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Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Overtime as Strike Threats Grow

A new lawsuit accuses Walmart and two staffing agencies of requiring temporary employees to show up early for work, stay late, and work through lunch. The proposed class action, filed on Monday in federal court, alleged the world's largest retailer and the agencies violated minimum wage and overtime laws.

Ford to Make 500 Temp Jobs Permanent at German Plant

Ford said Friday it plans to offer permanent positions to 500 temporary workers at a plant in Saarlouis, Germany, that will build the next-generation Focus compact car, which begins production next month. The plant will be the only supplier of the new Focus model to Western Europe.

Philly Fed Index Shows Manufacturing Growing Slightly

Manufacturing activity in the mid-Atlantic region showed modest improvement in October, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which saw its Business Outlook Survey rise to 1.0. However, despite that return to positive territory overall, key index components continued to reveal economic softness.

These Days, Even Temp Workers Are Struggling

Last week's employment report was disappointing: Employers cut double the number of jobs expected, added fewer new ones than predicted, and even temp job numbers fell to a loss. Is this a trend or an anomaly?

Time for Staffing Company Stocks?

Investors should ignore the broader jobs debate and hone in on one aspect that seems indisputably strong: the pickup in temp hiring. And more hiring in that area could be good for Manpower and Robert Half International.