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Randstad taps Robert Half exec for group president role

July 9, 2015

Randstad US appointed Kathryn Bolt as group president of Randstad Professionals and Tatum business lines, effective July 7. Prior to joining Randstad, Bolt was senior district president for Robert Half Canada, which for more than a decade also included a US-based operation.Bolt replaces Rebecca H...


Upwork shuttering Elance platform

July 9, 2015

Upwork will wind down the Elance platform over the next several months, the online staffing provider announced in a blog post.In early August, new customers will no longer be able to register for Elance and the company in September will begin to limit the ability to post new jobs on Elance. Custo...


Alluvion Staffing acquires two Florida firms

July 9, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Alluvion Staffing acquired Reichard Staffing and RDW Professional Staffing, increasing its footprint in the Northeast Florida region.The transaction closed June 30; terms were not disclosed. The deal increases Alluvion’s revenue by more than 50%.Alluvion Staffing mostly h...


Philadelphia firm, staffing providers to pay $1.45 million

July 9, 2015

A Philadelphia direct mail and printing company and its staffing providers will pay $1.45 million in back wages and damages following a consent judgment in US District Court, the US Department of Labor announced today.Direct mail processor ICS Corp., staffing provider New Century Integrity Corp.,...


HW Staffing Solutions acquires Albany firm

July 9, 2015

Massachusetts-based HW Staffing Solutions, a commercial staffing company, acquired S&B Staffing, an office services staffing company located in Albany, N.Y. The transaction closed on June 22; terms were not disclosed.The acquisition was announced by S&B’s intermediary Betty Pickett,...


Jobless claims average up, total claims highest since February

July 9, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 4,500 last week to a total of 279,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decrease...


CEO confidence edges up in Q2

July 8, 2015

CEO confidence edged up in the second quarter after declining in the first quarter. The Conference Board’s and PwC Network’s measure of CEO confidence rose to a level of 58 in the second quarter from 57 in the first quarter.A reading of more than 50 reflects more positive than negative responses....


OSHA fines furniture manufacturer, staffing provider

July 8, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Sterling Seating Inc., a New Jersey furniture manufacturer, for exposing employees to multiple hazards and for multiple safety violations. On Target Staffing, which provided the manufacturer with temporary employees,...


NLRB invites comments on including contract labor in bargaining units

July 8, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday invited interested parties to file briefs on whether it should permit bargaining units comprised of both regular employees and temporary workers provided by a staffing agency. The issue is pending before the NLRB in the case of Miller & Ander...


HR is ‘new frontier’ for data science applications, CEO survey finds

July 8, 2015

In a complex post-recession job market with a growing talent gap, top executives are relying more on recruitment and HR leaders for innovative business strategies grounded in data, according to a new CareerBuilder survey of US CEOs.The survey found 90% of CEOs said it’s important for HR leaders t...