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Insperity revenue up 10% in Q1

May 1, 2015

Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP), the largest PEO in the US, reported revenue rose 9.8% in the first quarter to $699.5 million. (US$ thousands) Q1 2015 Q1 2014 % growth Revenue $699,479 $636,999 9.8% Gross profit $129,860 $106,176 22.3% Gross margin...


Wide performance gap among IT and engineering staffing firms, TechServe report finds

May 1, 2015

Financial performance varied widely among IT and engineering firms in 2014, according to the recently released 2015 TechServe Alliance operating practices report. “High-performing” firms grew revenue by 11.2% year over year in 2014, just slightly off the 2013 pace of 12.4%.  However, the “ty...


ISM manufacturing index growth holds steady at two-year low

May 1, 2015

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for US manufacturing remained at a reading of 51.5 in April. It’s the same reading as in March and the lowest rate since May 2013, Bloomberg reported. The reading indicates continued expansion, and at the same pace as March. Readings...


Occupational therapist tops ASA hard-to-fill list

May 1, 2015

Occupational therapist is the hardest occupation to fill in the US for the 12 months ended March 2015, according to The American Staffing Association’s skills gap index, a quarterly index that tracks hard-to-fill occupations in the US.The list of top 10 hardest-to-fill occupations also changed du...


People: General Employment, PrideStaff, Favorite Healthcare, Lucas, Heidrick, Isaacson

May 1, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, added Kathleen Elston to its professional services management team as VP field operations. She plans to develop a finance and accounting staffing solutions group within existing offices and exp...


Randstad Q1 revenue up 6% on organic basis

April 30, 2015

Randstad Holding nv, the world’s second-largest staffing firm and the third-largest in the US, reported first-quarter revenue rose 6% year over year to €4.43 billion (US$4.81 billion) on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of currencies, acquisitions, disposals and reclassifications.Reven...


On Assignment Q1 revenue up 6%, but weather and foreign currency impact earnings

April 30, 2015

On Assignment Inc. (NYSE: ASGN) reported revenue rose 5.7% in the first quarter to $430.0 million; it had estimated revenue of between $432.0 million to $439.0 million. The increase was 6.7% on a constant currency basis. The company reported revenues were adversely affected by $4.5 million t...


ADP reports PEO revenue up 15%

April 30, 2015

PEO revenue rose 15% at ADP (NASD: ADP) in the company’s fiscal third quarter ended March 31. Average worksite employees paid by PEO services rose 13% in the quarter to approximately 369,000.The Roseland, N.J.-based company provides other services, including paycheck processing. Total revenue ros...


Kelly appoints senior VP of global solutions

April 30, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced Myke Hawkins joined the company as senior VP of global solutions, responsible for leading client development and account strategy across Kelly's global portfolio of centralized large accounts.Greg Barker, appointed to the same role in June, is no l...


Jobless claims average falls by 1,250, initial claims hit 15-year low

April 30, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,250 last week to a total of 283,750 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...