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CAI’s 2007 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update from May 23-24 in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 2, 2007

CAI’s Annual Employment and Labor Law Update provides a one-stop opportunity for employers to stay updated on state and federal employment laws. Experienced attorneys with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., experts in North Carolina and federal labor and employment law, lead this two-day conference and provide essential information on the latest legal updates and recent court decisions affecting personnel policies and practices. Over 300 participants attended the 2006 conference including human resource executives, professionals and practitioners.

Highlights include special presentations from Alfred Robinson, the former acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, and Marie Hejl, attorney and host of “Cooking with Marie”.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Alfred Robinson served as the acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the United States Department of Labor. The WHD administers and enforces the welfare and protects the rights of the nation’s workers. These laws include the minimum wage, overtime, child labor and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Robinson will present on wage and hour issues and proposed changes to FMLA rules.

Marie Hejl is an employment attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Austin, Texas and a talented chef. Ms. Hejl is the star of the “Cooking with Marie” show airing on television stations from Maine to California. Her presentation at the conference, “A Recipe for Litigation Prevention”, outlines various HR litigation prevention tactics during a live onstage cooking lesson.

Expert presenters provide other important updates:

The New E-Discovery Rules–E-Dilemnas for Employers: How to Manage Electronic Information
Dealing with Disabilities: Who is Protected Under ADA and What to Do About It.
New Employment Issues in a Wired World
North Carolina Law Updates
Employee Benefits Update (Pension Protection, 401k, Deferred Compensation)
Immigration Update: What Every Employer Needs to Know
Organized Labor Under the New Congress–Are You Ready?
Wage and Hour and FMLA Update
Retaliation Claims: New Risks for Employers

The conference format provides the opportunity for interaction between attendees and attorneys to address specific employer issues.

“The conference covers all aspects of Labor and Employment Law with in-depth information on North Carolina and federal laws affecting employers. This is an important opportunity to understand the latest updates and developments to remain compliant. We will cover information including Immigration, ADA, New E-Discovery Rules, Wage and Hour Laws and many other topics. Participants also have the unique opportunity to ask the attorneys specific legal questions that pertain to their workplace,” says Matt Keen, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

“The Annual Employment and Labor Law Update is one of the most highly anticipated events CAI provides, over 300 human resources and management professionals attended last year. You are sure to learn thought-provoking content to create a good environment for employees and the latest labor and employment laws to stay compliant,” says Bruce Clarke, President and CEO, CAI.

The Annual Employment and Labor Law Update is scheduled from 9am-4pm, May 23-24, 2007 in Raleigh, NC at the NCSU McKimmon Center. The conference includes continental breakfast, lunch, and break refreshments. This event qualifies for 10.25 general HRCI credits.

For more information, visit: http://www.capital.org/129

About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 24 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. The firm has three offices in North Carolina. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U.S.

About CAI

CAI is a non-profit employers’ association serving the greater Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, and 65 eastern counties of North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI provides over 1,200 member companies with executive, management and human resources information and services, including day-to-day telephone guidance, advice and training.

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National Call-In Day to End Child Labor in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) April 1, 2010

Today the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) asked Americans to call their members of Congress and ask that they support the Childrens Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Bill: H.R. 3564). The Bill aims to equalize the child labor laws to ensure that all children are protected, and would require safer working environments for those adolescents employed.

As we celebrate the National Farmworker Awareness Week and Cesar E. Chavez Day, please take a moment to think of how the food got to your table, asked Norma Flores, Program Director for AFOPs Children in the Fields Campaign. There are an estimated 400,000 children harvesting the foods that you eat, and, despite popular belief, most are American children. All children, regardless of how they look or how they speak, are precious and deserve to be protected.

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), which was established to stop the use of child labor in the U.S. mandates workers be a minimum of 16 years of age in all non-agricultural industries, yet it allows children to legally perform farm work at age 12 for an unlimited number of hours outside of school. Children performing agricultural work deemed by law as hazardous can be as young as 16, while hazardous work in other every other industry is strictly reserved for adults.

The CARE Bill also has provisions to increase enforcement of child labor laws. While FLSA regulations require children to be at least 12 years old, AFOP has seen children as young as six years old harvesting blueberries, a nine-year-old picking peaches, and groups of children playing in the fields among heavy machinery, covered in pesticides due to a lack of labor enforcement resources.

We need to continue the struggle workers rights advocate Cesar Chavez began in defending Americas farmworkers, said David Strauss, Executive Director of AFOP. Join the national call-in day and urge your congressman to support legislation that will protect these children.

