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Court OKs preliminary max settlement of $8.8 million in Manpower case

January 6, 2015

A federal judge in California approved a maximum $8.75 million preliminary settlement in a class action case involving 20,270 Manpower temporary employees in California, according to court records.The lawsuit claimed Manpower didn’t timely pay workers in California because paychecks were mailed f...


Private equity firm to acquire staffing provider Situs

January 6, 2015

Private equity firm Stone Point Capital LLC agreed to acquire Situs, a staffing provider and financial services firm serving the commercial real estate industry. Situs’ staffing services include direct hire recruitment; permanent and temporary placements for on-site and off-site platform sta...


ACA ‘Element of the unknown’ — staffing quote of the week

January 6, 2015

“There is this element of the unknown,” the (Milwaukee, Wis.) Journal Sentinel quotes Rich Yurkowitz, a health benefits consultant and actuary with Aon Hewitt, as saying in an article about the effects of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. “For some employers, there is little risk. For o...


EmployBridge CEO to lead combined staffing firm in Select, EmployBridge deal

January 6, 2015

The Select Family of Staffing Companies struck a deal to acquire rival industrial staffing firm EmployBridge in a move that could make it the largest industrial staffing firm in the US. EmployBridge CEO Tom Bickes will take the reins of the combined firm and Select CEO Steve Sorensen will retire...


VMS provider IQNavigator names new CFO

January 6, 2015

IQNavigator, a vendor management system provider, announced Barry Capoot joined the company as CFO, effective Jan. 5. He replaces Debi Srdoc, who will be leaving IQNavigator to pursue other opportunities.Capoot has more than 22 years of corporate finance and accounting experience including senior...


Non-manufacturing activity grows at slowest pace in six months

January 6, 2015

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in December but at the slowest pace since June, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index fell in December to a reading of 56.2 from November’s reading of 59.3....


Temp staffing revenue rose median 10% in November, Pulse finds

January 5, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10 percent year over year in November among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The pace is unchanged from the year-over-year growth rate in October.“The Thanksgiving holiday cut into month-over-month revenue...


More US employers to hire temps, best jobs outlook in nine years

January 5, 2015

More US employers plan to hire temporary workers in 2015 than planned such hires heading into 2014, according to CareerBuilder’s job forecast for 2015. The forecast’s survey found 46 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015, up from 42 percent in last year’s survey....


Corporate Resource Services names CIO

January 5, 2015

Staffing provider Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) appointed Sean Flanagan as chief information officer, a new position within the New York-based company.Flanagan previously was president and owner of Summit Software, which provides enterprise software applications and cloud-based ho...


Randstad employee confidence index hits eight-year high

January 5, 2015

The outlook among American workers rose in December to the highest level in eight years, according to Randstad’s US employee confidence index. The index rose to a reading of 60.0 in December from 58.7 in November. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and o...