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ISM manufacturing index little changed in November

December 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index for US manufacturing edged down slightly to a reading of 58.7 in November from October’s reading of 59.0.Readings above 50 indicate growth; November’s index indicates continued expansion in manufacturing at a rate similar to Oc...


Does your staffing firm have an ‘I got this’ culture? — Staffing Stream

December 1, 2014

Does your staffing firm have an “I got this” culture? To find out, take the six-question quiz in a new Staffing Stream post from Mary Ann McLaughlin of Butler Street. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industr...


Daily News resuming on Monday Dec 1

December 1, 2014

The North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News did not publish during the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue will come out on Monday December 1.


Private equity acquires Virginia marine staffing business

November 26, 2014

Private equity firm Succession Capital Partners acquired the Virginia division of Capital Consultants Inc., a Louisiana-based specialty marine staffing firm serving the ship repair and ship construction industry.The transaction closed Nov. 1; terms were not disclosed.Succession Capital invests in...


Job board says healthcare postings up 65%

November 26, 2014

Healthcare job postings on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network increased 65 percent year over year with strong growth among therapy, radiologic technologist/medical imaging and nursing roles, according to the online job board’s Q3 healthcare jobs snapshot.Nursing positions accounted for the greatest perce...


Jobless claims average rises; total claims at three-month high

November 26, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,250 to a total of 294,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 287,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


Higher education jobs edge up in Q3

November 26, 2014

The number of jobs in higher education edged up in the third quarter, reversing a downward trend that lasted four consecutive quarters, according to the higher education employment report from job search site HigherEdJobs. The number of jobs in higher education rose 0.2 percent compared to the sa...


People: WilsonHCG, Slayton, Korn Ferry, Windsor, Pridestaff

November 26, 2014

RPO provider WilsonHCG announced Prashanie Dharmadasa joined its executive leadership team as EMEA client engagement lead, a new position within the company. Dharmadasa previously was head of client and market engagement, EMEA and APAC, for a global RPO organization.Slayton Search Partners, a Chi...


Recruit is one of largest staffing firms, but what’s next post-IPO? — Web

November 26, 2014

Tsunemi Yohei reports on Nippon.com that Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd.’s initial public offering in October got off to a strong start. But what’s next for the staffing and publishing giant, and what about its past?Recruit has staffing operations in Japan, the US and Europe. It ranks No. 11 on the lis...


Best Staffing Firms to Work For; next Daily News

November 26, 2014

The deadline for staffing companies to nominate themselves to take part in the annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For program is Friday. For more information, click here.Also, the North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish on Thursday and Friday because of the Tha...