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On January 1, 2020, recreational marijuana became legal in Illinois. Specifically, adults over the age of 21 are allowed to purchase, possess and consume up to 30 grams of cannabis or related products (Illinois residents) or 15 grams (non-residents) from licensed dispensaries. There are still quite a few restrictions on its use, including a prohibition… Read more »

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Here at Alternative Staffing Inc. (ASI), we take the safety of our people seriously. We have created and developed our risk management team so that we can make recommendations to our customers to improve their safety programs. In fact, we complete safety evaluations on every new client site before authorizing our employees to work there…. Read more »

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Alternative Staffing Inc. is a Veteran owned staffing company doing business in the Chicago land area for over 20 years. Our company is on a mission to reach out to veterans and help raise awareness and programs, to hire individuals with military experience for employment opportunities with the long term benefits of being a true… Read more »

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Take a look at all those high-profile companies who are successful, and among all the common denominators that make them great, you’ll see wellness programs. And it’s not just those innovative tech companies—Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, etc.—but the more traditional companies like General Mills and Aetna also have them. Developing a wellness program is not only… Read more »

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High school graduates have been hearing this refrain for many years: If you want to get ahead in life, you need to attend college. And while a Bachelor’s degree can be one path to success, it certainly isn’t the only one. Because so many of the country’s students have been led to believe that there… Read more »

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Spending 40 hours a week in a workplace that is teeming with negative energy and stressful situations can prevent you from doing your job correctly. Workplace bullying can be hard to define, but essentially it can be identified as harmful, repeated actions by one or more employees that can include physical or verbal assault resulting… Read more »

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Injuries on the job costs billions annually in the United States, and can cost the worker and employer time and money. Instead of shelling out big bucks in the first place, employers should take preventative measures seriously if they want to keep their workers healthy and money in their pockets. RSI is caused primarily by… Read more »

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A temporary job assignment is a terrific way to pick up new skills and experience with little long-term commitment. If you have a good attitude and meet your work requirements, your temp position might even turn into a permanent position, if that’s what you’re looking for. If you’re looking to make a lasting impression, it’s… Read more »

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It can be hard to keep employee’s minds on work when they have upcoming vacations. While you can’t convince your employees to skip vacation time and put in extra hours, you can put together a plan to ensure your productivity stays up during the summer months. Keep these tips in mind when creating new production… Read more »