Currently, 77 members of the House of Representatives have sponsored the CARE Bill, but additional sponsors are needed to pass this important piece of legislation.

About the Children in the Fields Campaign:

The Children in the Fields Campaign is a project of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP). The campaign strives to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworker children by advocating for enhanced educational opportunities and the elimination of discriminatory federal child labor laws in agriculture. AFOP is the national federation of non-profit and public agencies that provide job training and services for Americas farmworkers.

Contact:

Ayrianne Parks

AFOPs Children in the Fields Campaign Raises Awareness of Child Labor in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) June 13, 2010

Today on World Day Against Child Labor, about 400,000 children in the United States will be working in the fields. Although the United States was one of the first signers of the International Labor Organizations Convention 182, current U.S. law still continues to allow children to work long hours in hazardous jobs.

The International Labor Rights Forum issued a report on June 3rd, stating that the United States has failed to comply with the International Labor Organizations Convention 182 reached at the Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention in 1999. Article three of this Convention defines the types of labor dangerous to children including: work with dangerous machinery, with hazardous substances, temperatures or noise levels damaging to minors hearing. The definition for what constitutes hazardous working conditions for a minor has not been updated for more than 30 years.

If the United States is to be a leader in promoting labor rights and decent work globally, we must ensure our own compliance with important international conventions like ILO Convention 182. It is critical that the U.S. government improve our own laws and enforcement to end the exploitation of child workers within our borders. Bama Athreya, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum.

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Children in the Fields Campaign is working to close the 70-year-old loophole that allows children to work at such young ages. Children who work in agriculture receive less protection than minors in any other industry.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the legal age to perform most farm work is only 12 if a parent accompanies the working child. Children who are 12 or older can work unlimited hours in the fields before or after school hours. U.S. law also allows children working in agriculture to perform hazardous work at 16 other workers must wait until they are adults.

In honor of World Day Against Child Labor and to increase awareness of this inequity, the Children in the Fields Campaign launched its social media campaign today, said Norma Flores, Program Director for AFOPs Children in the Fields Campaign. Our goal is to further educate the public and lawmakers on this disparity in the Fair Labor Standards Act, and advocate for the equal protection of all children.

The new social media campaign will utilize multimedia, testimonials of farmworker children and related news through Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

To join the campaigns efforts to protect the health and safety of child workers across the United States, please follow the Children in the Fields Campaign on Twitter (twitter.com/cifcampaign), Facebook (causes.com/cif) and YouTube (youtube.com/ChildrenintheFields).

About the Children in the Fields Campaign:

The Children in the Fields Campaign is a project of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP). The campaign strives to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworker children by advocating for enhanced educational opportunities and the elimination of discriminatory federal child labor laws in agriculture. AFOP is the national federation of non-profit and public agencies that provide job training and services for Americas farmworkers.

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Department of Labor Raises the Bar


Washington, D.C. (Vocus) June 18, 2010

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) commended the U.S. Department of Labors announcement yesterday to raise the penalties for employers who illegally employ children.

”Protecting our youngest workers is one of this department’s top priorities. Beginning today, employers who hire children too young to work will face stiffer penalties,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. ”Work is not child’s play. When children do work, that work must be age appropriate, safe and positive, and, it must not interfere with their schooling.”

While the new increase is focused on toughening the fines for violations in all areas of labor, it will also raise the penalty for agricultural employers found in violation of the laws specific to their industry to a minimum of $ 8,000. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 is the law used to regulate child labor in the U.S. The FLSA establishes a minimum age of 16 for all non-agricultural industries, but an exemption in the law allows children to legally perform farm work at the age of 12 for an unlimited number of hours outside of school. Children performing agricultural work deemed to be particularly hazardous can also be as young as 16, while hazardous work in every other industries is strictly reserved for adults.

The inequity in the FLSA is disturbing, but we commend the Secretary of Labor for taking this step forward to discourage the exploitation of child laborers in the U.S, said David Strauss, Executive Director of the AFOP. More steps need to be taken by all branches of our government to ensure that all children in every industry are protected equally.

Currently, legislation has been introduced by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to end the discrepancy in the FLSA. The Childrens Act for Responsible Employment (CARE Act: H.R. 3564), is aimed at equalizing the child labor laws to ensure all children are protected, and would require safer working environments for those adolescents employed.

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is the national federation of nonprofit and public agencies that provide training and employment services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. For additional comment or interview, please contact Ayrianne Parks at (202) 828-6006 x140 or Parks(at)AFOP(dot)org.

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Document Scanning Project Electronically Archives 80 Years Of Department Of Labor History


El Paso, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2010

DATAMARK, Inc., in partnership with an 8A federal contractor, was contracted by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DoL) to scan an estimated 2.5 million pages of paper records into digital image files for long term storage and retrieval.

The transformation from paper to electronic format supports retrieval by anyone who seeks access– including use in current legal interpretations, policy determinations, and legislative and program analyses–limited solely as required by applicable law.

Files requiring document scanning services included: manuals, maps, newspaper clippings, blueprints, interoffice memos, regulatory documents, faxes and forms. Documents were composed of various page sizes, paper weights, paper colors, and ink colors. Many documents were written in pencil or printed on thermal facsimile paper and onionskin, which made them difficult to scan using conventional scanners.

The files, some dating back to the 1930s, were extremely fragile and had to be handled with special care, said Ana Moreno, DATAMARK Project Manager. Despite the challenging scanning requirements, we were able to use several different types of high-speed and flatbed scanners to successfully capture archival-quality images, while keeping the original documents intact.

DATAMARK personnel prepared the paper records for conversion by removing pages from Acco-type fasteners, removed paper clips and staples, unfolded, oriented all pages up-right/read-right, and taped any tears to prevent damage from conversion equipment.

After the document scanning was completed, the images were encrypted and securely delivered to the Department of Labor through the DATAMARK online viewing system and by DVD.

Many files contained personally identifiable information and had to be protected utilizing security controls as defined by federal regulations and DoL policy. DATAMARK met the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1984 and complied with all NARA, FISMA, OMB, NIST and DoL security regulations. DATAMARK employed security controls to safeguard the data in accordance with applicable federal laws, directives, policies, regulations, standards, guidance, and established service level agreements.

Due to the nature of the information contained in the records, and to provide rapid accessibility by WHD employees to the records being converted, DATAMARK developed a tracking system that monitored the specific files logged in and out of WHD control. The tracking system included the ability to identify where the file and associated data was within the conversion process, identified all personnel performing services on the file, and provided confirmation that all processing phases had been completed.

DATAMARK maintained a minimum copying and indexing accuracy level of 99% per field quality based on a project average and was able to turnaround 60,000 documents per week. The entire project took one year to complete.

About Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

WHD, currently within the Employment Standards Administration, was established on June 25, 1938, by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The agency enforces federal labor laws on minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, child labor, special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts.

About DATAMARK, Inc.

For over 20 years, DATAMARK, Inc. has been providing business process outsourcing solutions in the areas of document scanning and management, customer care, and Finance & Accounting to companies in the Freight & Transportation, Banking & Financial, Insurance, Manufacturing, Promotional Marketing & Fulfillment, Healthcare, and Government sectors. Based in the United States, DATAMARK manages a global workforce of over 2,000 employees to help companies reduce operating costs while improving productivity, flexibility, quality, and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit http://www.DATAMARK.net or call 1-800-477-1944.

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Agribusiness Successfully Lobbies to Delay Child Labor Updates


Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2011

Yesterday, the Department of Labor sent notice that it would be extending the comment period and further delaying its proposal to update child labor regulations. The postponement will be announced in the Federal Register on Monday. The DOL released the proposal in August to update child labor regulations, which have not been updated in almost 40 years. Comments were set to be due November 1, 2011, 60 days after the proposal was introduced by the DOL, the standard time allotted for such changes. As a result of lobbying efforts by the Farm Bureau and other agribusiness groups, 78 Members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis pressuring the DOL to further postpone these important updates.

As farmworker advocates, we are opposed to additional delays that may lead to further deaths and the maiming of children working in agriculture, said Norma Flores L

Steve Ipsen, Candidate for Los Angeles District Attorney 2012, Secures Key Union Endorsement and Set to Appear Before the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2012

Steve Ipsen is the founder and eight term past president of the largest prosecutors union in the United States – The Association of Deputy District Attorneys. He has secured a key endorsement from American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1083. The executive board and members of AFSCME Local 1083, LA County Supervising Child Support Officers, voted Saturday, January 7th to support and endorse Steve Ipsens efforts in becoming elected to the position of Los Angeles County District Attorney. AFSCME Local 1083 represents Supervising Child Support Officers within the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department.

