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Economists expect slower US growth for 2015, new survey says

June 8, 2015

The National Association for Business Economics’ Outlook Survey for June found its members expect the economy to grow at a slower pace than they did three months ago. They also predict a slowing — but still robust — pace of improvement in the labor market. “Their views on economic growth hav...


US temp jobs jump in May, overall job growth beats expectations

June 5, 2015

The US had 20,100 more temp jobs in May than April, up from an increase of 16,100 in April based on revised numbers, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.In addition, the temp penetration rate in May rose to 2.049% from April’s rate of 2.039%. The penetrati...


TSR leader takes medical leave of absence

June 5, 2015

IT staffing firm TSR Inc.’s (NASD: TSRI) board of directors on June 4 granted a 90-day medical leave of absence to Joseph Hughes, chairman, CEO, president and treasurer.Senior VP Christopher Hughes will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations and perform the duties of those roles d...


IT leaders plan more hiring in US, less in Canada

June 5, 2015

US chief information officers plan to add more IT staff in the second half of 2015 than they did in the first half, according to the new Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report. However, Canadian CIOs plan to hire fewer workers.The US survey found 22% of CIOs plan to expa...


Canada adds 58,900 jobs in May

June 5, 2015

Employment in Canada rose by 58,900 in May from April, driven by gains in the number of private sector employees, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. Since the beginning of 2015, employment gains have averaged 20,500 per month.The number of private sector...


Jobless claims average rises, total claims down 8,000

June 5, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 2,750 last week to a total of 274,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...


OSHA committee on temp workers to meet

June 5, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health this month in Washington, D.C. The Temporary Workers Work Group will meet June 17 and the full committee will meet June 18.NACOSH advises, consults with and m...


Translation to post fastest growth, but home health to add most jobs

June 5, 2015

Translation and interpretation services will post the largest percentage gain among industries in terms of job growth between 2014 and 2019, but home healthcare services will add the most jobs in terms of quantity, according to research released today by CareerBuilder.Home healthcare service...


People: Korn Ferry, ZRG, AlphaStaff, Beacon Hill and more

June 5, 2015

Executive search firm Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) announced Michael DeSimone joined the firm as co-regional sector leader of the professional services practice in North America. He previously was vice chairman at executive search firm CTPartners (NYSE MKT: CTP).Executive search and...


Newspaper publisher invests in ‘gig economy’ online platform

June 4, 2015

Moonlighting, an on online platform to connect people with tasks through a mobile app, received a strategic investment from The McClatchy Company, publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee and other newspapers.The amount of this investment was not disclosed....