Welcome to the weekly news roundup! Below are the top stories we’ve read or shared this week affecting our industry.
Monday: As part of its “Reworking Labor” series, this WSJ article introduces us to the Freelancer’s Union, which provides health insurance and advocates for contractors. The union hopes to reach one million members in the next three years. (Wall Street Journal)
Monday: What types of technology solutions does a staffing company need to be successful? Task management and social media tools are on the list, as is VMS solutions. (Staffing Robot)
Wednesday: Some experts argue that the new Affordable Care Act, requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to offer insurance, could lead to another temporary staffing boon. (Washington Post)
Wednesday: Do you work in the IT field? Good news. Almost 70% of respondents in a survey by TEKsystems say demand for IT professionals will always outpace supply. And, see the top five companies that IT pros want to work for. (SIA Daily News)
Have a great weekend, everyone!