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Some employers are rethinking hiring people with criminal backgrounds, reflecting a movement to provide jobs to workers looking for a second chance.

Giving Workers with Criminal Backgrounds a Second Chance

By Larry Hannappel  The nationwide talent shortage has prompted some employers to rethink hiring people with a criminal background, reflecting a movement to provide jobs to workers looking for a second chance.  A background check, of course, can be one of the most important tools in finding the best job candidates. (Apprentice Personnel has the highest level …

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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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