Industry News for the Week of May 27

Although it was a shorter week due to the Memorial Day holiday, we’ve still got time to bring you our weekly roundup! The Beeline Weekly Roundup is a way for us to keep clients and followers well informed about important industry information and happenings that could affect their business.

This week in the industry… Number of Temporary Workers Surges in Sacramento (via The Sacramento Bee) Temporary workers seem to be playing a big role with lowering unemployment rates in the Sacramento region. Temp agencies have seen a jump of about 50% in their placements around the area, with no other local industry seeing faster job growth. Note These Legal Issues Before Hiring Freelancers (via Mashable) Many small businesses and digital startups are relying on contract and freelance work, but Beeline feels like the same can be said about Fortune 500s as well. It’s important to note the tips compiled in this article to keep businesses out of any IRS trouble and legality issues when hiring freelancers and contractors. The Financial Impact of the ACA on Contingent Workforce Programs (The Staffing Stream/SIA) When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect in 2014, there will be many changes in the US healthcare system, and some of these changes could dramatically effect employers and citizens alike. SIA breaks down the four largest components and how they work with and against contingent workforce programs. That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings.

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