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UNIFORCE Employee Recognition Award: Marcelo Rodriguez

Posted on Mar 27, 2023

Employee Background:  The Administrative Support division of UNIFORCE Staffing Solutions is pleased to announce Marcelo Rodriguez as our latest Employee Recognition Program Honorable Mention.  Marcelo came to UNIFORCE in April of 2022 and has worked with glowing reviews since that time.  Previously, Marcelo worked as a Quality Assurance Assistant for a natural foods division of the Nestle Corporation.  He also spent time as a QA Technician performing testing procedures according to GMP for another large food products company.  Marcelo has brought with him his relevant experience in the areas of supply chain, distribution, quality control, and quality assurance.

Success Story:  Marcelo is currently working on a long-term assignment in southern California as a Quality Assurance Assistant for an international company that manufactures large office technology equipment.  In his role, he is responsible for the inspection of products and accessories.   Our client clearly values Marcelo as an essential member as he consistently provides key system controls at the company’s largest distribution service center.  Marcelo has the ability to inspect a variety of products in an efficient client delivery timeframe.  He also addresses the technical needs of high profile clients with a variety of quality control needs.  The UNIFORCE team appreciates a positive and long standing professional relationship with Marcelo, and we wish him many more years of success in his career!!

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Employers Consider Re-hiring Retirees who may ‘Unretire’ due to the higher costs of living.

Posted on Mar 22, 2023

After the global pandemic, many older employees began to leave the workforce and retire due to the uncertain job market and healthcare environment. Now that inflation is at decade high levels and the cost-of-living has risen, retirees are now considering to “unretire” and return to the workforce.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the number of people ages 65 and older working or seeking employment has increased by 144 percent in the past 20 years. The DOL predicts labor participation among older workers to grow over the next 10 years.

When older workers retire, companies potentially lose a wide array of employer attributes. Knowledge management becomes a challenge since employee skill sets transition out of the workforce and company culture. Additionally, generational work habit differences create a potential gap in productivity and employee morale.

Companies have options when it comes to rehiring a retiree. They can either bring them back internally or consider a third party payroll solution. Utilizing an employment agency that offers third party payroll solutions in multiple states provides a company with the flexibility to bring back retirees without the burden of adding to its own W-2 payroll. Instead, the employment agency on boards and re-hires the retiree while providing the legal employer of record (W-2) relationship. At the same time, the retiree can reap the benefits of drawing retirement or pension benefits because the retiree does not, in fact, work for the former company (that he or she retired from) any more.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conducted an interesting interview with Laurel McDowell, a leader in Mature Worker Programs, about companies bringing back retirees.