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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is an associate editor for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

Your downstream impact: Emerging job roles, CARES Act usage and the supplier habitat

|July 29th, 2020|

The July 2020 Pulse Survey Report queried staffing providers about in-demand job titles, emerging new job titles and their use of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’s small business loans.

Senate releases $1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal

|July 29th, 2020|

The legislation includes liability protection for businesses, reductions in unemployment subsidies, additional funding for Paycheck Protection Program loans and more.

US Chamber, national business groups file lawsuit over H-1B and other visa suspensions

|July 29th, 2020|

The US Chamber of Commerce, the National Retail Federation and others last week sued the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department over the recent executive order suspending the entry of visa holders.

Health screening required when returning to the office; some tools

|July 22nd, 2020|

Companies are preparing for the return to the office, and many workers not only appear on board, but are prepared to comply with mandatory testing. An SIA editor takes a look at a few products in the market.
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IC roundup: Massachusetts, California file misclassification lawsuits

|July 15th, 2020|

Massachusetts adds to Uber and Lyft’s independent contractor misclassification legal battles, while California’s labor commissioner files a similar lawsuit against a carwash service app.
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D&I: Real progress or just talk?

|July 1st, 2020|

Amid Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement, employees and candidates are evaluating company policies and responses. Focus on driving real change or lose talent.
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Trump visa suspension likely to deflate buyer usage; offshore to gain?

|June 24th, 2020|

The Trump administration’s halt on certain work visas will create obstacles for IT and engineering staffing firms to fill buyer needs. Insiders suggest it will lead to an increase in offshoring.
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An educated buyer means a better CW program: Read SIA’s Pulse report

|June 24th, 2020|

Educating yourself on the experiences of your talent providers helps you contribute to the bottom line by preparing you for program challenges and making you a better partner.
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PPP rules get revision: More time, flexibility to repay

|June 10th, 2020|

Bipartisan legislation eases rules for small business owners who receive loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. As joint employers, buyers should know how their staffing firms are affected.
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WFH to remain a trend one year after pandemic subsides

|June 10th, 2020|

Remote working rates post-Covid-19 will likely remain well above pre-pandemic levels, according to a survey of HR execs by The Conference Board.
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