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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

To say that the Internet has transformed society would be an understatement. It took radio 38 years to reach 50 million users, while it took TV 13 years. For the Internet, it only took 4 years. And Facebook? It added 100 million users in only nine months. That’s what happens when you combine something as powerful as the Internet with people’s interests in learning, sharing and connecting to others. That’s social media.
 
 
We’re now well into 2012 — well, we’re at least past the point of accidentally writing 2011 by mistake. 2011 has come and gone, the numbers are all in, and you should now have a pretty good picture of how your staffing business weathered the year. For most staffing companies, January 2012 started off stronger than January 2011. All indicators show the staffing industry to be fairly strong for the coming year. With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to focus on a little bit of house keeping.
 
By: Julie Ann Blazei, President / CEO , Tricom Funding
 
In Wisconsin, the snow has already started to fall, signaling the end of another year. For many of us, it’s the time of the year when we are busy wrapping up all the loose ends of the current year and looking over what still needs to be accomplished in 2011 — next year is still a distant month away. Others may already be deep in the trenches with budget planning for the New Year.
 

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Legislative Updates

 
The N.C. General Assembly recently passed E-Verify legislation that will become effective as follows: 
 
  • Effective Oct. 1, 2012—employers with 500 or more employees will be required to use E-Verify to check work authorization for all new hires. 
  • Effective Jan. 1, 2013—employers with 100 or more employees will be required to use E-Verify to check work authorization for all new hires.
 
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.
 

Read Full Release: http://hr.cch.com/news/payroll/102512a.asp

On June 14, 2011, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2164, The Legal Workforce Act,
which would create a new employment verification system, the Employment Eligibility
Verification System (EEVS), mandating compliance for nationwide within 2 years.

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