Strong U.S. Hiring Means a Stronger Climate for Jobs

(DGIwire) – Despite recent lurches in the stock market, the overall jobs outlook in the United States remained strong at the end of 2018, according to The New York Times. A report released by the U.S. Labor Department showed one of the strongest months of job gains in the last decade, with employers adding 312,000 […]

Bay State Booming: Massachusetts Public Companies Grow Headcount

(DGIwire) – It’s a good time to be operating a business headquartered in the Bay State. More than two-thirds of the 188 public companies based in Massachusetts grew their total headcount in 2016, according to Boston Business Journal. Year-end filings for that year indicate that overall, public companies based in the state—which account for about […]

As HR Functions Evolve, Outsourcing Gains Favor

(DGIwire) – Human resources departments are in a state of flux. According to The Wall Street Journal, some business executives have come to feel that the traditional HR department has assumed so many responsibilities that it can stifle an organization’s innovation and bog it down with inefficient policies and processes. Other companies are striving to […]

As Fashion Industry Evolves, So Does Its Workforce

(DGIwire) – Fashion is one of many industries in the midst of a seismic shift. As the customer base evolves, styles are sure to change—but the need for fresh workers in the industry is likely to stay strong. According to the 2015 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, conducted by the United States Fashion Industry Association, […]

Independent Contractors Gain Ground, Forcing Employers to Be Cautious

  (DGIwire) Is this the beginning of the end for independent contractors? A flurry of legal battles over the issue of what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor dominated headlines throughout 2015, and none is bigger than the FedEx case. On June 12, 2015, as reported on TruckingInfo.com, FedEx Ground announced that it had […]

The “Permanence” of Seasonal Workers

(DGIwire)  Whether it’s summer event promotions or temporary holiday work, many contingent workers look forward to seasonal jobs because they can make a significant income in a matter of weeks. This is especially attractive to college students home for breaks, people who are retired and want to boost their income, or anyone undergoing a change […]

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