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

By Julie Ann Blazei
Finding the right funding provider can seem like a daunting task. There are many to choose from, but not all offer the same services or pricing structures.
Funding providers offer two types of relationships: Full Service, which includes funding as well as administrative services, or Funding Only. There’s a major pricing pitfall that can impact both types of relationships—it’s important to be aware of the potential traps unique to each.

Full Service


Tricom Funding, Inc. Announces New Front-End Talent Acquisition and Management Software Partnership

Menomonee Falls, WI, January 2, 2009 — Tricom Funding is pleased to announce a new front-end talent acquisition and management software partnership with TalentSecure. This new partnership allows Tricom Funding clients to benefit from TalentSecure’s industry leading software at a savings of 35 to 75 percent off their standard rates.

In this issue:

5 practices to help your staffing company survive a downturn and Tricom® pairs with TalentSecure to offer exclusive savings for clients on front-end software.


5 Practices to Help Your Staffing Company Survive a Downturn


Legislative Updates

The National Law Review (8/21/2017)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued yet another update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version becomes mandatory for use with new hires and reverifications as of September 18, 2017. This is the thirteenth revision of Form I-9 in the thirty years since the form was first required. The good news for employers is that the 2017 changes are more modest than other recent revisions.

Litter (11/23/16)

On November 22, 2016, at the request of 22 states and 55 business groups that brought suit as plaintiffs,1 the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor's new rule re-defining which employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).2

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Worchester Business Journal Online (07/12/16)

The assessment rate Massachusetts employers pay to the state on workers' compensation insurance policies has dropped from 5.75 percent to 5.6 percent.

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