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Consumer confidence rebounds in March

March 25, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index improved in March after decreasing in February. The index now stands at a reading of 82.3 (1985=100), up from 78.3 in February.“Consumer confidence improved in March, as expectations for the short-term outlook bounced back from February’s decl...


College students list most-desirable employers

March 25, 2014

Undergraduate students listed their most-desirable employers in a new survey released by Universum, a global employer brand research firm. Some of the top firms included Google, Apple and Boeing.“As the competition for top talent grows increasingly fierce, it’s more important than ever for employ...


Quote of the week: Temp economy

March 25, 2014

“Work has become much more insecure, much more precarious,” The New York Times quoted Arne Kalleberg, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of “Good Jobs, Bad Jobs” as saying in an article about freelancers and the temp economy. “So everybody is a...


Blog: ‘Best Staffing Firm to Work For’ recognition is good for business

March 25, 2014

What does a “Best Staffing Firm to Work For” rating really give you? Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the benefits of the recognition in a new blog post. For the post, click here.


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...