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Freelance economy will change talent acquisition strategies — Staffing Stream

July 31, 2014

Freelancers, or independent contractors, are expected to become an integral part of comprehensive talent strategies, Jeff Leventhal, CEO of Work Market, writes in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the...


Randstad names new RPO president

July 30, 2014

Randstad Sourceright named Robert Lopes as the new president of recruitment process outsourcing. In this role, Lopes will lead the company’s RPO operations in North America.“Bob’s impressive credentials, including decades of experience in the HR field and proven ability to lead companies to succe...


GDP turns around in Q2, grows 4%

July 30, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 4.0 percent in the second quarter, according to an advance estimate released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The rate was much improved over the first quarter when real GDP fell 2.1 percent (a revised number based on the bur...


Impellam UK revenue up, North America revenue falls

July 30, 2014

Impellam Group plc, one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported revenue rose 3.5 percent in the first half of 2014 with its Impellam United Kingdom segment leading growth.Impellam United Kingdom revenue rose 10.5 percent. In comparison, Impellam North America revenue fell 2.3 percent when...


PEO, staffing services revenue rise at Barrett in Q2

July 30, 2014

PEO fee revenue jumped 17.3 percent at Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) in the second quarter. Staffing services revenue at the Vancouver, Wash.-based firm rose 9.2 percent. Quote“The growth in our business for the second quarter of 2014 is a direct result of BBSI’s continued brand mat...


ADP report: July job gain softer than June

July 30, 2014

Private sector employment rose by 218,000 jobs in July, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.“The July employment gain was softer than June, but remains consistent with a steadily improving j...


Motor City posts highest jobless rate in June

July 30, 2014

The Detroit metropolitan area posted the highest jobless rate among large metropolitan areas in June at 9.2 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest jobless rates among large metropolitan areas in June were found in Austin, Texas, at 4.4 percent...


Online advertised job vacancies fall by 15,500 in July

July 30, 2014

Online advertised job vacancies fell by 15,500 in July to 5.04 million, according to The Conference Board’s help wanted online data series.“Labor demand continues to be at historically high levels with employer demand running at about 5 million ads each month,” said Gad Levanon, director of macro...


Allied, advanced practice benchmarking survey opens

July 30, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Allied Health and Advanced Practice Benchmarking Survey is now open. This survey is for any company that provides temporary staffing of allied health or advanced practice (e.g., CRNA, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) workers. Companies that complete the su...


Ciber revenue falls, announces $24 million restructuring

July 29, 2014

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR) reported revenue fell 2.6 percent in the second quarter to $214.6 million with revenue from international operations down 3.6 percent. The Greenwood Village, Colo.-based IT solutions and staffing provider also announced a $24 million restructuring program and said second-qu...