Entries by liz

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Illinois Minimum Wage Increase

Illinois Minimum Wage Increases Starting in January   As most everyone is aware, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a law to progressively increase the minimum wage in our state. Illinois is among one of the first states in the nation to pass an increase this large. The first increase will take effect in just a […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019

Walk to End Alzheimer’s The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday, September 21st, 2019. Priority Staffing Group’s walk team raised money for the cause in the months leading up to the walk. Collectively, our team raised $2,080. Each dollar donated goes toward The Alzheimer’s Association and their mission of providing help to those with […]

Employee Appreciation 2019

Play ball! That’s exactly what Priority Staffing Group did on our sports-themed 2019 Employee Appreciation Weekend.   Each year our three owners, Gail Lannom, Heather Goines-Evans, and Carlos Tanner, pack up and take all our internal employees on an Employee Appreciation Weekend to thank the team for their hard work all year.   Last year […]

Women’s Business Enterprise Certified

Priority Staffing Group is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Midwest Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).   WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more […]

Illinois Equal Pay Act – September 2019

A few weeks ago, Governor, J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 834 into law. This bill amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA) of 2003 and takes effect rather quickly on September 29, 2019!   What makes this law different than it was in 2003? A few things: The law previously included language that stated that […]

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New Tennessee Director of Client Relations

Priority Staffing Group’s Tennessee office welcomed a new Director of Client Relations, Liz Pitmon, last week. She has come on board to help manage client relationships as well as create new ones in the community for our business. Liz grew up in Dickson, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. She studied Elementary Education at Austin Peay […]

Summer Rewards: Ways to Reward Employees

As an employer, it is becoming increasingly more important to focus on employee engagement. This goes for established Millenials as well as the newest age group in the workforce, Generation Z. Work-Life balance is at the top of the list for many modern employees and in the summer the desire to balance life only gets […]

Employment Law Update: ISERRA

Effective January 1, 2019, Illinois put several new employment laws in place. One of those laws is the Illinois Service Member Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (ISERRA). From what I can tell, the purpose of this law was a simplification. It repeals and replaces the Military Leave of Absence Act, the Public Employee Armed Services […]

Vandalia Office Closed

Priority Staffing Group opened up our office in Vandalia Illinois in 2014. Now, after several successful years, we’re closing the physical location in Vandalia and continuing our staffing operations in the area by recruiting remotely.   Applicants should apply online for positions they’re interested in for the Central Illinois area they will be contacted to […]

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Fireworks Safety

Each July, our country unites in the celebration of our Independence Day. Our tradition of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday is exciting, but can also pose serious risks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to stay away from all consumer fireworks and to only enjoy fireworks at a public display conducted by professionals, but […]