Traditionally, the day AFTER Thanksgiving is the official kickoff for holiday shopping. This year, the announcement by several retailers like Kmart, Target, Walmart, Macy’s and Kohl’s to be open during Thanksgiving Day to begin the holiday shopping season has caused ripples of shock all over the country and has created the controversy over working on a day deemed sacred for family time.
The nation is divided on the topic of morality of such a bold retail step. Should people be staying home enjoying their family or rush out in a panic so as to not miss out on those must-have deals? Continue reading →
Actionable Tips to Meet New Record Keeping and Metrics Mandates by the OFCCP
The Federal Register has updated two new rules very recently. One governs regulations for hiring protected veterans (VEVRAA), and another governs the regulations for hiring candidates with disabilities, namely Section 503 of The Rehabilitation Act. Both rules go in effect March 24, 2014. These regulations have raised the bar for record keeping and heightened the enforcement of current regulations. These regulations are fairly complex and the requirements are not completely black and white. Naturally, federal contractors and sub contractors have many unanswered questions. Recently, on October 3, 2013, AJE President Rathin Sinha along with Julia Mendez of Poplefluent , conducted a webcast in an effort to make these new regulations and the intricacies of record keeping and analysis more lucid and accessible. Continue reading →
Hiring a diverse workforce in the competitive world of today goes beyond legal compliance and good faith efforts. The ethnic make-up of America is changing at an increasingly fast rate. In the global work environment of today, a company staffed with a diverse workforce gives an organization that certain edge. Diversity is here to stay. Continue reading →
About 200 employers, from Google to AT&T to MetLife, have signed an AARP pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers, and vowing to consider applicants 50 and older. What are the perks of hiring maturity? 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 →