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US nonmanufacturing economic index jumps

August 5, 2015

Economic activity in the US nonmanufacturing sector accelerated in July to an all-time high. The Institute for Supply Management’s nonmanufacturing composite index reached 60.3, since the start of the composite index in 2008.The reading exceeded the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloom...


US adds 185,000 jobs in July, ADP reports

August 5, 2015

US private sector employment rose by approximately 185,000 jobs in July from June, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. July’s job gains fell short of June’s 229,000 additions — a downward r...


Online job ads rise in July

August 5, 2015

US online job ads rose by 83,700 in July to approximately 5.38 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online job ads released today. July’s increase follows a loss of 144,300 job ads in June but leaves the year so far with a moderate increase.“Demand has flattened over the past fi...


Temp staffing revenue growth holds steady in June

August 4, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10% year over year in June among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey, well within the 9% to 12% growth range observed throughout 2015. However, the 10% growth in June marks a deceleration from the 12% growth ra...


Team Health Q2 net revenue edges down, two acquisitions announced

August 4, 2015

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) reported second-quarter net revenue rose 30.1% to $878.0 million. TeamHealth ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list largest US healthcare staffing providers, but has significant other healthcare operations. The firm also announced two acquisitions: IPC Hea...


Randstad employee confidence index edges down in Q2, but remains high

August 4, 2015

The outlook among American workers as measured by Randstad’s US employee confidence index edged down in the second quarter but remains exceptionally high, with 2015 marking the first year the US employee confidence index has reached 60.0 points or higher since the survey’s inception in 2004. The...


RCM acquires substation engineering firm

August 4, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — acquired Substation Design Services LLC, a Pennsylvania-based engineering firm specializing in design services for substation projects. RCM expects the acquisition to expand its engineering services of...


Team size may be to blame for underperformance, report finds

August 4, 2015

More than half of senior executives, six out of 10, report their own teams are underperforming and team size may be to blame, according to the inaugural ThinkWise 2015 Impact of Team Performance Survey report released today.The report found smaller organizations have teams that perform better tha...


LaSalle Network CEO on middle-market hiring plans — staffing quote of the week

August 4, 2015

“Our searches are higher than ever. … (Companies are) more selective in how they hire, they’re taking longer to do it, but our search business is still up,” Crain’s Chicago Business quoted Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of Chicago-based staffing and recruiting firm LaSalle Network, as saying about m...


Acquisitions boost Staffing 360’s fiscal Q4, full-year revenue

August 3, 2015

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc.’s (OTCBB: STAF) sales rose to $32.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, up from $24.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year with the help of acquisitions. (US$ thousands) Q4 2015 Q4 2014* % growth Revenue $32,188 $24,5...