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U.S. small businesses boost hiring in January: NFIB WASHINGTON A ”Now Hiring” sign hangs on the door to the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts Reuters/Brian Snyder U.S. small businesses stepped up hiring in January after taking a pause in December and many continued to point to difficulty finding qualified workers, a… Read more »

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Fed’s Mester prefers a bit quicker U.S. rate-hike pace http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-mester-idUSKBN0UH0QO20160104 Markets | Sun Jan 3, 2016 10:36pm EST SAN FRANCISCO | By Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir Reuters/Lucas Jackson One of the Federal Reserve’s hawkish officials said on Sunday that while she prefers a slightly more aggressive approach, she is not opposed to her colleagues’… Read more »

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Wage pressures coming? U.S. companies start to sound the alarm NEW YORK | By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK Early indications of wage pressures in pockets of corporate America have begun emerging in recent weeks, suggesting labor costs could be a bigger headwind for U.S. companies in 2016. Over the course of the latest corporate earnings… Read more »

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Telecommuting – employees enter the sharing economy? Blog Labor & Employment Law Perspectives Foley & Lardner LLP USA November 16 2015 As onrushing technological changes continue to disrupt our society, the concepts of how we work and, more particularly, where we work, are not immune from that disruption. Forbes Magazine reports that 11 percent (8,000 employees)… Read more »

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Mixed Hiring Results Expected in November Compared With a Year Ago   In November, a net of roughly two-fifths of manufacturers and service-sector companies will add jobs during the month, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for November 2015. Hiring rates will be mixed in… Read more »

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Forecast: Strong Perm and Seasonal Hiring Ahead By John Zappe    October 8, 2015     ERE Job growth may have slowed in August and September, and staffing’s outlook is less robust than it has been, but CareerBuilder says this fourth quarter could see some of the strongest hiring since 2006. Its quarterly hiring forecast says 34 percent… Read more »

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GPS Contributions of Temporary, Contract Employees to South Carolina Economy             GPS is joining staffing firms from across the nation in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 28–Oct. 4. Established by the American Staffing Association, this commemorative week honors the millions of temporary and contract employees working for U.S. staffing… Read more »

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GPS Interview Day at Hampton American Legion Hut Thursday, October 8, 2015 11am – 3pm American Legion Hut ~ Post 108 302 Hoover Street South Hampton, SC 29924-2702   GPS is currently recruiting highly motivated, ready to work candidates for the following positions in or near Hampton County: Machine Operators Sanders Finishers Forklift Operators Pick Packers Warehouse Shipping Clerks  … Read more »

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JOB FAIR TODAY ~ Greenwood Mall 10am-3pm!   Laura Garland, Team Leader/Staffing Specialist (above) and Debbie St. Mark, Client Relations are representing GPS at the Upper Savannah Job Fair at Greenwood Mall today from 10am-3pm. Candidates please remember:    Looking to Apply with GPS? Go to www.gpsjobs.net Click “Looking to Apply with GPS” Create username, password and upload resume in… Read more »