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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...

Uber Freight gains share of trucking industry, invests $200 million in Chicago (PYMNTS)

September 16, 2019

Human cloud firm Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) might finally turn a profit — but through its trucking division, not its rideshare program, PYMNTS reports. The trucking industry generated $796 billion in revenue last year, while the global ride-hailing market was valued at just $36 billion in...

Temporary workers at issue in UAW strike (Time)

September 16, 2019

The United Auto Workers union is leading its first strike against General Motors in 12 years, digging in for a fight over jobs and benefits that could cost the carmaker about $50 million a day in earnings before interest and taxes due to lost production, Time reports. The union said GM’s most recent...

Ceridian acquires Australia-based enterprise workforce management solutions provider

September 16, 2019

Ceridian, a US-based human capital management technology company, acquired Riteq, an Australia-based provider of enterprise workforce management solutions. The deal accelerates Ceridian’s momentum in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

The acquisition, which closed Sept. 13, was completed pursuant...

Staffing 360 CFO to step down

September 16, 2019

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: STAF), a staffing provider operating in the US and UK, today announced CFO David Faiman will leave the company by Dec. 31.

Faiman joined Staffing 360 in 2016.

“After more than three years of trusted partnership, David has been an instrumental part of the management...