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Former Cognizant exec agrees to pay $50,000 over Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges

September 18, 2019

The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced Sept. 13 that the former COO of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Sridhar Thiruvengadam, agreed to settle charges that he violated the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by participating in a plan to bribe a government official in India.

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College degrees don’t always pay off, but employers still want them (The Washington Post)

September 18, 2019

College degrees don’t always pay off, and some college graduates don’t out-earn high school grads but still face debt into retirement, Michelle Singletary writes in an opinion piece in The Washington Post. However, some employers still screen out experienced job applicants because they don’t have...


Recruiting temps from existing candidate databases, direct hire from LinkedIn reap most ‘bang-to-buck’ – SIA

September 17, 2019

Recruiting from an existing candidate database is the temporary worker recruiting tactic with the highest bang-to-buck return on spend/effort, according to the latest research from Staffing Industry Analysts. A significant portion of respondents also selected LinkedIn, other online job listings and referral...


Paramount Staffing acquires TalentForce, firm will post $200 million in revenue after deal

September 17, 2019

Paramount Staffing announced today it acquired TalentForce, a provider of light industrial and office/clerical staffing based in Shelby, North Carolina.

The deal will create a company with more than $200 million in annual revenue and nearly 250 full-time employees serving more than 800 clients with 55...


New York City’s 1.3 million freelancers earn $31.4 billion

September 17, 2019

In New York City, 1.3 million people freelanced in the past 12 months, and they had earnings of $31.4 billion, according to a study, “Freelancing in New York: 2019” released last week by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Freelancers Union and Upwork Inc. (NASDAQ: UPWK)....


San Diego’s City Attorney sues Instacart; 'shoppers' not ICs

September 17, 2019

The San Diego City Attorney announced a lawsuit on Friday against human cloud, grocery delivery firm Instacart claiming the company is misclassifying its workers as independent contractors.

Instacart launched its service in San Diego in 2016.

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said Instacart’s “shoppers”...


Eastridge Workforce Solutions to become employee-owned

September 17, 2019

Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a San Diego-based staffing firm, announced it is offering an employee stock ownership program to its internal and external workers.

The announcement stems from an idea by the business partners and leaders of Eastridge — brothers CEO Adam Svet and President of Technology...


‘Have to be even stronger than California,’ NY State senator says — Staffing quote of the week

September 17, 2019

The ride-sharing industry “went crazy,” New York State Sen. Diane Savino, told Newsday, and she said New York legislators plan to take a close look at how on-demand firms such as ride-sharing companies are impacting work in the wake of California’s passage of AB 5 that could make it more difficult...


Largest US healthcare staffing firms list includes 49 firms, $12.7 billion in revenue: SIA

September 16, 2019

A total of 49 staffing firms generated at least $50 million each in US healthcare staffing revenue in 2018, according to Staffing Industry Analysts' estimates in its report, “Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the US: 2019 Update.” Combined, these firms generated $12.7 billion in such revenue and...


Employees mostly agree that age diversity can strengthen workplaces, but 45% say policies favor millennials

September 16, 2019

Despite media reports to the contrary, more than 90% of employees are satisfied with the diversity of age ranges in their workplace, according to a study released today by professional services firm Addison Group. Respondents agree that different ages in the workplace bring a variety of strengths within...