Rise In Staffing Jobs In November

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The latest job numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that temporary employment increased 2.9 percent, seasonally adjusted, from October to November. The 52,000 temporary jobs added in November was the largest monthly gain since October 2004, according to the American Staffing Association. Despite the rise in staffing jobs, industry employment remains…

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls To 10 Percent

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WASHINGTON – The national unemployment rate fell to 10 percent in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The economy lost 11,000 jobs (in November),” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “I am encouraged by the pattern of moderated job loss; however, I will not be satisfied until there are robust…

Staffing Industry Adds Jobs In Third Quarter

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The staffing industry added nearly 130,000 jobs in the third quarter of this year, despite continued losses in overall employment in the U.S., according to the American Staffing Association. This was the first increase the staffing industry has seen in seven quarters, the ASA said. Staffing companies reported employing an average of 2.1 million temporary…

Ohio’s Unemployment Rate Keeps Rising

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The unemployment rate in Ohio continued to climb in October, reaching 10.5 percent, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. “Ohio’s labor market continued to show weakness in October,” ODJFS Director Douglas Lumpkin said. The number of unemployed workers increased from 594,000 in September to 618,000 in October, according…

Acloché Favorite Staffing Agency In Reader’s Choice Awards

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The readers of Suburban News Publication voted Acloché as one of the top employment services in central Ohio in SNP’s First Annual Reader’s Choice Awards. Voting was conducted for about 2 1/2 weeks online and through printed ballots in all 22 SNP community newspapers. Voters chose their favorites in more than 100…

Staffing Firms Seeing Uptick In Business

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – An article in the November issue of Columbus Business First magazine focused on how the ailing economy has affected staffing firms. Robin Marsh, senior vice president of Acloché HR, told the magazine that while Acloché did see a significant drop in business, things are starting to turn around. “As a staffing company,…

Magazine Ranks Ohio’s Business Climate 4th In U.S.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio was ranked No. 4 in Site Selection magazine’s annual business climate rankings, up from seventh in 2008. The Buckeye State’s jump in the rankings is a reflection of the state’s efforts to improve its business environment and create jobs for people living in the state, according to Gov. Ted Strickland’s office….

H1N1 Information

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The H1N1 flu virus, also known as “swine flu,” was first detected in humans in the U.S. in April 2009. Since then, hundreds of thousands of cases of the virus have been reported worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus is spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing…

Unemployment Rate Tops 10 Percent

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. unemployment rate climbed above 10 percent in October for the first time since April 1983. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate rose from 9.8 percent in September to 10.2 percent. The economy lost a total of 190,000 jobs. The largest losses of the month were in construction,…