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General Employment receives second listing notice extension

March 19, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, received a second extension from the NYSE MKT LLC related to compliance with listing standards.Stockholders equity is less than $4 million and the company has sustained losses from continuing o...


Survey: 38% paying minimum wage will lay off workers if wage increased

March 19, 2014

If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers that currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost, according to a survey released today by Express Employment Professionals.Among...


Silicon Valley area posts highest wage

March 19, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large U.S. county areas in the third quarter of 2013, but its neighbor, San Mateo County, posted the largest year-over-year increase, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Santa Clara County, home of Silicon Valle...


TechServe names board of directors

March 19, 2014

TechServe Alliance today publicly announced its board of directors. TechServe Alliance is a collaboration of IT staffing firms, solutions firms, clients, consultants and suppliers.2014 board members include: Chairperson: Chris Walters, vice president, consulting services, Levi, Ray & Sho...


EEOC sues staffing firm, alleges disability discrimination

March 18, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. violated federal law when it refused to hire an HIV-positive applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis­sion charged in a lawsuit it announced yesterday.Staffing Industry Analysts ranks Maxim as the fifth-largest healthcare sta...


Cross Country Healthcare revises Q4 earnings, net loss rises

March 18, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) Monday revised its unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 financial results. An adjustment increased the fourth-quarter net loss to $52.6 million from $35.2 million; the full-year net loss increased to $52.0 million from $34.6 million.The adjustment...


Canadian staffing index down over year

March 18, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 98 in February. The February reading is down 6 percent from the January index value of 104 and down 4 percent from a year-ago reading of 102.“The February [decline] from a year ago … suggests some softness...


Report: Hiring prospects to improve in Q2

March 18, 2014

Employers' hiring projections for the second quarter suggest marked gains in hiring prospects for all three non-management employee groups covered by the Bloomberg BNA's latest employment outlook survey. Additionally, layoff incidence and imminent reductions-in-force are at or near their lowest l...


Survey: Healthcare workers’ confidence down

March 18, 2014

Randstad’s healthcare employee confidence index fell in the fourth quarter. The index fell to a reading of 55.1 in the fourth quarter of 2013 from of 59.2 in the third quarter."Although confidence from the healthcare industry dipped in the fourth quarter, we see this as a temporary reflectio...


Quote of the week: California temp workers rights

March 18, 2014

“Current law is simply insufficient to protect workers’ rights in the shadows of the subcontracted economy,” the Santa Monica Lookout quoted Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-San Gabriel Valley), as saying in a story about California’s AB 1897, a bill he introduced to hold employers accountable f...