They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

It’s critical for a staffing company owner to keep up with legislative changes at local, state and federal levels. Changes to the law can have a huge impact on your profitability, and may even change the way you conduct your staffing business. That’s why we post legislative updates to our Tricom website, Facebook page and Twitter feed as soon as we hear about them. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a voice in those legislative decisions before they are voted into law? 


By Julie Ann Blazei
President /CEO at Tricom Funding
With credit markets still tight, it can be overwhelming to compare the available funding options for staffing agency owners. How do you know if you’re getting a good value? How can you compare apples to apples when looking at different types of funding? What questions should you be asking to ensure your interests are covered? 


Tricom To Offer Clients Avionté Technology Solutions 

Milwaukee, WI, January 24, 2013: Tricom Funding, a financial services provider for the staffing industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Avionté, a staffing software technology company offering Applicant Tracking Systems.


Legislative Updates

From The National Law Revew:
"The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (³DEO²) has announced that the minimum wage in Florida will increase by 14 cents from $7.79 to $7.93 per hour on January 1, 2014. The minimum wage for employees who earn tips will increase by 14 cents from $4.77 to $4.91 per hour."
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"Ohio's minimum wage is once again on the rise.

Starting next year, the new hourly minimums will be $7.95 for those who do not get tips, up 10 cents, and $3.98 for those who do, up by a nickel.

The increases apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $292,000 per year, up $4,000 from this year..."

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The Florida minimum wage will to increase by 12 cents to $7.79 per hour effective January 1, 2013.

For tipped employees, the minimum wage will increase to $4.77 per hour on January 1, in addition to tips.

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