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Feb 3, 2017 | Staffing

The winter of 2016-2017 will be one for the record books for many areas of the western United States. And it's not over yet. Our Portland, Salem, Eugene and Boise locations have been impacted by multiple snow and/or ice storms the past few months, and Oregon got another round of freezing rain this…

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DePaul Industries' 2016 Impact

Jan 31, 2017 | Employment of People with Disabilities

At DePaul Industries, we aim to be the top choice and provide great service to customers of our staffing, security and consumer products divisions. But we also have a social mission: to help people with disabilities to have the opportunity to work. 2016 was a big year for us, and our impact for…

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4 Reasons You Should Have a Staffing Agency on Speed Dial in 2017

Jan 30, 2017 | Staffing

It's hard to believe, but we're already nearly a month into the new year. Read on for some reasons why having a staffing agency on speed dial will help you succeed in 2017. 1. Have more flexibility. There’s a lot of uncertainty about what 2017 will bring for employers, from how the national and…

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DePaul Industries' Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Dec 28, 2016 | Staffing

2016 has been quite a year. Some of the major happenings at DePaul Industries included the launch of our new website, our President & CEO Travis Pearson being named one of the Portland Business Journal's 40 Under 40, and significant growth for our knife assembly contract. Throughout the year…

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3 Employment Stories You Need to Follow in 2017

Dec 15, 2016 | Staffing

The beginning of a new year is an exciting time full of opportunity for employers. And while 2017 will offer plenty of new employment and HR trends, three major stories will carry over from 2016. Stay informed about the latest news on these three topics in order to position your business to be…

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4 Workplace Safety Topics to Address This Fall

Oct 18, 2016 | Staffing

Fall is in full swing - leaves are falling, temperatures are getting chilly and kids are well into the school year and thinking about Halloween. Fall is full of fun activities and events, but it also brings some additional safety concerns at work. Addressing the four fall workplace safety topics…

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What Do Security Officers Do?

Oct 6, 2016 | Security

You probably see security officers (or security guards, as they're often called) in many different places, from patrolling shopping malls to managing access to office buildings to monitoring security scanners at the courthouse. But have you taken the time to think about what this important job …

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4 Ways to Recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2016

Sep 30, 2016 | Employment of People with Disabilities

October may bring to mind visions of falling leaves, pumpkin patches, apple cider and Halloween. But October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of American workers with disabilities. NDEAM has been recognized in one…

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2016 FLSA Overtime Rule Changes: 3 Resources You Need to Read

Sep 27, 2016 | Staffing

Are you familiar with the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime final rule, which takes effect on December 1, 2016? If not, it’s time to brush up on the new requirements and how they may impact your business. In short, the changes will raise the salary threshold for overtime exemption to $…

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The Soft Skills You Should Be Looking for in Entry-Level Employees

Aug 24, 2016 | Staffing

If you work in HR or operations, you know how difficult it can be to hire employees in today’s competitive job market. When hiring for positions that require specific education, experience and hard skills, it's easier to identify unqualified or underqualified candidates. But entry-level employees…

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