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OSHA cites soap manufacturer, staffing provider

April 29, 2015

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Marietta Corp., a soap and shampoo manufacturer, for exposing employees to chemical and fire hazards. Select Staffing, which provided the manufacturer with temporary employees, was also cited for chemical-related haz...


Las Vegas metro area posts highest jobless rate in March

April 29, 2015

The Las Vegas metropolitan area posted the highest unemployment rate in March, 7.2%, among all large metropolitan areas with populations of 1 million or more, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.The lowest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in March was found in the Austin-R...


Canadian consumer confidence falls in April, pessimistic outlook on future job prospects

April 29, 2015

The Conference Board of Canada’s consumer confidence index fell 13.6 points to 94.7 in April (2014 = 100), following a rebound in March.“Relative to last month, Canadians were more pessimistic about their current and future finances, their willingness to make a major purchase, and future job pros...


Correction

April 29, 2015

The “acquisition price” of ¥4.8 billion as disclosed by Recruit Co. Ltd. in the acquisition of Atterro represents the equity value of Atterro shares, according to Michael Manser of Advantage Resourcing America Inc., the Recruit division that is acquiring the firm. However, the total acquisition p...


Advantage to acquire Atterro

April 28, 2015

Advantage Resourcing America Inc., a division of Recruit Co. Ltd., announced plans to acquire Minneapolis-based provider Atterro Inc.An acquisition price of ¥4.8 billion as disclosed by Recruit, the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, represents t...


Heidrick exec search revenue rises in Americas, Asia Pacific

April 28, 2015

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII) reported net revenue rose 3.6% in the first quarter to $115.2 million. Executive search and leadership consulting revenue rose 12.0% in the Americas and 10.1% in Asia Pacific, but fell 25.0% in Europe. In constant curr...


Ciber Q4 revenue up 1% in constant currency, restructuring continues

April 28, 2015

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood, Colo.-based IT staffing and solutions firm, reported revenue rose 1% in constant currency in the first quarter to $202.0 million; however, it was down 7% in US dollars.The company also posted restructuring charges of $100,000 in the first quarter. Ciber began...


Consumer confidence retreats in April

April 28, 2015

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for the US declined in April to a reading of 95.2 (1985=100), following a March reading of 101.3, The Conference Board announced today.“Consumer confidence, which had rebounded in March, gave back all of the gain and more in April,” said Lynn Franc...


Brilliant names president

April 28, 2015

Brilliant, a staffing firm targeting the accounting, finance and IT sectors, named Jeff Mariola as president of the company, effective immediately. He takes over the role from President and CEO Jim Wong, who remains as CEO.Brilliant has grown 250% since 2013, according to the company.“Our growth...


CTG net income falls 60% in Q1, revenue edges down slightly

April 28, 2015

CTG (NASD: CTG), a Buffalo, N.Y.-based information technology services company, reported first-quarter revenue edged down 0.4% year over year to $97.5 million, just below midpoint of guidance. The company reported lower margins on healthcare solutions revenue and a shift in business mix to a high...