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  • The latest iPad is up to $80 off at Target and Amazon
    by Cameron Faulkner on December 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Both Amazon and Target have knocked down the price of the latest iPad. Amazon’s $40 off promo was appealing last this week, though the deals have gotten better. The 32GB model is now going for $249 — $80 off of its original price. That’s how much you’ll pay at either Amazon or Target. If you’re looking for the 128GB model, Target has a deal worth checking out. Instead of Best Buy’s $379 (not a bad deal by itself,) you can get this model for $349 at Target. This price point matches what we saw during Black Friday, so if you missed the chance to buy one a few weeks ago, this is probably your last chance to take advantage of this deal. But should it go back up $20 or $40 as the week goes on, that’s still a nice price for this tablet, which... Continue reading […]

  • Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, acquires Campus Vacations for $7M
    by Steve O'Hear on December 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, has acquired Campus Vacations, a provider of “unforgettable” travel experiences to students across North America. The thinking behind the acquisition is to increase Verve’s market share and competitive positioning in the North America and Canada markets. Specifically, Verse says it will provide the company with an entrance into the ski […]

  • Google Maps’ new For You tab of personalized recommendations launches on iOS
    by Chaim Gartenberg on December 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Google launched its personalized For You section of recommendations in Google Maps on Android back in June, and today, it announced a big expansion for the feature: it’s launching for the first time on iOS in over 40 countries and expanding to over 130 new countries on Android. The For You section was first shown off at Google I/O earlier this year, promising a personalized feed of updates and news from the places and stores you already like as well as recommendations for new things to try, whether you’re in your local neighborhood or looking for a restaurant when you’re on vacation. Users can also follow specific stores and restaurants to make sure they’re always in the loop. It’s sort of like a Maps-specific social network for anyone... Continue reading […]

  • The LSAT is going digital exclusively on Microsoft Surface Go tablets
    by Shannon Liao on December 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Whether you’re applying to law school, are a lawyer, or just have a great love for the show Suits, it might interest you to know that the LSAT is going digital next year and the chosen tablets are Microsoft’s Surface Go. The organization behind the LSAT, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), says it went through hundreds of tablets to choose the winner. Some well known devices just didn’t have enough going for them. Apple’s iPads were too pricey and their proprietary ecosystem made it difficult to modify, while cheaper Chromebooks were not of high enough quality. The LSAT organization is buying an undisclosed number of Surface Go tablets “You just can’t have a test that is this important and end up with something that isn’t really... Continue reading […]

  • The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree
    by Robbie Gonzalez on December 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don't have to. […]

Staffing News

  • ASA Files Comments on NLRB Proposed Joint Employer Rules
    by Nick Montgomery on December 5, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Sorry, the content you’ve selected is for members only. Maybe it’s time to join! Or if you’re already a member, please log in. Join today to get access to all of ASA’s legal information and resources for members. The ASA legal team works hard to keep members informed about the laws and regulations that impact their... The post ASA Files Comments on NLRB Proposed Joint Employer Rules appeared first on American Staffing Association. […]

  • Americans Upbeat About Employment After Midterm Elections
    by Nick Montgomery on November 29, 2018 at 11:20 am

    More than half of U.S. adults (56%) agree that the results of the 2018 midterm elections will have a positive impact on employment during the next two years, according to the results of a new American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online by The Harris Poll. The same majority of Americans think that the... The post Americans Upbeat About Employment After Midterm Elections appeared first on American Staffing Association. […]

  • Staffing Employment Holds Strong in November
    by Nick Montgomery on November 27, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    ASA Staffing Index Monthly Report, November 2018 Staffing employment for the week of Nov. 11–18 was relatively unchanged (-0.1%), holding at a rounded value of 103 for the fifth consecutive week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. It is the first time since 2014 that the index reading has been this high for the 46th... The post Staffing Employment Holds Strong in November appeared first on American Staffing Association. […]

  • Should Staffing Firms Drop Their Minimum Value Health Plans?
    by Nick Montgomery on November 27, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Staffing firm clients have increasingly adopted policies limiting the length of assignment of staffing firm workers as way to protect against the kind of "retro-benefits" claims faced by Microsoft. Some client policies appear to be based on the erroneous belief that, after working for a certain period of time, staffing firm employees are automatically eligible for coverage under the client's benefits plans. To help dispel some of the common misperceptions, ASA has developed an issue paper that discusses the basic principles of law that apply to employee benefit plans and the steps clients can take to avoid retro-benefits exposure. The post Should Staffing Firms Drop Their Minimum Value Health Plans? appeared first on American Staffing Association. […]

  • Texas Appeals Court Strikes Down Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
    by Nick Montgomery on November 19, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Sorry, the content you’ve selected is for members only. Maybe it’s time to join! Or if you’re already a member, please log in. Join today to get access to all of ASA’s legal information and resources for members. The ASA legal team works hard to keep members informed about the laws and regulations that impact their... The post Texas Appeals Court Strikes Down Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance appeared first on American Staffing Association. […]