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Wanted signs at restaurants are, in fact, easy to spot at the moment. But restaurant owners aren't getting the volume of applications they typically see.

Even Amid COVID, Some Employers Say Finding Employees Can Be Difficult

Restaurants took a hit at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, forced to close and reopen with restrictions of all sorts. Plenty of restaurant workers have been rehired over the past couple of months as infections leveled off. But why are some restaurants now having a hard time finding people to hire?  Wanted signs at …

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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.

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