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Subcontracting

Sub or Scrub: Why to Keep a Close Eye On Your Subcontractors

Jack Garson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Even if you start with a good sub, bad stuff can happen. You need protection. This can take a variety of forms, but the most important include the following.

Dave Jamieson

Janitors Strike At Target Stores

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

The way Bonifacio Salinas sees it, cleaning a Target store in downtown Minneapolis isn't a whole lot different from cleaning Target's corporate headqu...

Dave Jamieson

The Hidden Dangers In Temp Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.11.2013 | Business

The growing use of temporary or "contingent" workers in American industries like construction and warehousing has helped diminish corporate accountabi...

Small Contractors Are Getting Screwed

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.19.2012 | Small Business

It's tough out there for a small contractor -- especially when you don't get the work you thought you were going to get. Almost a third of subcontr...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart's Outsourcing Leads To Lower Wages: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has driven down wages in its retail supply chain by outsourcing jobs in American warehouses, according to a rep...

Why Subcontracting Causes More Problems Than it Solves

Ethan Miller | Posted 06.27.2012 | College
Ethan Miller

How can we keep both our university administrations and these large corporations in check and help fix some of the problems that subcontracting causes?

Dave Jamieson

Walmart-Contracted Warehouse Jobs Saved By Judge

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Just days ago, it appeared that a hundred low-wage workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in California would lose their jobs after publicly accusi...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Warehouse Under Investigation By California Labor Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Investigators in California have discovered numerous labor law violations at a massive warehouse handling Walmart goods, according to st...

Winning Government Contracts: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

The U.S. government is the biggest consumer of products and services in the world. And some $500 billion of Uncle Sam's ever-expanding budget goes to ...

Department of Homeland Security Sued Over Data on Lockheed Contract

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to release subcontracting data on a contra...

Who's Minding the Subcontractors?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

On July 26 the Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing on an important but long unexplored and underappreciated topic; the role of subcontrac...

Federal Contracting: End SBA's Procurement Role

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Should the U.S. Small Business Administration be in the business of helping small-business owners procure federal contracts?