Staffing Industry News of the Week – 2/01/13
More Americans delay retirement, keep working
Published January 24, 2013 by Haya El Nasser
The share of Americans 65 and older in the workforce went from 12.1% in 1990 to 16.1% in 2010, with much of that driven by women, according to new analysis of Census data.
Staffing agency that placed workers in bogus jobs out of office
Published January 25, 2013 by Adam Murphy
Several construction workers from Georgia say they got duped by a local staffing agency that promised jobs.
The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy
The New York Times
Published January 26, 2013 by Erin Hatton
To avoid union opposition, the postwar temp industry exploited cultural ambivalence about middle-class white women’s work. Then it became a model for corporate America.
Chino warehouse operator fined for alleged overtime violations
Los Angeles Times
Published January 29, 2013 by Marc Lifsher
State labor regulators have ordered an Inland Empire warehouse operator that handles goods for big-box retailers to pay $1.3 million in overtime, penalties and other compensation, accusing…
Staffing agency will remain co-defendant in hepatitis C suits
Published January 30, 2013 by Aaron Sanborn
ARRT is one of five staffing agencies named in the suits with Exeter Hospital as sharing liability for allowing former hospital technician David Kwiatkowski to travel from hospital to hospital and potentially infect patients with hepatitis C. The other…
Planned layoffs rise in January, so do hiring plans: Challenger
Published January 31, 2013 Leah Schnurr; Chizu Nomiyama
The number of planned layoffs at U.S. firms rose in the first month of the year, but that was more than offset by an increase in plans to hire, a report showed on Thursday.