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Montage Acquires Video Interview Competitor

GreenJobInterview, an early entrant in the video interview arena, is being acquired by Montage, one of its two leading competitors. No financial details were disclosed in this morning’s announcement, which also included news that Montage had closed an $8 million funding round…

Nearly 500,000 New Jobs Added This Year

Employers continued to add nonfarm jobs at a rapid pace in February, increasing payrolls by 235,000 during the month, blowing past predictions of a more modest increase. Adding to economists’ surprise, the U.S. Labor Department’s monthly employment report also showed…

Expedited H-1B Program Suspension Announced

Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will halt its expedited H-1B visa processing is raising concerns that businesses dependent on foreign talent could be impacted. “This suspension is not good for American businesses by any means,” immigration…

Private Sector Adds 246,000 Jobs In January

Private sector hiring surged in January, with employers adding 246,000 new jobs, significantly above the 170,000 economists were predicting. It’s the strongest start to a new year in more than a decade and hints that the government’s more complete employment…

The Bots and Apps Are Taking Over!

Academia is getting into HR tech development. Two professors and an administrator at Temple University business school have come up with DevelapMe, a performance management app. Not to be confused with Develop.Me, which is a performance management app for churches,…

DOL Sues to Get Google Comp Info

Google is being sued by the U.S. Department of Labor for allegedly failing to turnover documents relating to compensation of employees at its Silicon Valley headquarters. The suit announced today charges that Google provided a September 1,  2015 “compensation snapshot,”…

U.S. Agencies Get New Rules About Disabilities

In the U.S., the government is out with new rules related to hiring people with disabilities, guidance that currently applies only to government agencies, not the private sector. The rules, among other things, require each federal agency to try to have…