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  • BLS: Staffing Employment Edges Up in October

    Staffing Job Growth Reverts to Trend. Temporary help employment edged up 0.2% from September to October, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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  • In November, hiring rates will be mixed compared with a year ago

    In November, more manufacturers will add jobs compared with the previous year, while service-sector employers will hire at a lower rate. Layoff rates will also decline in both sectors compared with November 2015.
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  • U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October

    Unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve.
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  • BLS: Staffing Employment Rises in September

    Staffing Firms Add 23,200 Jobs in September. Temporary help employment increased 0.8% from August to September, according to seasonally adjusted data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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  • In October, hiring rates will decline compared with a year ago

    In October, for the second consecutive month, job creation rates will fall in both sectors compared with the previous year. Layoff rates will also increase slightly in both the manufacturing and service sectors.
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  • U.S. economy added 156,000 jobs in September

    Unemployment rate ticks up to 5.0 percent. U.S. employment growth slowed for the third straight month in September and the jobless rate rose, which could make the Federal Reserve more cautious about raising interest rates.
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  • September's Job Report: Rate Increases to 5.0%

    September’s job report saw an increase of 156,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Job gains occurred in professional and business services and in the health care industry.
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  • BLS: Staffing Employment Flat in August

    Up 1.2% From a Year Ago, Pace Eases Temporary help employment was little changed from July to August (-0.1%), down 3,100, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 1.2% higher than in August 2015. Over the past 12 months, BLS reported, year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 2.2% per month.
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  • In September, hiring rates will take a step back compared with a year ago

    In September, job creation rates will fall in both sectors compared with a year ago. Layoff rates will vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs.
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  • US TEMP JOBS FALL BY 3,100, OVERALL JOB GROWTH SOFTENS

    Temporary help jobs edged down by 3,100 in August from the previous month, and the year-over-year growth rate for temporary jobs in the US ticked down to 1.15%, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of temporary jobs reached 2.92 million, the second-highest highest level since December.
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  • August's Job Report: Rate Remains at 4.9%

    August’s job report saw an increase of 151,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Job gains occurred in several service-providing industries. Losses continue to plague the mining industry.
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  • July's Job Report: Rate Remains at 4.9%

    July’s job report saw an increase of 255,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities. Losses continue to plague the mining industry.
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  • Robust hiring gain in June points to a resilient U.S. economy

    A burst of hiring in June provided a reassuring sign that the U.S. economy will likely withstand global weakness that may be magnified by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
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  • BLS: Staffing Employment Rises in June

    Temporary help employment edged up 0.5% from May to June, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Staffing employment was 0.6% higher than in June 2015. Over the past 12 months, year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 1.5%.
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  • In July, Hiring Rate Will Rise In Manufacturing and Fall In Services Compared with a Year Ago

    In July, job creation rates will be mixed compared with a year ago, as fewer service-sector companies plan to grow payrolls and more manufacturers will add jobs. Layoff rates will also vary, as fewer manufacturers will cut jobs and more service-sector employers will conduct layoffs.
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  • June's Job Report: Rate Rises to 4.9%

    June’s job report saw an increase of 287,000 nonfarm jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, and financial activities.
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  • Strong Hiring Expected in June, but Results Will Be Mixed Compared with a Year Ago

    In June, the rate of job creation will drop in manufacturing and rise modestly in services compared with the previous year, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM®) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE®) survey for June 2016.
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  • BLS: Staffing Employment Flat in May

    Up 0.6% From a Year Ago, Pace Slows Again “Temporary help services employment was little changed in May,” according to Erica L. Groshen, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, commenting on the jobs report released. Seasonally adjusted staffing employment was down 0.7% from April to May, but up 0.6% compared with May 2015. Year-to-year staffing job growth averaged 2.9% over the past 12 months.
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  • US job openings rise, yet employers cut back on filling them

    U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.
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  • Job openings little changed at 5.8 million in April; hires edge down to 5.1 million

    Job openings were little changed at 5.8 million on the last business day of April. Hires edged down over the month to 5.1 million and separations were little changed at 5.0 million.
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Affordable Care Act
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  • Republicans Unveil ACA Alternative

    The Congressional Republicans have introduced their proposed plan for countering the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The GOP concept appears to presume a complete repeal of the ACA, including the employer mandate and the excise tax on high-value health coverage (referred to as the Cadillac Tax). They’re also taking aim at the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent regulations related to workplace wellness.
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  • The Future of ACA

    Now that the required reporting has been completed and 1095-Cs have been distributed, we look to the future and cannot help but wonder if this particular reporting requirement will stay the same, or if it will repealed.
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  • Affordable Care Act

    New employer requirements under ACA – The Affordable Care Act – started to take effect on January 1, 2015. These requirements mandate that QPS as well as many other employers offer certain levels of health insurance coverage to a larger percent of our workforce than before.
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Safety
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  • Worker Safety: How QPS Looks Out For You

    The Associate Employees placed by QPS work in a wide variety of industries and locations outside the walls of our physical offices. Our recruiters are the bridge to matching employees up with their new position, but obviously cannot supervise those employees while working. Even though employees work with a variety of employers, as the staffing agency, we play a part in overall workplace safety. We want to be sure we are sending employees to safe job sites.
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