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The Brenner Group joins Armanio

August 11, 2015

Armanino LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm based in California, will acquire The Brenner Group, effective Sept. 1. The agreement brings executive search capabilities to The Brenner Group, an interim executive management and financial advisory services firm.Armanino’s executive searc...


Canada lobster industry struggles with new foreign worker rules — Staffing quote of the week

August 11, 2015

“We're very concerned," CBCnews quoted Nat Richard of Westmorland Fisheries Ltd. as saying in a story about the impact of Canada’s new foreign worker rules on lobster processors. "The reality, as I say, is it's extremely difficult to find workers. Let's face it — it's tough work, n...


Recruit staffing revenue up outside Japan, sees expansion trend

August 10, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported net sales in its overseas staffing operations rose 26.3% to ¥83.7 billion (US$0.7 billion) in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, with the staffing market in North America and Europe maintaining a moderate expansion tre...


Construction unemployment hits 14-year low, worker shortage a concern

August 10, 2015

Construction employment in July totaled 6.38 million in July, the highest level since February 2009, according to an analysis of US Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The number of unemployed workers with construction experience also shrank t...


Intelliswift Software acquires legal staffing firm

August 10, 2015

Intelliswift Software Inc. acquired Premier Legal Staffing Inc. The acquisition increases Intelliswift's market share and provides a broader portfolio of legal workforce positions.Premier Legal targeted legal areas include patent preparation/prosecution, opinions, due diligence, IP strategy,...


Hudson promotes exec to CFO

August 10, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) appointed Patrick Lyons as CFO and chief accounting officer, effective Aug. 8. Lyons joined Hudson in 2006 and most recently served as VP, planning.Lyons succeeds CEO Stephen Nolan, who served as CFO at the New York-based staffing provider since 2013. Nolan wi...


US employment index rises in July, but growth may moderate in months ahead

August 10, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index rose in July to a reading of 127.89 from June’s downwardly revised reading of 127.57. The July reading is up 4.4% from the same month a year ago.  “The growth in the employment trends index slowed down in the past three to six months, su...


Authorities say internal worker stole $230,000 from staffing firm

August 10, 2015

A Massachusetts woman was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing more than $230,000 from a staffing firm and $60,000 from another company, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced.Teresa Goodsell, age 43, of Walpole, Mass., was indicted on charges...


US loses 8,900 temp jobs in July, but number is still up over year

August 7, 2015

The number of US temp jobs shrunk by 8,900 in July from June, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase in June was also revised down from 19,800 to 16,500; May’s increase was revised downward to 8,600 from 17,200.However, the number of temp jobs w...


Volt sells Uruguayan publishing and printing subsidiaries to focus on staffing

August 7, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) sold its Uruguayan publishing and printing subsidiaries — Volt Directories S.A. Ltd. and Tainol S.A. — to affiliates of FCR Media Group, a local search provider in 11 European countries that provides expertise in online and off-line advertising. The...