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Houston lands biggest share of US jobs, report says

July 2, 2014

Houston grabbed a biggest share of job creation post-recession, followed by Dallas and San Francisco, according to a report released today from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International.“The metros producing the strongest competitive effect are often heavily dominated by speci...

Jackson Healthcare acquires Michigan firm

July 1, 2014

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, acquired Michigan-based Sullivan Healthcare Consulting. The transaction closed June 26; terms were not disclosed.Sullivan Healthcare, a 40-year-old company, provides interim staffing as well as management and consulting services...

PrincetonOne acquires retail staffing firm

July 1, 2014

PrincetonOne acquired Retail Search Group in Grass Valley, Calif. The transaction closed July 1; terms were not disclosed.Retail Search Group targets retail businesses and has close to $2 million in revenue. The Retail Search brand will remain, and Kim Franchi, Retail Search Group’s general manag...

OSHA cites Texas food processer, staffing provider

July 1, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Fresh From Texas Inc., a San Antonio, Texas-based fruit and vegetable processer for H-E-B Grocery stores and fast-food markets, and staffing agency iWorks Personnel Inc. for violations exposing workers to damaging...

Cross Country completes MSN acquisition

July 1, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) completed its $48 million acquisition of Medical Staffing Network. The deal was announced June 2.“This acquisition increases Cross Country’s branch network and market share, diversifies our customer base and brings us new service lines,” said Cross Count...

US employee confidence at seven-year high, Randstad says

July 1, 2014

The outlook among American workers rose in June to the highest level on record since August 2007 before the start of the recession, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index rose 2.6 points in June to a reading of 58.1. The index measures workers’ confidence in their perso...

ISM manufacturing index little changed in June

July 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers' index for U.S. manufacturing edged down to a reading of 55.3 percent in June from 55.4 in May, showing continued expansion in June but at a slower pace than May. Readings above 50 indicate growth.The employment portion of the index’s read...

Three US metro areas tie for highest jobless rate

July 1, 2014

Three metropolitan areas tied for the highest unemployment rate, 8.0 percent, among all large, U.S. metropolitan areas in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Those three areas include the Detroit-Warren-Livonia area in Michigan, the Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhod...

Quote of the week: Bad idea

July 1, 2014

“Seattle is the first city in the country to pass a $15 minimum wage. Our survey suggests it will now be the first city to find out why that’s a bad idea,” Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, wrote in an opinion column in The Seattle Times newspaper.

Top court’s ruling lets closely held firms avoid objectionable ACA mandate — Staffing Stream

July 1, 2014

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows closely held firms to avoid a potentially religiously objectionable Affordable Care Act mandate. Attorney George Reardon writes in The Staffing Stream the ruling could potentially benefit some staffing firms. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream...