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Top Ten U.S. Temporary Help Jobs In Demand

In the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, temporary jobs accounted for around 31% of all job growth last month. Here’s a list of the most commonly advertized temporary job titles across the U.S. Although office support, finance, customer service and healthcare figure most prominently in the list below, technical and engineering jobs also represented strong temporary job growth last month. 

 

  • 1.) Physical Therapist
  • 2.) Occupational…
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Added by Jill on July 23, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

63% of Companies Don’t Have A Defined Contingent Workforce Strategy

In a recent webinar we did for HR.com, on “Cutting the Cost of the Contingent Workforce”, we asked our webinar attendees a few poll questions about their contingent workforce strategies and how they implement them.

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Added by Jill on July 17, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments

46% of Independent Contractors Are Found to be Misclassified - Take The IRS 20 Point Test & Protect Your Company

Ultimately, 46% of Independent Contractors reviewed by the IRS are determined to be misclassified and one in three companies fail a worker classification audit. The IRS claims to lose nearly $350 billion a year in unpaid taxes, with $39 billion attributed to underpayments or non-payments by independent workers.

 

Needless to say, the IRS is keen to clamp down on this loss of revenue – last year they hired 4,500 new agents to undertake audits. If your…

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Added by Jill on July 16, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Contingent Workforce Employment 6% Higher Than Last Year

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.78 million temporary and contract workers per day during the first three months of 2012, according to recent data released by the American Staffing Association, based on its quarterly Employment and Sales Survey.

 

“Temporary, contract and project-based work provides excellent job opportunities for many kinds of workers across the U.S.” says Bill Inman, President of Emergent.

 

From January through March of this year,…

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Added by Jill on July 6, 2012 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

How to Cut the Cost of Your Contingent Workforce

 

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Added by Jill on June 25, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Seniors and The Contingent Workforce

It’s been widely reported that the contingent workforce is growing at a steady rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the temporary services industry added almost half million workers and accounted for 91% of total job growth between June 2009 – June 2011. But what does this growth mean for our ageing…

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Added by Jill on May 31, 2012 at 4:29pm — No Comments

The Beauty of Coworking for Recruiters

Some recruiters go to an office every day. Some go to their basement home office every day. So if you are one of the entrepreneurs, the blended desk worker who does a little bit of everything, this post is for you.

We are increasingly becoming a freelance, temp-work nation, and the recruiting industry is no exception. So while you may be working with temp firms to find contract, temporary, and freelance workers, you may be a bit of a contract/freelance…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on March 1, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

What's good for the Goose...

We are approaching the 48th anniversary of the death of Catherine Genovese. In March of 1964 young Catherine was on her way home from work when she would brutally beaten and murdered by an attacker in the Queens borough of New York City. Although murders happen everyday in New York they are not to be taken lightly. And in this particular case there is something staggering that was uncovered by the police investigation. It appears that on the night of the murder 38 law-abiding, respectable…

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Added by Bradford on February 27, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Do We Really Know What Employers Want?

In a day and age when the national unemployment rate still remains more than 8 percent, it is safe to say that it remains an employer’s market.

That being said, we know or should know what most employers are looking for when it comes to hiring new workers.

Among the things traditionally sought are:

• Dependability;

• Trustworthiness;

• Attention to detail;

• Ability and desire to pitch in where needed.

While those may be common sense things on…

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Added by Dave Thomas on February 13, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Future of Staffing -- What If?

In June of 2009, the American Staffing Association Staffing Index bottomed out, after a loss of 1.14 million jobs – 37 percent of its workforce. Since then, the staffing and recruiting industry has seen month-over-month improvement in many segments and many geographic areas. That news analyzed and reported on a year later in 2010 by the ASA, was perhaps one of many factors that may have led the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to state that the recession of 2007-2009 ended that…

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Added by Phil McCutchen on October 27, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

National Staffing Employee Week is Starting on Monday! How Will You Recognize Your Temporary Employees?

Employers across the country are urged to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week from Sept. 12–18 this year. Created by the American Staffing Association, the weeklong event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation.

National Staffing Employee Week is designed to promote awareness of the staffing industry through active community involvement, focus attention on the benefits that the industry affords its employees, and…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 9, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

VIRTUAL RECRUITERS NEEDED!!!

 

GOAL Recruiting Group (www.goalrecruiting.com)

is an energetic company dedicated to delivering recruitment and training

solutions for both companies and business professionals throughout the country.

 

Our business has grown and we need a couple of Virtual Recruiters ASAP to help with

our load.

 

We support DIRECT HIRE (“Permanent Placement”) and long term…

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Added by Portia Thompson on June 28, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

The Top Staffing Companies in the World

In its March 2011 issue, Fortune magazine released its annual list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. These are the companies that have the best reputations among business people.

To create this list, Fortune’s research group surveys approximately 1,400 companies: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue; non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database with revenue of $10 billion or more; and the top foreign companies operating in the…

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Added by Tim Giehll on April 25, 2011 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

Is Temporary Staffing Permanent Now?

An article in the New York Times suggests that employers and employees alike might be moving toward a temporary-centric staffing model.

In November 2010, 80% of the 50,000 jobs created in the private sector were temporary positions. For all of 2010, a bit more than 26% of 1.17 million jobs were temporary positions. That’s a lot.

What are we to make of such high numbers of temporary…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 14, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Social Media Potholes for Temp Staffing

Social Media, recently and over the past few years, has gotten bigger and bigger. With websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many others, a whole new path of interaction for staffing businesses has been opened. It gives companies a chance to make new connections with potential candidates and customers. Just like with anything, there are many great ways it can be utilized by Temporary Staffing firms, but there are also a number of things to look out for if you want to make sure to use…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Five Things you Didn't Know About Temping

So the media cannot wait to tell us that unemployment is up again.

Does the British public really thrive on doom and gloom? Is it the only way to sell news papers? I really hope not.

Those of you that know my work will be aware of how I feel on the subject and that I do my best to compensate for the media with positive blogs about the economy, our society and employment.

So here it is, the five things you didn’t know about…

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Added by Mike Waterton on February 18, 2011 at 2:34am — No Comments

Five Things you Didn't Know About Temping

So the media cannot wait to tell us that unemployment is up again.

Does the British public really thrive on doom and gloom? Is it the only way to sell news papers? I really hope not.

Those of you that know my work will be aware of how I feel on the subject and that I do my best to compensate for the media with positive blogs about the economy, our society and employment.

So here it is, the five things you didn’t know about…

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Added by Mike Waterton on February 18, 2011 at 2:34am — No Comments

Staffing trends for 2011

The staffing industry is poised for a year of exceptional growth. The economy continues to strengthen, and flexible work arrangements appear to be the hiring structure of choice for businesses looking to expand capacity, capitalize on new opportunity, and minimize risk.

So what are the big staffing trends that will impact your sales team in 2011?

1) 20% plus growth for temporary staffing in Q1 2011.

According to …

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Added by Tim Giehll on February 15, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Blasting Away the Myths About Temporary Work

I am fed up of the negativity surrounding temporaryrecruitment agencies. This blog is the start of me changing the perception ofhow recruitment agencies can add REAL VALUE to a business.

If you have ever thought that working via a recruitmentagency meant you were a second class citizen then I am pleased to tell you thatyou are wrong. Or should I say misinformed?

In the current climate, many companies are operating a leanwork…

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Added by Mike Waterton on January 13, 2011 at 2:56am — No Comments

Christmas Jobs and the Skills Shortage

It happens with almost dreary predictability. As Christmas draws nearer, the number of job vacancies rises and this year has been no different. The numbers rose 6.9% in October thanks to the temporary…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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