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Elance-oDesk gets $30 million in new funding

November 25, 2014

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk announced a $30 million over-subscribed round of funding led by venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, with participation from additional existing major shareholders including T. Rowe Price, FirstMark, Sigma West, NEA and the Stripes Group.“We first invested in...

ASA staffing index hits record high

November 25, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 3.17 percent for the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 105.84, the highest value since the index’s inception in June 2006.

Tight holiday market for employers — staffing quote of the week

November 25, 2014

“The past four or five years it’s been easy to get people and we’ve hired some really outstanding people the past couple of years. Now, it’s becoming a lot harder,” CBS Minnesota quotes business owner Trent Johnson in a story about holiday employment. “I can definitely feel it’s tightening up and...

Growth stories from the fastest-growing staffing firms

November 24, 2014

This year’s list of fastest-growing staffing firms released earlier this year uncovered staffing and recruitment firms with impressive growth. But what are these firms like? What fuels their growth?We spoke to executives at the three of the fastest-growing firms in a new article in Staffing Indus...

Small businesses hiring again, half plan bonuses, survey says

November 24, 2014

Small businesses began hiring again for the first time since August while maintaining the same amount of holiday or year-end bonuses as one year ago, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for November.Hiring edged up 0.1 percent in November from October; however, hiring fel...

Staffing firm Randstad discusses how to engage Gen Z

November 24, 2014

Randstad, one of the world’s largest staffing providers, recently released results of a global survey on Gen Z — those born between 1994 and 2010. The generation currently ranges from approximately 5 to 20 years of age and currently are in high school or have recently entered college or the workf...

Canada: Employees emotionally connected to their work

November 24, 2014

The majority of employed Canadians are emotionally connected to their work and most believe that a current or previous job has changed their life, according to a survey released today by Monster Canada. However, a large pool of employees haven’t yet identified a career path that they feel will le...

50 ways for your staffing company to use Twitter — Staffing Stream

November 24, 2014

Your presence on Twitter is essential to tapping into new relationships with clients and candidates, writes Karen Locke in The Staffing Stream. Locke, a content strategist and writer at Staffing Robot, lists ways your staffing company can use Twitter and ideas on what to post for your followers....

BLS maps industry employment concentration — Web

November 24, 2014

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released a map of industries with the highest concentration of employment among US metropolitan areas with annual average employment of greater than 750,000 in 2013. Nine of the 37 areas had the highest concentration of employment in the information industry...

Specialist Staffing Solutions names North America managing directors

November 21, 2014

Specialist Staffing Solutions Inc., the US division of London-based staffing firm SThree plc UK, promoted Senior Vice Presidents Scott Fulton and Morgan Kavanagh to managing directors for the North America region. Fulton oversees the firms’ Pacific West and South regions while...