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A ‘just-in-time’ workforce — staffing quote of the week

July 7, 2015

“They lean on us,” Entrepreneur quoted AtWork Group President and COO Jason Leverant as saying in a story on the benefits of using a staffing agency. “If they shed bodies, it’s on us. It’s now more of a just-in-time work force that follows the ebb and flow of industries. Now, post-recession, that...


TransForce driver staffing firm acquired in private equity deal

July 6, 2015

Private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners LLC acquired TransForce Inc., a nationwide truck-driver staffing firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va. TransForce was previously owned by a joint fund including New York-based Argentum Capital and Chicago-based First Analysis.The transaction closed Ju...


DHR sets sights on Caldwell on heels of acquiring CTPartners

July 6, 2015

DHR, a Chicago-based executive search firm, last week purchased approximately 5% — an aggregate of 1,032,000 shares — of The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL.TO). Caldwell Partners is a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US. DHR believes it is now...


US employment index rises in June, suggests strong job growth through summer

July 6, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index rose in June to a reading of 129.11 from May’s downwardly revised reading of 128.47. The June reading is up 4.8% from the same month a year ago.  “The growth in the employment trends index accelerated in Q2, suggesting strong job growth...


PDS Tech acquires Legacy Engineering

July 6, 2015

PDS Tech Inc. purchased Legacy Engineering LLC. PDS Tech provides staffing and recruiting services and engineering and IT project solutions to the aerospace, defense, telecom, infrastructure, energy and other major industries.The transaction closed July 1; terms were not disclosed.PDS w...


US nonmanufacturing economic index accelerates in June

July 6, 2015

Economic activity in the US nonmanufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in June, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index rose in June to a reading of 56.0 from May’s reading of 55.7. Readings above 50 indicate g...


Attire, attitude hinder promotions, survey finds

July 6, 2015

Provocative clothing, a disheveled appearance and unprofessional haircut are a few things that cause employers to think twice before making a promotion, according to a survey by Careerbuilder. Behaviors such as exhibiting a negative attitude, consistently arriving late or gossiping can also work...


US adds 19,800 temp jobs in June, overall job growth slows

July 2, 2015

The US had 19,800 more temp jobs in June than May, up from an increase of 17,200 in May based on revised numbers, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.In addition, the temp penetration rate in June rose to 2.055% from May’s rate of 2.044%. The penetration r...


Advantage promotes North America xPO president, UK exec

July 2, 2015

Advantage Resourcing America Inc., a division of Recruit Co. Ltd., promoted Beth Roekle to president, Advantage xPO North America, and Mike Brooksbank to managing director of Advantage Resourcing UK and Advantage xPO UK, effective July 1. Advantage xPO provides recruitment process outsourcing and...


Chartwell acquires Utah firm

July 2, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., acquired Eveready Staffing and Training in Ogden, Utah.The transaction closed July 1; terms were not disclosed.Eveready will rebrand as Chartwell. The owners are retiring, but all Eveready staff and managers remain with...