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New Federal Overtime Rules Now in Effect

The rules raised to $684 per week, or $35,568 a year, the threshold at which employees are exempt from being paid overtime. That’s a 50.3% increase from the previous threshold of $455 per week or $23,660 annually – and it means more than 1 million workers are now eligible for overtime anytime they work more than 40 hours a week.

Holiday Hiring: Plan Ahead to Beat Your Competition

It’s that time of year again for employers (and the temporary employment agencies they rely on). Everyone is suddenly knee-deep in holiday hiring. That includes tackling the annual challenge of finding, training, and retaining a seasonal workforce for the hectic holiday season.  About 500,000 workers will be added during November alone. We’ll be busy helping to fill …

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If you’re not working at the moment but are serious about finding a job, temporary or permanent, perhaps there's a skills gap to blame.

Still Can’t Find Work? Perhaps a Skills Gap is to Blame?

If you’re in search of a job at the moment but aren’t working yet, it could because you lack relevant skills.  More than half of Americans (54%) think a skills gap is to blame for most people’s unemployment, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association survey.  But those surveyed also point to other factors preventing …

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