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

When it comes to getting valuable, relevant and timely information on the staffing industry, there are a host of good resources you can use. In fact, that's part of the challenge — knowing where to go to get the most information about the myriad of industry topics that can impact your business. 


Offering Voluntary Benefits Will Become More Important

The Essential StaffCARE (ESC) plans that were introduced and approved in 2010 as supplemental insurance, are specifically exempt from the PPACA healthcare regulations as stated in the bill.  Essential StaffCARE will continue to be the largest provider of Health Insurance to temporary and contingent employees within the Staffing Industry.

Are you using one of the most effective – and least costly – marketing tactics for your staffing company? While traditional direct mail sent through the U.S. Post Office can cost as much as one dollar or more a piece, email can cost as little as pennies, or even a fraction thereof. Email can be an extremely effective tool for reaching prospective employees and customers, as well as help retain existing customers and employees.


Legislative Updates

"...What is in effect as of this week, a requirement for businesses to use E-Verify, an online program that allows employers to input information from required I-9 hiring forms and find out a new employee's legal work status..."

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Effective in January 2012, the combined employee payroll tax rate for New Jersey employees is reduced to .00705 from .00985 in 2011.  This means a savings of $87 per worker.  This equals approximately $190 million in direct tax relief to New Jersey employees.

21 States will be added to the FUTA credit reduction list due to failure to pay back on loans from the federal government to continue paying unemployment benefits.  After a state has had an outstanding Title XII loan balance for two consecutive years on January 1, employers in that state face a 0.30% reduction in the FUTA credit if the loan is not paid back by November 10 of that same year.