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Outsourcing is the Key to Growth

For the average service company, approximately 30% of all revenue goes to outside suppliers or workers.

Think about it: an average of one-third of your business execution relies on people and services outside your company. Is that such a bad thing?

Many companies strive to avoid any outside costs such as subcontractors, short-term leasing, or professional services – and instead prefer to utilize only full-time employees, own all their resources, and rely on internal knowledge. Read More…

The Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council – 2019 Annual Seminar

The Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council in partnership with the Employment Development Department presents the 2019 Annual Seminar

HR Bootcamp: Beyond the Basics

* Stacy Henderson of Terpstra Henderson
* Kerry Krueger and Jamie Bossuat of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson

Friday, September 20, 2019 Read More…

New Laws and Legal Updates for 2019- GSEAC Event

The Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council in partnership with the Employment Development Department present New Laws and Legal Updates for 2019 Read More…


FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

Quest Industries delivers artisan quality bottles on large scale

STOCKTON — Quest Industries, located near Stockton Metropolitan Airport, is making a name for itself in the beverage world. The company received the award for most innovative wine packaging at the Wines and Vines packaging conference in Yountville in August.

The company created labeling for Lodi’s Reed Vineyard using a technology it perfected called mask spray. Read More…

Governor signs farm worker overtime bill

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed AB 1066 which changes the way farm workers are paid overtime.

The new law will begin phasing in at the beginning of 2017. It will end the 10-hour work day, 60- hour work week threshold workers had to meet to be eligible for overtime pay at agricultural operations.

Under the new law, farm workers will get overtime after working eight hours a day or 40 hours in a single week. Read More…

Sports Illustrated picks Stockton Ports

Sports Illustrated picks Stockton Ports as #1 in “Ranking the 2016 Minor League Baseball Theme Nights”,

“Whether paying tribute to vegetables (Asparagus Night in Stockton – May 21, 2016) or classic American movies (Top Gun Night in Lehigh Valley), minor league theme nights have covered just about every inch of pop culture. We’ve compiled what we consider the 20 best of the 2016 season. Enjoy! Read More…

California Paid Sick Leave- What’s new in 2015


General Summary – Starting July 1, 2015, all California employers, regardless of size, are required to provide paid sick leave for any employee (part-time, full-time, exempt and non-exempt) who works in California for 30 or more days within a year.[1] The new law does not interfere with employer practices that are more generous to employees, but does contain numerous detailed parameters, which set the minimum requirements for employers. Read More…

Wages Show Signs of Picking Up as U.S. Job Market Improves

American job market shows signs of entering a new stage that will bolster households as employers fight to retain and attract workers by paying them more.

Wages for private-sector employees climbed 0.7 percent in the first quarter and were up 2.8 percent in the 12 months through March, the biggest gain in more than six years, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The agency also said the number of claims for jobless benefits declined last week to the lowest level since 2000. Read More…

Hispanics Will Account for More Than 40 Percent of the Increase in U.S. Employment

Hispanics Will Account for More Than 40 Percent of the Increase in U.S. Employment in the Next Five Years, IHS Study Says By Published: Feb 24, 2015 9:00 a.m. ET Share of job growth will rise to more than 75 percent from 2020 to 2034
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Undocumented immigrants flooding DMV offices

Starting Jan. 1, undocumented immigrants were officially able to apply for driver’s licenses in the state of California. That is resulting in a large influx of applicants streaming into DMV office across the state. More than 1 million immigrants Read More…

An Overview of New 2015 Laws

An overview of new 2015 Laws affecting California employers
By: CalChamber Employment Law Counsel

California enacted many new laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses in 2015. Some of the new laws for 2015, such as mandatory paid sick leave, make significant changes to California’s legal landscape. Other new laws make changes to different parts of existing law or may only affect employers in specified industries, such as farming. Unless specified, all new legislation goes into effect on January 1, 2015. This white paper identifies some of the noteworthy new laws from the California Legislature. For a full discussion of the new 2015 employment laws, CalChamber members can visit HR California Extra’s New Laws for 2015 page. Read More…

Warehouse, Labor Crunch


October 2, 2014


Warehouse, DC labor crunch approaching crisis levels at worst time, survey finds

ProLogistix reports tightest job market since 2007. By Mark B. Solomon Read More…

Positive Drug Tests on the Rise

Sep 23 2014 Gail Cecchettini Whaley

The percentage of American workers testing positive for drugs has increased for the first time in more than a decade, driven by increases in marijuana and amphetamine use, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics. Read More…

The Fastest Growing, Top Paying Temp Jobs in 2014

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – August 07, 2014) – What are the hottest, fastest growing and best paying temp jobs? From manufacturing and transportation, to business and healthcare services, companies all over the country are in high demand for temporary employees across various industries and job-types.

Many of these fast growing opportunities not only offer higher wages, but also substantial career growth. Due to the tight labor market and hard to fill positions, many HR departments are outsourcing temporary staffing companies like Link Staffing Services to fill these positions for them. Read More…

National Origin Discrimination in Employment

Rev. June 2014

Citizenship/Immigration Status and National Origin Discrimination in Employment

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) works to ensure that employers do not discriminate against employment-authorized individuals based on their citizenship or immigration status or based on their national origin in violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Read More…

Survey Identifies Top 10 Hardest Jobs To Fill

ManpowerGroup survey identifies top 10 hardest jobs to fill

MILWAUKEE, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world’s workforce expert, today released the company’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey results, revealing global employers continue to be plagued by talent shortages.

ManpowerGroup’s survey of more than 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories found that 36 percent of global employers are having difficulty finding candidates with the right skills to fill open positions. Read More…

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. Increased in March

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increased in March

Third consecutive monthly increase; Accelerated Growth Likely This Summer

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.8 percent in March to 100.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in February, and a 0.2 percent increase in January. Read More…

2014 New Employment Laws for California Employers

The following is a summary of new laws for 2014 that affect California employers operations and policies. Unless otherwise indicated, all new legislation went into effect on January 1, 2014. Should you have any questions about these laws, or any other employment related matters, feel free to contact Stacy Henderson at (209) 599-5003 or Read More…

December 1st, 2013 Training Requirements

New Safety Training Required by December 1

By Mel Davis, Cal/OSHA Adviser; CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

Employers should be aware of a regulatory change in California that will create a new training requirement.
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ObamaCare, Minimum-Wage Hike To Spike Calif. Low-End Labor Costs 50%

Compensation for California’s lowest-paid workers will rise as much as 50% or more per hour by 2016 due to the state’s minimum-wage hike and ObamaCare’s employer penalties.

But total wages earned by a full-time worker today making close to the minimum wage may not rise at all and may well decrease.

This one-two punch is likely to miss its mark as employers bob and weave to avoid ObamaCare fines. Instead, it may hit California’s low-wage workers with fewer hours or fewer new jobs. Read More…

Legal Watch

October 4, 2013 Legal Watch

Trends and Research

CareerBuilder: Some Employers Still Plan to Hire Temporary or Contract Employees in Q4
CareerBuilder News Release (10/03/13) Read More…

All Our Best To You. . .

Eileen Villa, Staffing Consultant, has been with Premier Staffing since 2004.
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People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling part of something larger than yourself. It has a lot to do with your understanding of the mission or objectives of your organization. Read More…
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