AFSCME 1083 will join the The Association of Deputy District Attorneys to request that the LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO consider him for their endorsement. Janet Redic-King, AFSCME Local 1083 Chief Steward, commented on Steve Ipsens plan to focus limited jail resources on violent and dangerous criminals by using an alternate sentencing mechanism for nonviolent and youthful offenders called Reform First. Ipsens Reform First approach is designed to stop prison overcrowding and reform the broken criminal justice system in Los Angeles County. Nonviolent offenders will be offered a chance to perform community service or gainful employment while remaining crime free for at least one year in order to avoid a criminal record. “We need someone who is willing to work both sides of the criminal spectrum. Mr. Ipsen seems to embrace a way to help young people who are disadvantaged and fall into a criminal element assimilate back into society,” said Redic-King. The unemployable class of citizens we are creating is the problem and leading to more crime, stated Ipsen.

Steve Ipsen adds the AFCSME 1083 endorsement to his growing list of endorsements. Victims rights leaders from the largest victims organizations in Southern California have endorsed Steve Ipsen and include: Marcella Leach, co-founder of Justice for Homicide Victims; Patricia Wenskunas, founder of Crime Survivors and Orange County Crime Stoppers; Lawanda Hawkins, founder of Justice for Murdered Children; Shari Martin, Antelope Valley Chapter Leader of Parents of Murdered Children and Saul Zavala, Hispanic Chapter Leader of Justice for Murdered Children.

A veteran prosecutor, Steve Ipsen has prosecuted numerous and complex and violent cases including: murder, rape, child molestation, robbery, kidnapping, carjacking and terrorist threats. In 2008, Steve co-authored the Victims’ Bill of Rights, known as Marsy’s Law. This act amended California’s Constitution and became the most powerful guarantee of rights for victims anywhere in the United States. As ballot signator for Jessica’s Law, Steve campaigned with Jessica’s father to protect children from sexually violent predators. He has dedicated 25 years as a public servant to protect the citizens of Los Angeles.

For more information, please visit http://www.SteveIpsen.com

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Amherst, MA, and New York, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2012

At a special session today of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, President Obama announced several new Administration policies to fight human trafficking. One of these, an Executive Order Strengthening Protections in Federal Contracts, ensures that goods purchased by the U.S. Government-the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world-are not tainted by trafficking via exploitative labor recruitment practices at any point in the production and supply chain. The Executive Order will apply to all federal contractors and subcontractors-both in the US and worldwide-and provides federal agencies with additional tools to foster compliance. This Order makes use of the key elements of the Verit

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Resigns


Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

The White House confirmed U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis is resigning. Solis offered her letter of resignation to President Obama today.

In a written statement, Solis shared:

Over the Christmas and New Year holidays with my family in California, I enjoyed my first opportunity in years to reflect on the past and my future, with an open mind and an open heart. After much discussion with family and close friends, I have decided to begin a new future, and return to the people and places I love and that have inspired and shaped my life.

Secretary Solis, a Mexican-American, is the first Latina to serve as the head of a federal agency. Ever since her Senate confirmation, Secretary Solis has made it clear all workers have a right to be paid for the work they do and to expect safe working environments. Particularly notable of her time as U.S. Secretary of Labor is the approach the Department of Labor has taken toward our nations migrant and seasonal farmworkers and the organizations that provide them with services. In just her second public appearance after her confirmation, the Secretary attended the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Presidents reception in March 2009, marking the first time a Secretary of Labor had addressed an audience at an AFOP event.

As Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis has led the agency to greater enforcement of U.S. labor laws and protections, said Daniel Sheehan, executive director at AFOP. She made farmworkers a priority in everything she did, resulting in more resources and opportunities to assist the workers who help put food on our countys dinner tables.

Secretary Soliss attendance at the AFOP function was just the beginning of many firsts for the farmworker advocacy community. Months after enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Secretary and her staff worked diligently to distribute the ARRA funds effectively. Her departments Training and Employment Guidance Letters for the grants mentioned farmworkers in particular, noting funds could be awarded directly to states and non-profits. This is a significant detail, as farmworkers who are laid off are generally not considered to be dislocated workers, with the exception of agricultural laborers in California. The shift to include laid-off farmworkers as dislocated workers allows for the possibility of future funding opportunities to serve those in need. PathStone Corporation was one of the recipients of this funding.

