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Shed Gender Preferences when Hiring Veterans

November 26, 2014

Gender Preferences when Hiring Veterans

At DCR Workforce, we’re encouraged by the number of companies who are demonstrating a true commitment to hiring veterans. LinkedIn just went all out, helping veterans import their profiles onto the Veterans Administration Employment Center website, which offers access to a million job postings in the public and private sectors. LinkedIn also gives veterans aRead full story…

What does the Immigration Reform Executive Decision Mean to the American Workplace?

November 25, 2014

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“… we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger—we were strangers once, too.” Last Thursday will probably prove to be a red letter day in the history of America with far-reaching consequences. In a short 15 minute address, the President exercised his Executive Decision power to make radical changesRead full story…

Temporary Worker Misclassification Cases Proliferate Unchecked

November 24, 2014

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This morning, one news station was reporting on the rise in freelancers. In the piece, the reporter interviewed a young entrepreneur whose previous employer went bust. He formed his own company, bringing all former co-workers onboard as “freelancers”. As he talked further about the new company’s operating model, he clearly described a situation in whichRead full story…

The Way Ahead on New FLSA regulations

November 21, 2014

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The negative reaction faced by the Democrats in the recent mid-term elections throws the fate of many existing and proposed regulations into question. Amongst them, proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations now hang in the balance. The 75 year old FLSA was previously revised in 1983. Further revisions must be consideredRead full story…

Trends in the American Manufacturing Industry

November 20, 2014

American Manufacturing Industry

The October Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) registered 59 percent, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from September’s reading of 56.6 percent; clearly indicating the continued expansion in manufacturing. The New Orders Index increased for the 17th month in a row, going up to 65.8%, and an increase of 5.8 points from September’s 60%. 16 outRead full story…