Staffing Industry News of the Week – 2/08/13
Sen. Grassley pushes to make E-Verify mandatory for employers
The Daily Caller
Published on February 01, 2013 by Caroline May
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced legislation on Thursday requiring all employers to confirm the legality of their employees through E-Verify.
Staffing firm acquisitions rise 60% in second half
Staffing Industry Analysts
Published on February 01, 2013
The number of publicly announced U.S. staffing firm acquisitions rose to 40 in the second half 2012, up 60 percent from the 25 announced in the second half of 2011, according to new research from Staffing…
House Republicans push specific immigration changes, say reform not a ‘race’
Published February 05, 2013
Officials with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO will meet today to discuss the possibility of a federal guest worker program that would ensure legal entry of immigrants coming to the U.S. Business and…
Jobless Claims Decline
Wall Street Journal
Published on February 07, 2013 by Eric Morath and Sarah Portlock
The number of U.S. workers filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits fell by 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 366,000 last week, signaling a modestly improving labor market.
Employment agency assigned teen a job in a brothel
Published on February 07, 2013
An unnamed woman recently received a letter from an employment office in Augsburg, Germany. The 19-year-old had been looking for a job since November.
Stocks fall despite upbeat jobs report
Published on February 7, 2013 by Kim Hjelmgaard
Wall Street stock futures were tilting lower on Thursday, following a lackluster prior session as the latest earnings reports failed to impress investors