 90 days, up 40 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to Wanted Analytics, a firm that tracks online job ads. Recruiters with social media skills are most frequently recruited for jobs located in New York City, Chicago, Washington, Boston and Los Angeles. More

Study: Majority of new jobs pay low wages
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While a majority of jobs lost during the downturn were in the middle range of wages, a majority of those added during the recovery have been low paying, according to a new report from the National Employment Law Project. The disappearance of midwage, midskill jobs is part of a longer-term trend that some refer to as a hollowing out of the work force, though it has probably been accelerated by government layoffs. More

CBRE: New York runs behind only San Francisco in race for high tech jobs
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New York City logged impressive high-tech services job growth over the past two years; but in Midtown South, the industry failed to achieve the colossal rent growth seen among its west coast counterparts. The city's high-tech jobs — defined as those that involve mobile, search, social, cloud computing software and service technologies — grew 22 percent between Q2 2010 and Q2 2012, second only to San Francisco, where jobs grew 41 percent, a new report from CBRE shows. More

How to build a social recruiting platform on Twitter
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Social recruiting. It sounds good, it's 'buzzy' — but what does it really mean? More importantly, how can someone new to social media recruiting get started? Here are some steps to take (or at least consider) when launching a social recruiting effort on Twitter. More

Prepare for the new payroll deduction law
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A proposed bill that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign any day would amend state labor laws to permit employers to make more deductions from employees' paychecks. In the past, these deductions were limited to things like payments for insurance premiums, pension benefits, charitable contributions and union dues. If the bill is signed, employers will be able to deduct items such as health club memberships, purchases at employer cafeterias, parking passes and day care expenses. More

Make sure to comply with immigration anti-discrimination laws
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Most professional recruiters today are no doubt aware that knowingly hiring or continuing to employ undocumented workers is a violation of U.S. immigration law. Violators can be assessed considerable fines and may be subject to criminal prosecution. What recruiters also should keep in mind is that employers can be penalized for overzealousness when it comes to reviewing job applicants to ensure they are authorized to work in the U.S. More

How contingent workers can solve production issues until the economy stabilizes
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It has been three years since the recession officially ended in mid-2009. However, the national unemployment rate remains at more than 8 percent and full-time hiring is sluggish at best. There has been an increase in hiring during the years since 2010, but it hasn't been enough to replace all the jobs lost during the downturn. "There is so much uncertainty surrounding such things as the cost of health care, taxes, foreign markets and the availability of capital, which has left many companies afraid to make full-time offers of employment," says Melissa Hulsey, president and CEO of The Ashton Group. "The cost savings and increased flexibility offered by a contingent work force make this a silver lining in this economy." More

Why retirees should consider temp work
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More than a third of American companies are hiring contract or temporary workers this year, according to a survey of more than 3,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals by CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive. The work can be an attractive option for a retiree who might need extra money. More

Locum tenens physicians continue to tempt industry
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Businesses the nation over have been succumbing to temp-tation, employing staffing agencies as a means to appease their ongoing craving for cost-effective, short-term labor. And in an era when economic uncertainty is king, not even healthcare facilities are exempt from pursuing the temp. More


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