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Target to Close All Stores in Canada
Human resources and labor law experts say Target Canada’s $70 million severance package for the approximately 17,600 employees the retailer is about to lay off is “unprecedented."

SOTU: Obama Doubles Down on Immigration Executive Actions
President Barack Obama chided Congress on “refighting past battles on immigration when we’ve got a system to fix,” during his State of the Union address.

Employers Changing Interview Strategies as Hiring Market Shifts
Employers are changing how they interview job candidates as they place as much, or more, emphasis on personality as technical skills.

New Legislation Focuses on High-Skilled Immigrants
Congressional Republicans have introduced three bills to bring more high-skilled immigrants to the United States after criticizing President Barack Obama’s executive actions announced in late 2014 for largely focusing on undocumented workers.

2015: Succession Planning Will Be Crucial
Companies need formal succession plans to be competitive in 2015, says Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte.

2015: Talent Acquisition Will Be Redesigned
Building a strong relationship with hiring managers and a strong candidate pool through brand and candidate experience will be two of the most important factors in recruiting this year.

2015: HR to Re-Examine the Work Environment
Companies will be pushed to help overwhelmed employees this year, according to Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte.

U.S. Migration Patterns Show Positive Economic Outlook
Seven U.S. states experienced a shift in their migration status in 2014, according to the latest Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns study.

Use Innovative Tech to Enhance Engagement with Global Staff
More than 80 percent of employers rely heavily on e-mail communications with overseas staff, according to the Santa Fe Group’s 2014 Global Mobility Survey.

Survey: Many Organizations Unprepared for Aging Workforce
Few U.S.-based employers are making a concerted effort to change their strategies in order to recruit and retain older workers, even as many employees in their workforces approach and reach retirement age, according to a survey the Society for Human Resource Management conducted with 1,913 U.S.-based employers.

Business Visas No Longer Available on Arrival in Vietnam
Vietnam’s new immigration law requires all business travelers and those intending to work in Vietnam to obtain a business visa in advance from the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in their home country.

Job Openings on the Rise, Highest Level Since 2001
Job opportunities for U.S. workers are improving, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

DHS Considering Cross-Border Trusted Employer Program with Canada
The Department of Homeland Security quietly posted on its website Jan. 8, 2015, that it is considering a pilot program “to expedite or otherwise facilitate legitimate cross-border business travel along the Northern border ports of entry.”

Personal E-Verify Service Debuts in 16 States
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  announced the expansion of the myE-Verify “one-stop shop for employees” service in 16 additional states.

Unemployment Falls to 5.6 Percent, Lowest Rate Since 2008
The U.S. economy added 252,000 jobs in December 2014, and unemployment fell from 5.8 percent to 5.6 percent, ending a strong year for job growth, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Global Mobility Increasingly Tied to Strategic Talent Management
Organizations report that their global mobility programs are critical to supporting new business growth, improving financial performance, and enhancing employee engagement, succession planning and talent management.

DOL Clarifies Procedures for H-2B Wage Requests
The Department of Labor issued clarifying guidance for those H-2B employers with pending prevailing wage requests and recently received wage determinations in response to confusion about the process after a court nullified rules that allowed employers to use privately funded surveys to determine prevailing wages.

Fewer State Immigration Laws Passed in 2014
State legislatures enacted 288 immigration laws and resolutions in 2014, 13 percent of which focused on employment, according to a report released by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Sourcing, Quality-of-Hire Top Talent Priorities in 2015
Sourcing highly skilled talent and improving quality of hire are the highest priorities for recruiting leaders worldwide, according to LinkedIn’s latest recruitment trends report.

2015 Hiring Forecast Strong, Survey Finds
Over one-third of employers expect to add full-time, permanent staff in 2015, the best hiring outlook since 2006, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast.

The ‘Mommy Dead End’?
There’s the “mommy track”—which refers to the diminishing opportunities afforded working women after becoming mothers. And then there’s the plight of those trying to re-enter the workforce after staying home to care for children—which might well be called the “mommy (or daddy) dead end.”

2014 U.S. Job Cuts Lowest Since 1997
Employers announced 483,171 job cuts in 2014, a 5 percent decline from the final 2013 total and the lowest annual total since 1997.

The HR Take on Job Creation in 2014
By most accounts, 2014 went down as a successful year for job creation. Problems do remain— millions are still out of work, others are underemployed and middle-class jobs are shrinking—but purely from a numbers standpoint, the labor market grew at a solid pace.

Hire More Heroes Act Excludes Veterans from Obamacare’s Employee Count
The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill excluding veterans from the count of how many employees an employer has for purposes of the employer mandate and penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Social Media Recruiting Has Similar Risks as Word of Mouth
Just as word-of-mouth recruiting can lead to discrimination claims if it is the sole method of recruiting used in a nondiverse workforce, recruitment performed solely through social media could lead to potential discrimination issues.

Communication, Critical Thinking Skills Give Job Seekers Edge
Being articulate and able to think critically gives an advantage to applicants with the requisite education and experience, reseach confrims.

Year-End Hiring Closes Positively
Job creation rates for this month are expected to increase in the manufacturing and service sectors compared with December 2013, according to the latest Leading Indicators of National Employment survey results, released Dec. 4 by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Will U.S. Job Market Improvements Continue Into 2015?
We are in the midst of a stretch of job growth not seen since the 1930s, according to federal data. Yet millions of people remain out of work. What will the labor market look like in 2015?


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