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ASA index edges up slightly

May 27, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry edged up 0.24% for the week of May 11 to May 17 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 97.03, the 19th consecutive record high week of the year.


Nevada posts highest jobless rate in April

May 27, 2015

Nevada posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in April at 7.1%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. West Virginia followed at 7.0%, while Alaska and South Carolina both had unemployment rates of 6.7%. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.5%.Ne...


No need to stop Uber-type workforce, says senator — Web

May 27, 2015

Re/code reports Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said there is no need to stop the Uber workforce. However, Warren did not answer directly when asked whether on-demand economy workers need to be classified as employees rather than independent contractors. “Work is changing in America,” Warren said.


Staffing Industry Analysts: CWS Council research analyst job vacancy

May 27, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts is currently seeking a Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council research analyst to join our research team. This position will be accountable for executing research projects, performing analyses, writing reports and providing analytic support to our CWS Council adv...


Veterans can represent a talent pool with unique, valuable skills — Staffing Industry Review

May 26, 2015

“Veterans are highly skilled people,” writes Mark Brenner, CEO and founder of Silhouettes for VETS in the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. “It is up to the staffing industry to adapt its HR policies and take a deeper look at how the industry fills jobs. By revising its approach,...


The Conference Board finds global labor productivity flat in 2014

May 26, 2015

As the global economy continued its tepid performance in 2014, so too has world productivity growth, according to a report released by The Conference Board. Global labor productivity growth, measured as the average change in output (GDP) per person employed, remained at 2.1% in 2014 and showed no...


Florida agency rules Uber driver an employee; possible concerns ahead?

May 26, 2015

The San Jose Mercury News reports a Florida agency ruled an Uber driver is an employee in the case of a man who filed for unemployment benefits after the ride-sharing service deactivated his account. Uber can still appeal the decision.Uber along with Lyft and other online firms that use independe...


Houston firm makes first acquisition

May 26, 2015

Houston-based staffing company Murray Resources Ltd. acquired Kingwood Personnel Inc. of Kingwood, Texas.The transaction closed May 20; terms were not disclosed. The Kingwood Personnel brand will remain, and owner Carol McCord will continue with the company for a transitional period.Murray Resour...


Consumer confidence improves in May

May 26, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US rose in May to a reading of 95.4 (1985=100), from an April reading of 94.3, The Conference Board announced today.“Consumer confidence improved modestly in May, after declining sharply in April,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic ind...


Staffing firm limits email — staffing quote of the week

May 26, 2015

“There’s a sense of energy when people are talking rather than typing,” Crain’s Chicago Business quoted Tom Gimbel, CEO Chicago staffing firm LaSalle Network, as saying about its policy of occasionally limiting communication to only phone calls and in-person meetings. “It’s a shock to people and...