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Craig Johnson

About Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is senior managing editor of Staffing Industry Review and Staffing Industry Analysts Daily News.
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Amid low unemployment, Census begins contingent recruiting for 2020

By |October 10th, 2018|

The US unemployment rate is its lowest level in decades and staffing firms report hiring difficulties, but the US government moves ahead with a massive recruiting project.
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Gig economy weighs in at $3.7 trillion

By |October 10th, 2018|

The size of the global gig economy was estimated at $3.7 trillion in 2017, SIA President Barry Asin told attendees of the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference in a keynote speech last week.
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CWS Summit brings data to the intersection of talent and technology

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Today is the final day for SIA’s CWS Summit conference in Dallas, where more than 1,100 CW managers, suppliers and others came to discuss the latest trends within the ecosystem, such as direct sourcing. Up next: Collaboration in the Gig Economy.
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SIA’s Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms list announced

By |October 3rd, 2018|

To be successful, contingent workforce programs must have at their back high-quality suppliers. One way to measure a staffing firm is by its growth trajectory. The 2018 list of Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms comprises 94 companies that have posted solid growth over a five-year period.
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Uber drivers must arbitrate misclassification claims

By |September 26th, 2018|

Rejecting class-action status, court rules Uber drivers claiming independent contractor misclassification must go through individual arbitration.
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California targets retailers for trucker misclassification

By |September 26th, 2018|

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making retailers in California jointly liable for labor law violations if they hire port trucking companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or commit other violations.
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NLRB publishes proposed joint-employment standard

By |September 19th, 2018|

The National Labor Relations Board moved last week to tighten its joint-employer standard. The new rule would mean fewer businesses would be considered joint employers.
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Gig workers’ rights: Debate on across the pond

By |September 12th, 2018|

A UK politician said that the Labour Party will give gig economy workers the same rights as traditional employees should it win the next general election.
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Crowdsourcing firm CEO faces criminal indictment

By |August 29th, 2018|

The CEO of crowdsourcing firm Springleap, a so-called “TaskRabbit for research,” faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of felony larceny charges for misleading investors.
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H-1B roundup: Cisco citation, denials increase

By |August 22nd, 2018|

A Silicon Valley company faces a federal probe over its use of visa holders, and a nonpartisan think tank says the denial rates for H-1B visas have increased.
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