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5 Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Chances of Landing the Next Temp Assignment

Congratulations! You’ve been hired for a temporary assignment in the field you love and the pay is solid. So how can you be sure you keep the job? Here are five mistakes that you don’t want to make. 1. Not Arriving on Time  Getting to work on time isn’t something you want to do only on your first day …

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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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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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