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Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

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

Benchmarks: Increased interest in direct sourcing

|June 22nd, 2022|

SIA’s most recent Workforce Solutions Buyers Survey provides insights on contingent workforce programs' direct sourcing spend and future plans.
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Talent platforms step up amid Ukraine war

|June 15th, 2022|

Talent platforms shifted gears as Russia invaded Ukraine, balancing both caring for talent and supporting client organizations. We take a look at what two platforms are doing.
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Wage inflation: Impact includes higher bill rates

|June 8th, 2022|

Contingent workforce programs are likely to see bill rates trending upward over the next six months, according to results of the May 2022 Pulse report from SIA.
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Ukraine remains source for IT talent despite ongoing war

|May 25th, 2022|

Ukraine’s large pool of tech workers remains a viable option despite the devastating conflict in the country, with 77% of its IT companies having already attracted new customers during the war.
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Seasonal worker shortage: US issues 35,000 more H-2B visas

|May 25th, 2022|

The US issued 35,000 more H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers as employers struggle to fill seasonal positions.
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California man allegedly embezzles $1.2 million using fake staffing firm

|May 11th, 2022|

A California man has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $1.2 million from his employer by submitting fraudulent invoices on behalf of a phony temporary staffing company.
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Going global? Find the market best for you

|May 4th, 2022|

An SIA report examines global contingent market complexity, providing insight for organizations and programs planning to expand their footprints.
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USCIS increases timeframe for extending work permits amid backlog

|May 4th, 2022|

US Citizenship and Immigration Services has tripled the automatic extension to 540 days for employment authorization and documentation for certain visa renewal applicants.
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International talent a gold mine despite challenges

|April 27th, 2022|

Talent acquisition platforms can help programs cast a wider net for much-needed resources. Be aware of the challenges before tapping this recruiting channel. This may be the time to bring your projects to the best available workers.
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Buyer jointly liable for staffing firms’ Covid sick leave violations

|April 27th, 2022|

A California poultry processor and its staffing providers are jointly liable for failure to inform thousands of temps of Covid-19 supplemental paid sick leave, the California labor commissioner says.
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