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


Brace Yourself: SUTA is on the Rise

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Not all funding providers are the same. As in any industry, there are good companies and there are not-so good companies. It’s imperative for a staffing business that’s in a funding relationship—or considering entering one—to discern the difference.  
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It’s been said that when times get tough, you find out who your true friends are. They’re the ones that stick by you and do what they can to see you through. You quickly learn whom you can rely on, and who’s just in it for convenience or selfish reasons of their own. 

 The same can be said in business.  


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.

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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.