Complying With the USDOL 7% Disability Hiring Rule: Resource Roundup

Jul 16, 2014 | Staffing, Employment of People with Disabilities

It’s been more than three months since the United States Department of Labor’s Final Rule to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 took effect, requiring government contractors to take steps to ensure that 7% of their employees are individuals with disabilities. The regulations, overseen by…

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Types of Staffing: Agencies Offer More than Temporary Placements

Jul 10, 2014 | Staffing

What services do staffing companies offer? Your first thought is likely temporary employees who work on a short-term basis. And while staffing firms do offer short-term temps, most offer a variety of services that can meet an employer’s various hiring needs. Let’s take a look at the three major…

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Security Officers Help Summer Events Run Smoothly

Jul 2, 2014 | Security

The first day of summer has passed, but in the Pacific Northwest, the Fourth of July feels like the official kickoff. And with warmer temperatures come some of our favorite events of the year – like music festivals, county fairs, parades, picnics, street fairs, and races – that bring large groups…

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Private Label Foods With a Purpose

Jun 30, 2014 | Packaging

If you’re like most Americans, your grocery cart contains a number of private label food items. Many private label products are indistinguishable from name brands in packaging and are similar or superior in taste and quality, but considerably more affordable. A recent survey by Market Force of…

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DePaul Security Officers Advocate for the Village Support Network

Jun 26, 2014 | Security

As Robbie and Tina Shank and their daughter moved from the Goose Hollow Family Shelter into their own apartment in early 2013, they had a team supporting them. Volunteers from a local congregation helped them furnish their new home, assisted with school registration and provided a variety of other…

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Elevating Impact Summit: Celebrating Social Innovation in Portland

Jun 23, 2014 | Social Enterprise

We had a great time at Friday’s Elevating Impact Summit, hosted by the Impact Entrepreneurs at Portland State University. Many fellow Portland B Corps were in attendance at the Gerding Theater at the Armory, including Sustainable Harvest, the recipient of the Impact Entrepreneurship Award! The day…

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Oregon Employers Having Trouble Filling Open Positions

Jun 19, 2014 | Staffing

A recent survey conducted by the Oregon Employment Department indicates that businesses are having trouble hiring for many vacant positions, as Oregon employers reported that almost half of their job vacancies in 2013 were “difficult to fill.” A few points of interest from the report include: »  A…

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Are You Keeping Up With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)?

Jun 12, 2014 | Packaging, Security

The CDC estimates that 1 in 6 Americans become sick from foodborne illnesses every year. Reducing this number is a public health priority, and one of the goals of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA is a far-reaching piece of legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA…

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Report: People With Disabilities “Continue to be Left Out of the Economy’s Job Growth”

Jun 6, 2014 | Employment of People with Disabilities

The May jobs report released this morning was guardedly positive, with non-farm payrolls adding 217,000 jobs and unemployment remaining roughly flat. But the employment market is very different for people with disabilities, and this fact was underlined by a new report from the Kessler Foundation …

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5 Heat Safety Tips for the Workplace this Summer

May 28, 2014 | Staffing

After a harsh winter in many parts of the country, Americans are looking forward to rising temperatures this summer. But hot weather can be hazardous for employees, whether they’re working outside in jobs like farming or construction or in a hot indoor environment, such as a food processing…

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