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October 1, 2014


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Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow for California Staffing Firms—Wage and Hour Issues
Still Need Staffing Industry Salary Data? ASA Staffing Industry Compensation Survey Extended
Staffing World® Is This Month—Are You Ready?

Washington State Minimum Wage Will Increase 1.59% to $9.47 Per Hour in 2015
Ohio’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $8.10 Per Hour in 2015
New Jersey Minimum Wage Rising 13 Cents Next Year
New York Mayor Signs Executive Order Raising Living Wage
Plaid Enterprises in Decatur, GA, Cited for Exposing Permanent and Temporary Workers to Amputation, Electrical, and Other Safety Hazards
Texas Court Enforces Noncompete Even Though Employee Did Not Physically Sign the Agreement
Kentucky Decision Requiring Arbitration Shows a Little Language Makes a Big Difference

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Special Report: Staffing Still Soaring
Hiring Rates Expected to Reach Four-Year Highs for October
Where the Jobs Are: The New Blue Collar


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ADP: U.S. Private Businesses Add 213,000 Jobs in September
Wall Street Journal (10/01/14) Kathleen Madigan

U.S. private employers added 213,000 jobs in September, according to Automatic Data Processing and Moody’s Analytics. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast gains of 209,000. Private payrolls have grown by 200,000 or more each of the last six months.

Manufacturing hiring was especially robust in September. Manufacturers added 35,000 jobs, the most since May 2010. Service-sector jobs rose by 155,000 in August, and construction jobs rose by 20,000.

Online Labor Demand Falls 137,200 in September
Conference Board News Release (10/01/14)

Online advertised vacancies declined 137,200 to 5.07 million in September, according to the Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series. The August supply and demand rate stands at 1.84 unemployed for each advertised vacancy with a total of 4.4 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was 9.6 million in August.

“The September loss offsets most of August’s gain, resulting in only modest overall growth for 2014,” says Gad Levanon, director of macroeconomics and labor markets at the Conference Board. “Following a strong second quarter, the third quarter has ended basically flat.”


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Free ASA Webinar Tomorrow for California Staffing Firms—Wage and Hour Issues

If your staffing firm does business in California, don’t miss tomorrow’s ASA webinar “California Wage and Hour Actions Against Staffing Firms,” 5–6 p.m. Eastern time (2–3 p.m. Pacific time). Legal expert Richard Simmons, Esq., of Sheppard Mullin will discuss the most pressing wage and hour issues faced by staffing firms that do business in California.

This ASA webinar is free for ASA members and nonmembers. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net.
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Still Need Staffing Industry Salary Data? ASA Staffing Industry Compensation Survey Extended

The ASA Staffing Industry Compensation Survey provides the only comprehensive review of salaries and compensation in the staffing industry. This survey collects information on salaries, variable pay, and benefits for 29 positions specific to the staffing industry.

Survey participants have access to custom online reports now and for the next six months. If you still want to participate to get this year’s salary and benefits data, contact Cynthia Poole, ASA research director, at 703-248-2048 or cpoole@americanstaffing.net. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net.
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Staffing World® Is This Month—Are You Ready?

Staffing World is the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Each year, thousands of industry executives, professionals, leaders, and innovators convene for this must-attend event. This year’s event takes place Oct. 13–15 in metro Washington, DC—less than two weeks from now.

To get ready for your visit, download the free Staffing World 2014 mobile app, a must-have tool for your smartphone or tablet. The app features live and convenient access to session descriptions, speaker bios, direct access to Facebook and Twitter, and much more. Use the app planner to build your own itinerary and make appointments with exhibitors.

The free Staffing World 2014 app is available in the App Store, for the iPhone and iPad, and in the Android Market. To learn more about Staffing World and to register, visit staffingworld.net. ASA members save on registration, so join today.
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