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U.S. labor costs post largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years WASHINGTON, July 31 Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30am EDT WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) – U.S. labor costs recorded their largest increase in more than 5-1/2 years in the second quarter, a sign that a long-awaited acceleration in wage growth was imminent. The Employment Cost… Read more »

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Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay   A mysterious fact that economists are wrestling with is that the percentage of women in the United States who are working or want to work has been declining, after a decades-long climb. The drop is small (and less dramatic than the decline of men in the labor… Read more »

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GPS JOBS at GPS Columbia!  Go to www.gpsjobs.net and click “Looking to Apply with GPS” TODAY for the following positions: Quality Warehouse Supervisor Material Handler Certified Forklift Operators Packing Associates Electrical Maintenance Maintenance Technician Machine Operators Welders Customer Service Medical Collections Medical Assistant Medical Admin Dispatchers Administrative Assistant Receptionist Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable  

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GPS JOBS at GPS Orangeburg!  Go to www.gpsjobs.net and click “Looking to Apply with GPS” TODAY for the following positions: Administration Part-time Administration Receptionist Shipping Clerk Receiving Laborers Machine Operators Maintenance Forklift Drivers Quality Technician Quality Manager Batchers (Walterboro area)

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GPS JOBS at GPS Charleston!  Click “Looking to Apply with GPS” TODAY for the following positions: Stocker (James Island) CNC Operators Machinist Showroom Sales/Bookkeeper Janitorial (Mount Pleasant) Forklift Operators Production Associates Sewing Machine Operators

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S.C. DOT plans study of Midlands’ interstate corridor By Chuck Crumbo ccrumbo@scbiznews.com Published July 25, 2014 The S.C. Department of Transportation plans to conduct an analysis of the Midlands’ interstate highway corridor aimed at determining what’s needed to support economic growth. The analysis will be similar in scope to studies the agency has done on… Read more »

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Midyear economic forecast: Job growth exceeds expectations By Scott Miller smiller@scbiznews.com Published July 17, 2014 The S.C. economy is outpacing the prediction University of South Carolina economists made at the beginning of the year. In the USC Moore School of Business’ annual economic forecast released at the end of 2013, economists predicted job growth of… Read more »

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Companies Dropping Birth Control Have to Alert Workers By Alex Wayne Jul 17, 2014 2:41 PM ET Closely held companies that decide to drop insurance coverage of birth control for religious reasons have 60 days to tell their employees after they end the benefits, the Obama administration said today. The Supreme Court ruled last month… Read more »

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Happy Birthday Nanci Fields & Lynda Beard!  Nanci is the VP of Finance at GPS Corporate and Lynda is the Staffing Assistant at GPS Hot Springs! Nanci and Lynda, don’t count the years…count the wishes & all the cheers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBb0LlOIB6w          Nanci Fields as Avionte’s Client Crush earlier this year!           Lynda Beard

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Is office politics destroying your career? ~ Alex Malley via LinkedIn In my view, one of life’s greatest ambitions is to remain authentic. Never underestimate the many circumstances, however, that will challenge your ability to be yourself – particularly early in your career. Navigating office politics is one of these challenges. It is a high-ranking… Read more »