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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.
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‘Gig workforce’ nearly 30% of US workers

By |August 17th, 2016|

Contingent workers represented 29% of all US workers last year, or 44 million people, representing $792.4 billion in staffing buyer spend.
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Randstad to acquire Monster Worldwide

By |August 10th, 2016|

Global staffing provider Randstad Holding nv agreed to acquire Monster Worldwide Inc. for an enterprise value of approximately $429 million.
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Independent workforce dips, but more growth expected

By |June 8th, 2016|

Despite reported fears of misclassification tied to the use of independent workers, research still suggests growing usage among US companies.
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Uber agrees to IC class action settlements

By |April 27th, 2016|

The proposed $100 million settlement deal would keep drivers as independent contractors.
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Calif., NY buyers to see increasing bill rates upon minimum wage hikes

By |April 6th, 2016|

Over the course of several years, the minimum wages in California and New York both will rise to $15 an hour.
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Gig economy: California bill would allow workers to unionize

By |March 16th, 2016|

California legislation introduced last week would give workers in the gig economy the right to collectively bargain for benefits and wages.
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Contractor cited by OSHA for unsafe working conditions

By |February 10th, 2016|

Contractor, staffing provider cited by OSHA; both responsible for temp worker safety.
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Major US MSP provider acquired by UK firm

By |December 9th, 2015|

Bartech Holding Corp., a Michigan-based staffing and MSP provider, has been acquired by UK-based Impellam Group plc for an initial payment of $120 million.

Bartech’s MSP currently manages more than $3 billion in spend for clients worldwide and ranks eighth among MSPs taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 VMS and MSP Competitive Landscape study based on 2014 spend. […]

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Temp safety roundup: OSHA cites two buyers, staffing providers, for serious temp injuries

By |November 18th, 2015|

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited two separate companies and their respective staffing suppliers after unrelated accidents in which temps suffered amputations.

MoorCo Inc. Temple, Texas-based MooreCo Inc., a furniture manufacturer, was cited for three repeated and six serious violations and placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. In two separate […]

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Enhancing temp safety: OSHA, trade group release video on staffing clients’ role

By |November 11th, 2015|

The American Staffing Association and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a safety video addressing the role of staffing buyers in ensuring temporary worker safety.

The video features Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels and ASA General Counsel Stephen Dwyer.

“Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees,” Michaels said. “Temporary […]

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