In September 2009, the Secretary also moderated a panel discussion with farmworker children. With an audience of approximately 200, this marked the first time the Department of Labor had showcased the issue of child labor in U.S. agricultural fields. The following year, Secretary Solis met with Children in the Fields Campaign youth council members who were in Washington, D.C. attending the Bert Corona Leadership Institute. The farmworker youth who met with the Secretary left the nations capital inspired to help make the changes they want to see in their communities. Then in August 2011, the Department of Labor took a historic step in proposing the first updates in more than 40 years to the hazardous orders for children employed in agriculture. The proposed rules were strongly opposed by the agribusiness community, with the Republic Report noting in one article that National Milk Producers Federation, just one segment of the farm lobby, spent $ 130,502 lobbying Congress against the child safety rules in the first three months of 2012. In April of 2012, the Obama Administration withdrew the rules to protect child farmworkers.

It was an admirable effort to better protect the hundreds of thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworker children laboring in Americas agriculture industry, said Norma Flores Lopez, director of the Children in the Fields Campaign at AFOP. The fact that these rules were even proposed is a testament to the dedication of Secretary Solis. Were hopeful that her steps, which helped bring greater awareness to the plight of these children, will help with future efforts.

Secretary Solis also visited AFOP member HELP-New Mexico in August of 2009 to observe a Proyecto Sol training aimed at providing information to migrant and seasonal farmworkers about the dangers of heat stress and other heat-related illnesses. AFOP Health & Safety Programs created and administers this heat stress prevention curriculum with funding from the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through a Susan B. Harwood Training Grant. Using this curriculum, trainers provide free training to farmworkers and their employers on how to prevent heat-related illness or death. During the event, she commended the training efforts, saying The work that you all are doing, the training that you are going through, and the assistance we are able to give, as small as it might be, to me, these are the shining stars. These are the shining moments when I feel that government is doing its bestthat its really touching peoples lives and thats what Im about.

The Secretary also took other opportunities to highlight farmworkers in the United States. In May 2010, she spent a full day with farmworkers in Immokalee Florida and visited the Immokalee Techinical Center, a sub-grantee of the Florida Department of Educations Adult Migrant Programs, the National Farmworker Jobs Program provider in that state. Then in August of that year, she held a press conference to announce the awards for the National Farmworker Jobs Program in California, yet another first for the AFOP community. In July 2012, Secretary Solis once again visited an NFJP grantee, observing Center for Employment Training in San Jose, California to view federal job-training investments at work. The Department of Labor under the Secretary saw 1.7 million people complete federally funded job training programs across the country, including the thousands of migrant and seasonal farmworkers served by AFOP members through the National Farmworker Jobs Program.

During her term as U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis has continued to make farmworkers, some of the most vulnerable workers in America, a priority, said Jes

Bright Employment Report: The Labor Market Gained 177,000 Net Jobs in May 2013


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

Employment increased by 177,000 net jobs from May to June 2013 according to the May 2013 Bright Employment Report, which is produced by Bright Media Corporation and Bright.com. The report is derived from one of the nations largest aggregations of job postings and resumes. This data is supplemented with government, financial, real estate, and other data sources, in order to measure changes in nonfarm private employment through a novel method utilizing inter-temporal substitution, regression, and labor supply.

Two other reports issued by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Automatic Data Inc. (ADP) also include monthly estimates of net jobs created. For their monthly Current Population Survey (CPS; household survey), which derives their net non-farm jobs created estimate, BLS collects data each month from the payroll records of a sample of approximately 145,000 nonagricultural business establishments. ADP also uses payroll data, however their estimate focuses on the payrolls of private businesses in their system. Thus, these three metrics from Bright, BLS, and ADP each examine unique aspects of the labor market.

This months estimate of 177,000 net jobs created comes on the heels of last months report by the BLS indicating that 165,000 jobs were created in April, compared to 171,000 estimated by Bright. Rather than slipping further, job creation appears to have recovered nearer the levels seen around the beginning of the 2013.

About Bright.com

Bright was founded in 2011, and has raised over $ 10 million in financing from Silicon Valley institutional and angel investors. A first in the market, Bright is not just an innovation in online job search; its mission is to move the labor markets faster.

Bright spent 18 months developing the Bright Score, an algorithm that instantaneously scores and sorts candidates for any given job position based on the candidate’s education, experiences, skills, and network connections. The Bright Score eliminates the lengthy and expensive task of finding the right fit between an open position and a qualified candidate. Now, job seekers may apply to jobs where they have the best chance of attracting the attention of hiring managers. Recruiters can locate the most qualified candidates within seconds, reducing the time spent searching for top prospects and sifting through applicants by up to 90%.

In order to accomplish this, our data science team analyzes the hiring trends of every company and industry in every city in the United States, and delivers the most up-to-date, specific, and comprehensive analysis of the employment market. For more information about Bright, visit our websites at Bright.com and Bright.com/labs