Workforce Industry News for the Week of September 16

It’s time again for our weekly roundup, a way for us to keep our clients and followers well informed about important workforce news and happenings that could affect their business.

Workforce News for the week of September 16, 2013 This week in the industry… Outsourcing Vs. Insourcing: You Need Both (via InformationWeek) Reshoring is on the rise – especially in the Information Technology industry – but companies may want to consider “rightsourcing” – using a combination of both insourcing and outsourcing based on their business needs. Essentially – to those trying to reshore everything – don’t put all your eggs into one basket. Although there are some valid reasons – cost increases overseas, patriotism and the H-1B visa issue – there are plenty of reasons why keeping some business overseas is a benefit, too. Retailers Hiring Temps for the Holidays (via Staffing Industry Analysts) With the holidays right around the corner, many retailers are already beginning to ramp up temporary hiring for the holidays. Retailers like Target, Kohl’s and Party City have already announced their anticipated plans for holiday hiring this year. While Party City is hiring 20,000 for Halloween, retailers like Kohl’s and Target are anticipating and hiring for Black Friday and the Christmas season. Work Market Releases Study Showing Accelerated Growth in Demand for Freelancers Across the Untied States (via PRWeb) The study, including data through the end of August 2013, finds that the demand, spending, and wages for freelancers has risen across a wide variety of sectors and geographic locations. It also states that the five states with the highest demand for freelancers are as follows: California, Texas, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania. Industries such as technology/communication, sales/event/promotion marketing, and facilities and maintenance use more freelancers than any other field. That’s it for this week. Be sure to bookmark the Beeline blog to stay informed about the industry trends and findings. Have a great weekend!

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