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US jobless claims average falls by 3,750

June 19, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,750 in the week ended June 14 to 311,750 from the previous week’s revised figure of 315,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving averag...


California counties post highest wage, largest increase

June 19, 2014

San Mateo County, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large U.S. county areas in the fourth quarter of 2013, while Santa Cruz, Calif., posted the largest year-over-year increase, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.San Mateo County posted an average weekly wage...


Job satisfaction highest since recession, but historically low

June 19, 2014

U.S. workers have the highest job satisfaction levels since the beginning of the Great Recession but a majority continue to be unhappy at work, according to a survey by The Conference Board.The report found that 47.7 percent of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, an increase compared to 47.3...


Three ways to diversify your client base — Staffing Stream

June 19, 2014

While staying within your niche is a good strategy, your recruiting firm will be stronger if you diversify your client base, writes Phil McCutchen in a new post in The Staffing Stream. McCutchen, marketing manager at Bond US, discusses three ways to diversify your staffing company’s client base....


Beeline partners with European VMS

June 18, 2014

Vendor management system provider Beeline formally announced a strategic partnership with Pixid, a European-based VMS provider, that will provide a solution for French and multinational companies who source and manage non-employees in France. It will also allow Pixid customers in France to expand...


Artech acquires Pacific Northwest-based staffing firm

June 18, 2014

Artech Information Systems LLC, a multi-national staffing and professional services, acquired professional services firm Vega Consulting LLC.Bellevue, Wash.-based Vega provides consulting and staff augmentation services primarily to large, publicly-traded organizations in the Pacific Northwest.Ve...


Cumberland Consulting Group makes West Coast acquisition

June 18, 2014

Cumberland Consulting Group, a national healthcare technology implementation and project management firm that also provides specialized staffing support services, acquired the assets of Seattle-based Cipe Consulting Group LLC.The transaction closed June 13; terms were not disclosed.“Cipe is well-...


52% of North American IT firms to raise headcount

June 18, 2014

More than half of IT organizations are increasing IT staff headcount this year, and headcount will be increased by 1.0 percent at the median, according to the Computer Economics’ annual IT spending and staffing benchmarks study. The survey collects data from more than 200 IT organizations in the...


Google tops list of in-demand employers

June 18, 2014

Google topped LinkedIn’s list of 50 companies that its more than 109 million American and Canadian members want to work for. The list was announced yesterday in New York at the InDemand 2014 event.The top-10 companies are: Google Apple Amazon.com Facebook Salesforce.com Disney Nike Micro...


Most job seekers moderately confident

June 18, 2014

Most job seekers, 68 percent, feel at least moderately confident in finding a new job even though 72 percent feel that it is more challenging to find a job now then it was a year ago, according to survey results released today by Monster Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: MWW).The survey details workplace fru...