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Jobless claims average down 9,500

March 27, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 9,500 in the week ended March 22 to 317,750 from the previous week’s revised figure of 327,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...

Staffing Stream: The importance of mobile recruiting

March 27, 2014

As more recruiters begin to utilize mobile strategies for recruitment, it will become increasingly evident that mobile is absolutely vital for success in modern recruiting, writes Giridhar Akkineni in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Akkineni, founder and CEO of AkkenCloud, discusses how to kee...

Fieldglass to be acquired by SAP AG

March 26, 2014

Business software giant SAP AG announced today plans to acquire Fieldglass, the global spend leader among VMS providers.SAP, a German company, provides HR management capability through SuccessFactors and business procurement and business collaboration via Ariba. Fieldglass will fill in the middle...

Janitorial service subcontractor pays $277,000 in back wages

March 26, 2014

Empire Janitorial Sales and Services Inc. has paid $277,565 in overtime back wages to 233 current and former janitorial service workers employed by Acadian Payroll Services LLC, the Department of Labor reported yesterday.An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s...

ASA staffing index up over year

March 26, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.11 percent for the week ending March 16 compared to the same week last year. The index value for March is 94.The index rose 3.1 percent over the last 30 days.

Canada: ACSESS names 2014-15 board of directors

March 26, 2014

The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services announced its national board of directors for the 2014-2015 year. Representatives from the various sub-sectors of the staffing industry comprise the board, including professional search and placement agencies, temporary staffi...

Staffing Industry Review: Managing your margins

March 26, 2014

Efficient contingent workforce programs happen when the MSP is allowed to do its job and the suppliers are given room to find the best candidates at economical prices. A tool that helps with this process is the rate card. Ed Osowski discusses why staffing suppliers should like the rate card in an...

Engineering worker confidence edges down in Q4

March 26, 2014

The Randstad engineering employee confidence index for the U.S. edged down to a reading of 62.1 in the fourth quarter of 2013, down from 64.0 in the third quarter. However, engineering workers remained the most confident of all workers tracked by Randstad’s confidence indexes, which measure worke...

Web: Interview with Labor Smart CEO Ryan Schadel

March 26, 2014

Benzinga interviewed Labor Smart CEO Ryan Schadel about the company’s plan to expand across the country. To read the article, click here.

Judge rules labor contractor liable for harassing Thai workers

March 25, 2014

A federal judge has held that Global Horizons Inc., a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based farm labor contractor, is liable for the pattern or practice of harassing, discriminating and retaliating against hundreds of Thai workers in the U.S., in violation of federal anti-discrimination laws, the U.S. Equa...