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Upcoming grads could get $8,500 more in pay than they expect

May 13, 2019

Upcoming college grads, on average, expect a salary of $47,562 at their first jobs after college, but recruiters surveyed expect on average to pay entry-level employees $56,155, according to a report by iCIMS Inc., a recruitment software firm based in Holmdel, New Jersey.

The report is based on a survey...

Staffing firm disputes Department of Justice discrimination claim

May 13, 2019

The US Department of Justice sued New York-based Chancery Staffing Solutions LLC, claiming it violated the law by discriminating against candidates who were not US citizens as well as US citizens who held dual citizenship. However, the company disputes the claims.

Chancery operates as TransPerfect Staffing...

Amazon introduces warehouse automation that could replace jobs (Reuters)

May 13, 2019

Warehouses provide many jobs for industrial workers, but Amazon.com is introducing machines to automate jobs held by thousands of workers, Reuters reported. One person said the ultimate goal is a “lights out” warehouse. Meanwhile, Amazon is offering to cover $10,000 in startup costs for workers who...

A look at the Canadian staffing market (Staffing Industry Review)

May 13, 2019

The Canadian staffing market shows much potential for growth in both the near-  and long-term, but what are some of the key similarities and differences between the US and Canadian staffing markets? Timothy Landhuis, director of research for North America at Staffing Industry Analysts, discusses...

Uber begins trading; opens at $42, down from IPO price

May 10, 2019

Human cloud, ride-sharing firm Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday evening priced its stock at $45 per share, the low end of the $44.00-to-$50.00 range predicted in its IPO prospectus filed last month with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

The stock began trading this morning on...

Economists raise US job growth forecast

May 10, 2019

Economists raised their estimate for US job gains this year and in 2020, according to the first-quarter Survey of Professional Forecasters released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

The projections for the annual average level of nonfarm payroll employment now suggest job gains at a monthly...

Mexico’s GDP falls in Q1, employment growth disappoints

May 10, 2019

Mexico’s gross domestic product fell by an annualized rate of 0.8% in the first quarter, according to an economic update released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. This follows growth of 1.0% in the fourth quarter of 2018 and pushes growth farther from its long-run average of 2.4%.

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Canada adds 106,500 jobs in April; youth unemployment lowest since 1976

May 10, 2019

Employment in Canada rose by approximately 106,500 in April from March, with notable gains in part-time work for youth, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada.

Canada added approximately 73,000 full-time jobs and 33,600 part-time jobs during April. Total employment...

People: The Advanced Group, Upwork, Jackson, Boyden, Beecher Reagan, Bullhorn and more

May 10, 2019

Staffing provider The Advanced Group appointed Kerry Barrett as chief operating officer. Barrett most recently served as executive VP of emerging markets at Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN). She had served as president and CEO of Accretive Solutions prior to that, where she worked on its acquisition...

Worker sues e-scooter company Bird for IC misclassification (Jalopnik)

May 10, 2019

A worker for the e-scooter company Bird has sued the startup for classifying the workers who charge the e-scooters as independent contractors, Jalopnik reported. The suit alleges that the workers should not be classified as independent contractors under California law, where Bird’s headquarters are...