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Adecco relocating North American headquarters to Florida

March 24, 2014

Adecco will consolidate its North American headquarters operations in 2014 and move most corporate departments currently based in Melville, N.Y., to its existing corporate support facility in Jacksonville, Fla.“While this was a difficult decision to make, it was a necessary one as we continually...


First Tek announces staffing acquisition

March 24, 2014

First Tek, a provider of information technology staffing services, acquired the assets of Emtec’s staffing business unit. First Tek is based in Piscataway, N.J., according to an announcement today. The deal took effect Jan. 17.“For Emtec, this represents the next step in our realignment strategy,...


Web: Marijuana law costs recruiters time

March 24, 2014

Scripps News reports that staffing firm owner Julie Tappero says Washington’s legal marijuana law is costing her recruiters time. For the story, click here.


Mortgage industry job losses hit six-year high in Q4

March 24, 2014

The mortgage industry recorded nearly 22,000 layoffs in the fourth quarter, the highest level in six years, according to an index released by Mortgage Daily. Mortgage industry layoffs in the fourth quarter exceeded hirings by 18,797.Layoffs in the fourth quarter were up by 24 percent compared to...


Small businesses expect strong first quarter

March 24, 2014

Small businesses expect positive first quarter results, with 87 percent expecting first quarter results to be the same or better than last year, according to the SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey for March.However, hiring edged down 0.1 percent from the month prior and year-over-ye...


Staffing Stream: The need for speed

March 24, 2014

Successful recruiting is as much about getting the candidate to the client quickly as it is about getting the candidate with the best fit to the client, writes Daniel Guelzo in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Guelzo, director of talent development at IT contract staffing company Optomi LLC, di...


Randstad launches fund to invest in HR tech; Gigwalk is first investment

March 21, 2014

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, launched the Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate venture fund to invest in HR technology companies.The Randstad Innovation Fund is intended to build a portfolio of multiple smaller investments over the next couple of years...


New England area posts highest jobless rate

March 21, 2014

The Providence-Fall River-Warwick area in Rhode Island and Massachusetts posted the highest unemployment rate in January, 10.3 percent, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos are...


Alberta to lead provincial economic growth in 2014

March 21, 2014

Alberta province is expected to have the fastest-growing provincial economy this year; both its exports and domestic economy are expanding rapidly, according to The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Outlook - Winter 2014. An estimated 61,000 new jobs will be added to Alberta's economy in 20...


Barton launches locum tenens telemedicine staffing service

March 21, 2014

Barton Associates, a national locum tenens agency, launched Barton Telehealth, a multi-specialty locum tenens telemedicine staffing service. Barton Telehealth provides access to Barton Associates’ network of locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and provides full-...