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Rhode Island posts highest jobless rates

March 17, 2014

Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in January at 9.2 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Illinois followed, both at 8.7 percent, and California was next at 8.1 percent.North Dakota posted the lowest unemploym...


Staffing Stream: Five cheap recruitment tactics

March 17, 2014

While you’re ultimately judged on the performance of a candidate, fancy recruitment tactics aren’t always plausible, which is what stops many hiring leaders from finding those hidden gems, writes Ashley Mosley in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Mosley, community engagement manager of InternMat...


Background check firms sign deal on automatic rejections in New York

March 14, 2014

Four background check companies signed agreements in New York State to avoid illegal hiring practices, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. The background check firms include HireRight Inc., First Advantage, General Information Services Inc. and Sterling Infosystems.Th...


Volt staffing revenue falls 17% amid lower demand at some large clients

March 14, 2014

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: VISI) reported staffing services revenue fell 17.3 percent in its fiscal first quarter to $392.3 million because of fewer contingent workers on assignment at a few large customers who experienced lower demand levels. Staffing services gross margin was 13.0 p...


Employment services price index rises

March 14, 2014

The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 2.2 percent in February compared to the same month a year ago, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index was at a level of 130.6 in February, up from 127.8 in February 2013.Producer price indexes t...


OSHA releases bulletin on temp worker requirements

March 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an educational resource that focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint, or dual, employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.The bullet...


CFO survey finds confidence rising

March 14, 2014

U.S. chief financial officers are considerably more confident now than they were toward the end of 2013, according to the quarterly CFO Outlook Survey conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. While CFOs continue to be concerned about healthc...


People: ZRG, Judge, Search Group, B. E. Smith, Korn Ferry

March 14, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from ZRG Partners, The Judge Group, SEARCH Group Partners, B. E. Smith and Korn Ferry.Executive search and human capital management firm ZRG Partners Inc. brought...


Adecco’s largest shareholder sells 16% stake in $2.5 billion deal

March 13, 2014

Adecco S.A.’s largest shareholder, the Jacobs group, sold a 16 percent stake in the staffing giant, the company announced today. The placement of 30.2 million shares was sold at a price of 71.50 Swiss francs (US$81.56) per share for a total of 2.16 billion Swiss francs (US$2.46 billion).The Jacob...


OSHA cites food manufacturer, staffing provider

March 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Schwan’s Global Supply Chain Inc., which manufactures frozen foods sold under brand names including Red Baron pizza and Mrs. Smith’s desserts, for 32 serious safety and health violations at its Atlanta facility. OS...