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Archive for February 2017

The future of background checks in the gig economy

study and forecast from Intuit. The rise of the gig economy is part of a broader long-term growth trend in the contingent workforce, which is expected to reach 43 percent by 2020. When talking about the gig economy, most are referring to flexible, independent job opportunities such as: Transportation and/or logistics for people or products…

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EEOC secured $482 million for victims of workplace discrimination in 2016

Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for 2016. According to the data, the EEOC resolved 97,443 charges and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces. The agency responded to over 585,000 calls and more than 160,000 field office inquiries, reflecting the significant public demand for EEOC’s…

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January 2017 employment: US adds 227,000 jobs

The Employment Situation‘ report released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the United States remained quite steady at 4.8%, while the economy added 227,000 jobs, in January. Both the number of unemployed persons, at 7.6 million, and the unemployment rate, at 4.8 percent, were closely aligned with the…

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Legislation seeks to make E-Verify mandatory

Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act would permanently authorize and require employers to use the E-Verify program. “E-Verify is a proven tool for employers, including myself,  that helps reduce incentives for illegal immigration and safeguards job opportunities for Americans and other legal workers. Expanding the system to every workplace will improve accountability for all businesses and…

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