|November 8, 2011|
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Command Center, Inc., a national provider of on-demand and temporary staffing solutions, announced revenue of $7.36 million for the four-week reporting period of October 2011, an increase of 21% on revenue of $6.06 million recorded in October 2010. There were 53 company-owned stores in October, as compared with 50 stores one year ago.
Fremont College, an innovative professional college, is proposing a new solution for its graduates to enter the 21st-century workforce: pre-negotiate with potential employers to hire the graduates and customize the college curriculum specific to the employers’ needs. “It is such a simple idea,” explains Dr. Sabrina Kay, Chancellor of Fremont College. “If our students are trained, experienced and proven to be valuable to a particular employer while attending Fremont College, why wouldn’t they be hired when they graduate?” Dr. Kay, whose doctoral work was in work-based learning leadership at Wharton, is quite confident and she convinced the six CEOs of top e-tailers and brick-and-mortar businesses, with cumulative revenue of over $8 billion, to partner with Fremont College to prepare for their companies’ human capital and growth.
HighRoads, the industry leader in employer health care compliance and benefits management, launched its online Compliance Assessment Tool, a free high-level analysis of how a company is performing in critical communication practices required by ERISA, HIPAA, FMLA and other regulatory bodies. In just minutes, an HR professional can answer the assessment questionnaire and get a score and informative recommendations in areas that need improvement.
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CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index - San Francisco Shows Hiring Gain, Major Losses in Louisville, Memphis and Milwaukee, States New CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index
New Department of Labor Grants Offer Training and Certification Opportunities for American Workforce
Training grants from the U.S. Department of Labor are creating new opportunities for American workers to build skills, attain professional credentials, and fill job openings in a job market that is calling for greater specialization.
“Professional certification is the natural next step after completion of a structured training program”
In early October, the Department of Labor announced $159 million in H-1B Technical Skills Training grants to 36 job training and placement programs throughout the country. The program aims to increase access to training and certification for Americans in occupations where specialized skills are needed and demand is highest. (read more)
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