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Indictment Arrives for Hepatitis C Suspect

New Hampshire Public Radio (11/28/12) Todd Bookman

David Kwiatkowski, the former temporary medical technician at the center of a hepatitis C outbreak, has been indicted by a grand jury on 14 federal charges. Prior to working in New Hampshire, Kwiatkowski worked in seven other states as a temporary medical technician. He was arrested in July for stealing syringes filled with pain medication, which he would inject into himself and then reuse on patients. Kwiatkowski denies the charges.

Employment Firm Sues Nancy Todd Over Contract to Provide Workers to Gather Signatures

Associated Press (11/29/12)

According to a lawsuit filed this month by PeopleSource of Arkansas LLC, Nancy Todd’s Poker Palace owes almost $30,000 to the employment firm that sourced signature-gatherers for her failed ballot measure to legalize casinos.

Chicago PMI Inches Into Expansion Territory

MarketWatch (11/30/12)

The Chicago Purchasing Managers’ Index report slightly accelerated in November, increasing to 50.4 from 49.9 in October. The index came in just a shade below the 50.5 MarketWatch-compiled economist consensus. Production and employment accelerated, but new orders slumped 5.3 points to 45.3. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.

Obama’s Cliff Offer Spurned

Wall Street Journal (11/29/12) Janet Hook; Damian Paletta; Carol E. Lee

President Obama has issued a proposal for avoiding the fiscal cliff that offers a starting point for negotiations, and while Republicans have called the plan a step backward, they have yet to offer up a plan. Obama’s proposal would give Congress new powers to increase the federal debt limit, calls for $50 billion in infrastructure spending next year, and would raise $1.6 trillion over 10 years by ending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and changing the tax code to limit tax breaks to those households. It also calls for an extension of the payroll-tax cut and unemployment benefits.

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Are You an Industry Expert? Prove It.

Can you offer solutions for the challenges that staffing firms face today? The American Staffing Association is now looking for staffing industry professionals to share their experience and expertise through published articles and presentations. ASA is also looking for professionals in business, work force, workplace management, and other disciplines pertinent to the staffing industry.

As a presenter for ASA, you will have the opportunity to reach out to staffing industry professionals and build lasting connections.

The deadline to submit a Staffing World® 2013 workshop proposal is Dec. 10.

Proposals for ASAPro Webinars or articles for ASA publications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Earlier submissions are given priority.

Do you know of a staffing professional in your company who would be a perfect presenter for ASA? Asking your internal staff to submit a proposal helps show them how important they are as an employee and resource in your company.

For more information and to download submission guidelines, visit