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CareerBuilder: Education requirements for employment on the rise

March 20, 2014

For many companies, an associate or bachelor’s degree is increasingly becoming the new high school diploma, according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Twenty-seven percent of employers said their educational requirements for employment have increased over the last five years and 30 percent are hirin...


Staffing Stream: A day in the life of a staffing executive

March 20, 2014

What does a day in the life of a staffing executive look like? A new documentary film showcasing the day in the life of a staffing professional, entitled Real World Staffing, was released by Mez Media and posted in The Staffing Stream. To view the short film, click here.The Staffing Stream is a b...


North Africa – Labour market reforms needed to boost the economy and employment

March 20, 2014

It is now three years since the Arab Spring and while some steps have been taken by governments in North Africa, the region remains in transition with a growing divide between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ that still needs to be bridged to achieve social stability and make growth more inclusive...


Proxy battle brewing at Hudson

March 19, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), a New York-based professional staffing firm, heads toward a proxy battle as a shareholder’s group proposed two board nominees.Investment firm Lone Star Value Management LLC, together with its affiliates and the other participants in its solicitation, filed prelimi...


Dice acquires energy job site

March 19, 2014

Job board operator Dice Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DHX) acquired Scotland-based OilCareers, a recruitment site for oil and gas professionals in Europe. The acquisition strengthens the company’s position in online energy recruiting, which it currently serves in the United States through Rigzone, a provi...


General Employment receives second listing notice extension

March 19, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, received a second extension from the NYSE MKT LLC related to compliance with listing standards.Stockholders equity is less than $4 million and the company has sustained losses from continuing o...


Survey: 38% paying minimum wage will lay off workers if wage increased

March 19, 2014

If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers that currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost, according to a survey released today by Express Employment Professionals.Among...


Silicon Valley area posts highest wage

March 19, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large U.S. county areas in the third quarter of 2013, but its neighbor, San Mateo County, posted the largest year-over-year increase, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Santa Clara County, home of Silicon Valle...


TechServe names board of directors

March 19, 2014

TechServe Alliance today publicly announced its board of directors. TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT staffing firms, solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.2014 board members include: Chairperson: Chris Walters, vice president, consulting services, Levi, Ray & Sho...


EEOC sues staffing firm, alleges disability discrimination

March 18, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. violated federal law when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis­sion charged in a lawsuit it announced yesterday.Staffing Industry Analysts ranks Maxim as the fifth-largest healthcare sta...