Office Safety

Tips on making your Office more safe The office is a reasonably safe place, but even in the office accidents can happen. You may not even realize what common dangers there are. Here are some tips to help you avoid or correct harms your office could have. Practice Good Housekeeping: *Wipe up spills quickly, shut desk drawers completely after use, …

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Stimulus Package Provision Reduces Employee Income Taxes

The “Making Work Pay” provision of the stimulus package will reduce income tax withholding for majority of employees. The IRS has just released the changes to the income tax withholding tables used to calculate employees’ tax withholdings from their pay checks. The change comes from the $400 to $800 refundable tax credit provided under the stimulus package. This tax credit …

Written By: Jake Stratton

High Hopes Unlimited Bringing Hope to Job Seekers

I recently saw a very good article in the Broomfield Enterprise about a new group helping job seekers to better understand the job seeking process. High Hopes Unlimited opened in Broomfield to help job seekers and those recently unemployed find work threw networking and refinement of skills needed to impress new employers. High Hopes meets on alternate Saturdays at the …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Searching for work? Email Accounts May Need Changing.

Email accounts and social networking sites can and are hurting job seekers. Do you have an email account that reads bigdogjoe @…… or Coronajim@…..? If you do and you are unemployed you may want to open another free email account to place on your resume. A client that was looking to hire mentioned to me he had on person that …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Stimulus Package Affects Multiple Aspects of Employment.

 The economic stimulus package contains provisions affecting employers. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or simply stated stimulus package, will affect many aspects of employment over the next several years.  The stimulus package addresses employee benefits, taxable income, unemployment benefits and information privacy rights. Over the next several weeks, StaffScapes’ blogs will be written to explain in more …

Written By: Jake Stratton

Unemployment Claims

Jobless Claims still on the rise, exceeding expectations The US is paying benefits to nearly five million people, who do not have jobs. Unemployed workers who are receiving benefits came to an all time high reaching up to five million at the beginning of February. Jobless claims linger well above the projections of 600,000 from the Federal Reserve. Marking the …

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Wal-Mart in the News Again

Wal-Mart appears in the news again, this time in a more positive light in the New York Post. In the article “FLY ON THE WAL”, Charles Platt goes under cover to find out what Wal-Mart is doing that is keeping their growth increasing and why people continue to want to work for this behemoth. The insight and contrary opinions that …

Written By: Jake Stratton

New I-9 form DELAY

I-9 Form delayed US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) delayed the new form until April 3, 2009.  Employers are required to continue to use the Form I-9 (Rev. 06/05/07).  Comments regarding the new form can be submitted in writing until March 4, 2009 by contacting www.regulations.gov. Changes on the new form include no longer allowing expired documents and some documents will be removed and no …

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PEO services in today’s economy

 A recent blog titled “Why Companies Rely On Professional Employment” was just recently posted on a blog. Over the past few weeks I have noticed many articles written about PEO services on different blogs. As I see blogs posted to the different sites I follow I will post the better articles. Today’s article comes from Melissa Peterman Posted on January 31, 2009, to preview the …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

Illegal Immigration Still a Hot Issue

 New Bill introduced would substantially increase penalties to employers knowingly employing illegal immigrants. A Republican House Representative from NC, Rep. Sue Wilkins Myrick, has introduced a new bill increasing the penalties under the Immigration and Nationality Act.  The bill, called 10k Run for the Border Act (HR 588), would increase the fines to employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens (or …

Written By: Jake Stratton