About 100 HR and Compliance professionals attended the inaugural event on “Recruitment Strategies for OFCCP Compliance’ in Waltham, MA on September 11. The event was designed to update the attendees about the new regulations just announced by the OFCCP, as well as to engage in a broad discussion covering topics on the regulations, outreach, applicant management as well as documentation needs. Speakers included Mandi Costa, Assistant District Director, U.S. Department of Labor OFCCP office, representatives from public agencies like Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, Massachusetts Council of Diversity, and New England Center for Homeless Veterans. Also present was the recruitment business specialist from The Career Place, Massachusetts one-stop Career Center. Continue reading →
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It was a great meeting yesterday at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV), with just over 35 employers in attendance for the ‘Employer Breakfast & Discussion Regarding Hiring Veterans’ hosted by the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, and America’s Job Exchange (AJE). Continue reading →
“Pay discrimination is a real and persistent problem in the American workforce and an important policy issue. If our efforts are complemented by robust voluntary compliance by employers doing an in-depth analysis of their practices and how they apply in addressing issues, then that is going to make a real difference in people’s lives,” Pamela Coukos, senior program advisor with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently said during a March 22 OFCCP-sponsored webinar. Continue reading →
There is mixed news, yet again, on the jobs front on the heels of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) March jobs report. While the unemployment rate edged down from 7.7 percent to 7.6 percent, employers added only 88,000 jobs in March. This is anemic growth, and far below the average employment growth of 169,000 per month over the course of the past 12 months, according to the BLS. Continue reading →
As we reported recently in our blog, on February 28 of this year, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 307, which strengthens its ability to identify and remedy contractor pay practices.[i] In an effort to explain the new investigative procedures, the OFCCP will be hosting a FREE webinar on Friday, March 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT). According to the OFCCP, interested participants will learn more about the new Advisories, as well as have an opportunity to address questions about these actions. To register for the FREE webinar, visit the Office of Federal Contract Compliance website here. Continue reading →
This week America’s Job Exchange had the opportunity to serve as a Silver Sponsor for the 2013 NC/SC ILG Regional summit, held March 12 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Joining over 100 other attendees, this relaxed and informative summit provided all with an opportunity to network with their recruiting peers, discuss issues impacting the industry, as well as enjoy some down time with new friends. As a Silver Sponsor, America’s Job Exchange was immersed in all summit activities, including presenting summit attendee, Stefanie Martin, of USfalcon, with a Kindle Fire as part of our Sponsor raffle. Hope you enjoy, Stefanie! Continue reading →