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   January  2019 
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Indeed.com Ends Free Listings for Recruiting Companies
Effective January 7th, Indeed began requiring "recruiting companies," which includes staffing services, to sponsor (pay) for job listings, and said that such companies will no longer have their job postings picked up organically in Indeed's search results.
Indeed representatives cited persistent problems with job duplication, reposting, and inaccurate job descriptions as the reasons for the change. 
Temptation Trivia  
With the end of 2018 we are also bringing to an end Flex-Staff's monthly Temptation Trivia contest.  

Thank you to everyone who participated over the past five plus years.  We hope you had as much fun trying to figure out the answers as we had coming up with the questions.  

Although we will no longer be doing a monthly trivia question, keep an eye out for occasional contests, trivia questions, and other brain teasers in upcoming issues.  

Last issue answer: 
1. A Christmas Story
2. It's a Wonderful  Life
3. Elf
4. Scrooged
5. Miracle on 34th    Street 
Amanda LeCaptain
Staffing Specialist
1 year
Eric Greening
Staffing Specialist 
Green Bay
1 year
Ginger Cunningham
Senior Staffing Specialist
5 years

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Fun Facts  
The name of the town of Ixonia, Wisconsin was chosen completely at random.
By 1845 the town of Union, Wisconsin had grown to the point where it needed to be divided. Residents east of the Rock River called their town Concord, but residents on the opposite shore couldn't agree on a name.
Local legend says that to resolve the difficulty, the letters of the alphabet were written on slips of paper, placed in a hat, and drawn at random. The first six slips drawn were "i," "x," "o," "n," a second "i," and an "a." The town of "Ixonia" was officially recognized by the Territorial Legislature on January 21, 1846.  


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Government Shutdown Affects E-Verify System
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees E-Verify, issued the following statement about its policies during the shutdown:
"We understand that E-Verify's unavailability may have a significant impact on employer operations. To minimize the burden on both employers and employees, the following policies have been implemented:
The "three-day rule" for creating E-Verify cases is suspended for cases affected by the unavailability of E-Verify.
The time period during which employees may resolve tentative non-confirmations (TNCs) will be extended. The number of days E-Verify is not available will not count toward the days the employee has to begin the process of resolving their TNCs.
We will provide additional guidance regarding the "three-day rule" and time period to resolve TNCs deadlines once operations resume.
Employers may not take adverse action against an employee because the E-Verify case is in an interim case status, including while the employee's case is in an extended interim case status due to the unavailability of E-Verify.
Federal contractors with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause should contact their contracting officer to inquire about extending federal contractor deadlines."      
House Bill H.R. 420   
Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced a bill earlier this month that would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, and regulate it much the same way that alcohol is currently regulated. The bill is "H.R. 420," in what Blumenauer admits is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the cannabis culture.
The bill, dubbed the "Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol Act," calls for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive to oversee regulation.
Blumenauer, founder and co-chair of the "Congressional Cannabis Caucus," has long been an advocate for changing federal marijuana laws, and his home state of Oregon was one of the first states to legalize recreational cannabis.
Marijuana is currently considered a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, meaning it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." The classification as a Schedule 1 drug groups it in with other drugs including heroin and LSD.           
One Minute Ideas
Simple Formula for Living


1. Live beneath your means

2. Return everything you borrow

3. Stop blaming other people

4. Admit it when you make a mistake

5. Give clothes not worn in 3 years to charity

6. Do something nice and try not to get caught

7. Listen more talk less

8. Every day take a 30-minute walk

9. Strive for excellence, not perfection

10. Be on time

11. Don't rnake excuses

12. Don't argue

13. Get organized

14. Be kind to kind people

15. Be kind to unkind people

16. Let someone cut ahead of you in line

17. Take time to be alone

18. Reread your favorite book

19. Cultivate good manners

20. Be humble

21. Realize and accept that life isn't fair

22. Know when to keep your mouth shut

23. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone

24. Learn from the past

25. Plan for the future

26. Live in the present

27. Don't sweat the small stuff

28. It's all small stuff


7-Day Weight Loss Cabbage Soup 
This low-cal, low-carb soup can help shed the pounds as part of a sensible diet and exercise program.  

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.   Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots, and s aute until slightly tender.   Stir in garlic.   Pour in chicken broth.   Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.   Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.   Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and salt (if using)

Inspirational Quote
If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you directly to your purpose. -  T. D. Jakes