Closing out 2012, Ringing in the New Year!

Now that we are moving to the new year, we can take a look at what 2012 brought the economy, workplace and people as a whole.  Here a few statistics to show the changes from 2011 to 2012 and what 2013 may bring. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the number of… Read More »

How to Prepare for an Interview

There are many different interviewing tips, strategies and opinions out there.  The most important thing to remember is to be yourself and be honest. An interview is for a company to decide if you are a fit for them, but also for you to decide if the company is a fit for you. Always research… Read More »

Seasonal Hiring to Set Record this Year

The hiring pace for this years holiday season is trending to break the record set 12 years ago in 2000.  So far in October and November of this year, retailers added 619,700 seasonal workers to their payrolls, which is a 19% increase compared to last year, according to consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas.  If businesses… Read More »

Workplace Safety Reminders

The recent news headlines regarding the deadly Bangladesh factory fire shows the extreme importance of workplace safety, specifically in industrial environments. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (, 4,609 workers were killed on the job in 2011 which equates to almost 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day. Here are just few… Read More »

BLS Data Shows Staffing Employment Up in October

Seasonally adjusted employment data was  released Friday, November 2, 2012 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that  staffing employment increased by 13,600 jobs from September to October. This is a 0.5% increase from September to October. Temporary help employment for October 2012 was 7.7% higher than in October 2011.  Over the previous 12… Read More »

Unemployment Rate Released- October 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the unemployment rate for October 2012 on Friday, November 2, 2012. The unemployment rate and number of unemployed persons remained essentially unchanged at 7.9% and 12.3 million.  The number of long term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more) was 5.0 million which also remained essentially unchanged and accounts… Read More »

WRC (Worker Risk Certification)

Working Solutions was recently awarded the prestigious WRC (Worker Risk Certification). To achieve this status we were subjected to an intensive audit of hiring, safety and operational procedures. This designation is awarded by RSC (Risk Control Services) and recognized as the standard bearer of quality risk management in the staffing industry.… Read More »