They share any information that’s available concerning our business or things that might affect our business. And I think they also are very effective in helping you understand why you need to look at things differently if you’re not looking at them the right way.
- Tanya Henry, Executive Director, Milwaukee Careers Cooperative


We are constantly on the alert for all the latest industry news, legislative updates, trends and more that could possibly impact your staffing business. Our president and CEO, Julie Ann Blazei, also shares her insights on the staffing industry in her message (link below). And when we don’t see information about a topic we feel is critical for you to know, we create it ourselves to share in our monthly email.

Press Room

Why it’s important to get involved in the American Staffing Association (ASA) 


It’s critical for a staffing company owner to keep up with legislative changes at local, state and federal levels. Changes to the law can have a huge impact on your profitability, and may even change the way you conduct your staffing business. That’s why we post legislative updates to our Tricom website, Facebook page and Twitter feed as soon as we hear about them. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a voice in those legislative decisions before they are voted into law? 


By Julie Ann Blazei
President /CEO at Tricom Funding
With credit markets still tight, it can be overwhelming to compare the available funding options for staffing agency owners. How do you know if you’re getting a good value? How can you compare apples to apples when looking at different types of funding? What questions should you be asking to ensure your interests are covered? 



Legislative Updates

On August 15, 2011 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced E-Verify Self Check is now available in a Spanish-Language version and now accessible to residents in 16 additional states. E-Verify Self Check is a voluntary, fast, free and secure online service that allows U.S. workers to check their employment eligibility and/or data inaccuracies. Now available in 21 states and USCIS will continue to evaluate and improve the Self Check service, which intends to expand nationwide by spring 2012.

from the Sierra Sun Times:

The U.S. Department of Labor has notified the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the California Employment Development Department that California is now a credit reduction state as a result of its outstanding loan balances. Per the IRS website:
Effective in January 2012, the combined employee payroll tax rate for New Jersey employees is reduced to .00705 from .00985 in 2011.  This means a savings of $87 per worker.  This equals approximately $190 million in direct tax relief to New Jersey employees.

FUTA Credit Reduction Update: