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US job openings edged down in June, but hiring up

August 12, 2015

The number of US job openings in June edged down 2.0% from May to more than 5.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. May had the highest level of job openings since the series began in December 2000.Job openings decreased in nondur...


Slate names former Corporate Resource exec as president

August 12, 2015

Slate Professional Resources Inc. appointed Mark Levine as president, effective Aug. 10. Freehold, N.J.-based Slate provides staffing services to the legal, accounting and information technology industries.Levine replaces Allan Hartley, who took the role in March 2014 after stepping down as co-CE...


Catapult acquires Chicago staffing firms

August 12, 2015

Catapult Staffing — an IT, engineering and finance staffing company — acquired Chicago-based firms OnPoint Partners Inc. and 180North from founder and CEO Eric Baranchik. 180North provides interim staffing while OnPoint Partners provides direct-hire services.The transaction closed Aug. 3; terms w...


Survey finds 60% of businesses expect no wage increases

August 12, 2015

Despite the recent drop in unemployment and rising expectations that wage increases will follow, a survey released today by Express Employment Professionals casts doubt on the belief that workers' paychecks will soon see increases.  The survey found 60% of businesses expect wages in their ma...


Kelly lands $585 million NIH contract — Contract watch

August 12, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) was awarded a three-year, $585 million contract with the National Institutes of Health.NIH, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ medical research agency, is the primary federal agency conducting medical research. It investigates the causes, treatments...


Bosses play large role in employee work-life balance, Randstad survey finds

August 12, 2015

Employees’ ongoing struggle to balance work with time off is significantly impacted by their boss, according to the latest employee engagement study released by Randstad US. Randstad's survey found more than 39% of US employees don't believe their bosses encourage them to take allotted vacation d...


Adecco Q2 revenue up 4% in constant currency, moderation in North American growth

August 11, 2015

Second-quarter revenue at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, rose by 4% in constant currency to €5.58 billion (US$6.19 billion), a similar level to the first quarter. Second-quarter revenue also rose 4% on an organic basis; Adecco measures organic growth by excluding the impact of currenc...


Command Center revenue up 5% in Q2 but net income falls

August 11, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 5.3% year over year in the second quarter to $22.8 million. However, net income at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industrial staffing provider fell to $530,000 from $1.5 million in the year-ago quarter.Revenue from branches outside the Bakken...


Occupational therapist tops ASA hard-to-fill list

August 11, 2015

Occupational therapist is the hardest occupation to fill in the US for the 12 months ended June 2015, according to The American Staffing Association’s skills gap index, a quarterly index that tracks hard-to-fill occupations in the US.During the past quarter, microbiologists and surgeons moved int...


Zirtual shuts down

August 11, 2015

Zirtual Inc., a Nevada company that provides virtual assistance services to executives, paused operations Monday, blindsiding both employees and customers.“We have currently paused operations of Zirtual.com and it’s (sic) services. We are so sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Maren Kate Donovan +...