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January Jobs Report- The Good and The Bad

The downside of the report indicates fewer jobs created for the month, coming in at 151,000. This is against steady growth over the past few months coming in at above 200,000 per month. And now let’s look at the upside: First the winning growth categories for the month include; retail with 58,000 jobs, food services with 47,000 jobs and healthcare with 37,000 jobs. Manufacturing added 29,000...
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Out and About with King & Bishop

We have a number of upcoming events we are participating in during the coming weeks and we’d love to see you. First up is the 2015 Best Practices Recruiting Summit being held on October 16. This educational event put on by our friends at the Association of Employment Professionals will cover a wide range of topics including employee engagement, hiring and retaining the best talent as well a...
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Video-September Employment Situation

The September jobs data released last Friday by the BLS showed an increase of 248k new jobs created in the US economy. That is the sixth month this year where the new jobs have been created, in excess of 200k. The ADP employment report released two days prior showed an increase of 88k jobs in small business. Of that 88k, 55% was reported in very small businesses, those with 1-19 employees. In our...
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How to Find a New Job This Summer

Is the summertime a good time to search for a job or do employers back off on hiring? The summer is a great time to job search, and it may give you an edge over others who take the summer off. Also, with online application systems facilitating hiring, the hiring process is working even when the hiring managers are not. So, how do employers decide to start hiring and what are they looking for in ...
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What are the benefits of payrolling?

Payrolling can be beneficial to companies looking to work with temporary positions. With the ever growing complexities regarding health insurance, tax withholding, liability and employment law, leveraging these services to a payroll provider for temporary positions can ease the strain on your business. Below is a list of the benefits: The company is protected from liability by using a payroll s...
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3 Ways We Can Help Your Small Business

We know that some small businesses when growing, struggle with certain issues around HR. Those can be compliance with new regulations, creating a growth plan and ways to supplement your HR team. Below are some ways that King & Bishop can help your small business. 1. HR Evaluation During the evaluation our experts will speak with the owner to see what the business has for HR. From this evaluation ...
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April Jobs Numbers & Brendan King on Fox 25

Last Friday’s Jobs news is a big win with 288,000 new jobs added. This is far ahead of projections by analysts. Also it is key to see how the February and March numbers were revised up. The average number through the first four months of 2014 is 210.500.. Anything above 200k per month supports a sustainable economic recovery. For 2013 the average was around 195,000 job so it is a nice steady tre...
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HR Services for Small Businesses

When it comes to a small business, typically defined as 49 employees or under, there may be ambiguity about what their HR profile looks like. A small business may need help meeting or navigating compliance issues related to employment, benefits and technology. With the many new regulations that come with programs such as the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare”, and the Massac...
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Join King & Bishop at the Special Olympics MA Bio Ball

This spring King & Bishop will be sponsoring and participating in the 10th annual Special Olympics MA Bio-Ball Tournament. The event will take place on April 12th at Basketball City in Boston, MA. The tournament consists of the 16 participating companies each fielding a basketball team. That team is then paired with a local Special Olympics Massachusetts basketball team forming an integrated ...
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