The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced Sept. 23 the initial group of organizations given the responsibility of overseeing the development of the Trump administration’s industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAPs).
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/LxZMrWk2TKg/dol-announces-first-group-irap-apprenticeships.aspx

Maryland employers will be prohibited from requesting or relying on a job applicant’s wage history to make decisions about employment or initial pay rates, beginning Oct. 1.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/6Bg7M7e1zdQ/maryland-salary-history-ban-takes-effect-oct-1.aspx

Even as America struggles to recover from a deep economic decline and the rapid loss of tens of millions of jobs, manufacturing CEOs are still greatly concerned about training, retaining and finding the best people. That’s because, despite the new prospect of double-digit U.S. unemployment stretching into 2021, many chiefs are starved for good workers.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/MxnrwmpHOes/manufacturers-face-hiring-challenges-despite-the-pandemic.aspx

​States reported that 870,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 19. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits held at 12.6 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May. Another 11.5 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to workers previously not eligible for unemployment, although experts are now skeptical
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/F_tTH9nEp5Q/jobless-claims-sept-24-covid19-coronavirus-unemployment.aspx

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule to clarify when a worker is an employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act or an independent contractor.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/flEc6f9y4GQ/dol-independent-contractor-proposed-rule.aspx

Following racially fraught incidents, checking for evidence of racism has become a key litmus test for corporate recruiting and hiring. Companies can no longer afford the fallout of installing candidates with problematic pasts in top positions.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/rfjDH4DDO8c/conduct-careful-background-checks-racism.aspx

Alma Miranda was excited about landing a job at a company with a reputation as a great place for women to work. Her enthusiasm deflated quickly. Miranda started as an accountant at North Chicago-based pharmaceutical firm AbbVie Inc. right as the pandemic hit the U.S. last spring, and was quickly thrust into juggling her new paying job with an unpaid position as de facto teacher to her three young children. Miranda says her bosses piled on assignments and ignored her requests for a slower pace un
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/Fpke88F3pmY/pandemic-imperils-working-mothers-careers.aspx

While some recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers recommend expediting the hiring process while asking the candidate to hold off on accepting the other offer, others take a less reactive approach. All acknowledge that the situation is quite common—and becoming more so.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/pUmAJir0CQM/when-top-candidates-have-another-offer.aspx

States reported that 860,000 U.S. workers filed for new unemployment benefits during the week ending Sept. 12. The total number of workers continuing to claim unemployment benefits fell to 12.6 million last week after peaking at nearly 25 million in early May. Another 14.5 million people continue to claim unemployment under the newly created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program providing jobless benefits to workers previously not eligible for unemployment, although experts are now skeptical of that figure. New applications for unemployment benefits are still well above the pre-pandemic levels of about 200,000 claims per week.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/KTrsHoq0wPc/jobless-claims-sept-17-covid19-coronavirus-unemployment.aspx

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a proposed regulation Sept. 11 that would expand the collection of biometric data from foreign workers and their U.S. employer sponsors.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/-NwfZdlrrsM/proposed-biometrics-rule-could-lead-visa-delays.aspx