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Giving Thanks to our Team Members

Our Simpsonville, SC office welcomed team members, and clients to an Appreciation Thanksgiving Dinner. The office offered a traditional spread of turkey, dressings, rice, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and tea for their guests. During this event, they had someone stop in only for directions. While the branch manager was assisting her …

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Marathon Staffing Partner Richard Miles Nominated as CNN ‘Hero of the Year’

Richard spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.  Now, through his non-profit Miles of Freedom, he is on a mission to help formerly incarcerated individuals transition back into society and stay out of prison. After his release, Richard’s fight was far from over. Two and a half years after his exoneration, …

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Unemployment Hits 50-year Low

Looking for talent?  You’re far from alone!  According to the Board of Labor and Statistics, 1969 was the last time the unemployment rate has been this low.  How low, exactly? Just 3.5% in September. 136,000 new positions were added in September, despite significant signs of an impending economic slowdown. Reports reveal that low unemployment and …

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Soft Skills

Today’s job interviews no longer consist of meeting with company management, reviewing your resume, and sitting through a series of questions. These days, smart companies are getting  creative. Although hard skills are still evaluated during the hiring process, soft skills are keenly evaluated, too. NEWS FLASH: Companies have figured out that traditional resumes and interviews …

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Workplace Safety Update: Oxy being phased out for Ohio workers with chronic pain

Workplace Safety Update: Oxy being phased out for Ohio workers with chronic pain

The misuse and over-prescribing of opioids has played a major role in fueling the opioid crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 80% of people who began using heroin started after being prescribed and misusing prescribed pain pills. The workers compensation bureau began phasing out reimbursements for Oxycontin and its traditional generic Oxycodone on June 1 …

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How will the proposed DOL salary level test affect your organization?

How will the proposed DOL salary level test affect your organization?

Because of proposed changes by the Department of Labor, it’s time to reassess any employees you’ve classified as exempt. The new changes will affect an estimated 1M+ exempt employees who will become eligible for overtime pay. Are you ready for the new salary-level test that goes into effect in January 2020? The final regulations should …

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