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Managing Large Contingent Workforces: 3 strategies for attracting more talent without increasing labor cost

As the national labor shortage continues to put pressure on employers to meet production demands, many organizations are considering wage increases as one way to achieve required staffing levels.  As strategic advisors to more than 2,000 production-focused businesses, the first question many executives ask us is, “If we increase our pay rate to X, do …

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How to Avoid IRS Tax Scams

Tax Season is here and so is the increase in scammers pretending to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents or representatives. Thousands of people have been targeted and far too many have become victims of personal identity theft. Quite often, scammers use sophisticated telephone, email and in-person tactics to impersonate the IRS to steal their targets’ …

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Meet Jackie and Anthony from our FIT Staffing Team

Last month Jackie Fallon and Anthony Ciak from Marathon’s IT placement division, FIT Staffing, shared how they make the job search process easier for job seekers. Read more about FIT Staffing here: https://businesswest.com/blog/fit-staffing-goes-well-beyond-the-resume-to-make-matches/. Written by: Naomi Raices Marketing Coordinator nraices@marathonstaffing.com   Share Post Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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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