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Tech firms tap H-1Bs despite challenges, controversy – Web

July 28, 2014

The Baltimore Sun newspaper reports technology companies are using H-1Bs despite the challenges and controversy surrounding the program. For the article, click here.

Elwood Staffing acquires Encore Staffing Services

July 25, 2014

Elwood Staffing purchased the assets of Encore Staffing Services, the commercial staffing division of Spencer Reed Group LLC. The transaction closed July 20; terms were not disclosed.The acquisition includes 12 Encore branch offices in metropolitan locations across the Midwest, West Coast and Nor...

American Express survey: 81% of US middle-market companies looking to hire

July 25, 2014

Hiring appears to be on the upswing at medium-sized enterprises, according to the inaugural American Express Survey of Mid-sized Companies. The survey found 81 percent plan to make an investment in human capital and hire staff over the next six months.Midsize companies are defined as having annua...

Temp, contract work leads to permanent jobs, ASA survey finds

July 25, 2014

Ninety-nine percent of temporary and contract employees who want permanent positions achieve this career objective, according to the American Staffing Association's 2014 ASA Staffing Employee Survey.Virtually all survey respondents indicated that securing a permanent job was important to them, an...

Most US workers do not earn their desired salary; $75,000 is tipping point, survey finds

July 25, 2014

Most U.S. workers are not earning what they want, according to a new CareerBuilder survey on salaries. Sixty-five percent of full-time U.S. workers say they do not currently earn their desired salary, while 35 percent do.The percentage of workers who say they earn their desired salary is positive...

People: Medical Doctor Associates, DLH, Maxim Healthcare, Judge Group, Continuum, Heidrick & Struggles, CTPartners, Hardesty, Oxford Global, Vaco, Frontline

July 25, 2014

Medical Doctor Associates appointed Frank Phillips as its new president. He replaces Jim Ginter, who left the company to pursue other opportunities. Phillips is the current president of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations and most recently was vice president of sales, oper...

Web: IRS issues updates on individual and employer mandate compliance

July 25, 2014

Kaiser Health News reports the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday posted drafts of forms that employers will have to fill out to comply with the requirement that they provide workers with health insurance. To read the story, click here.

TrueBlue revenue rises 7%

July 24, 2014

Industrial staffing firm TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) reported second-quarter revenue rose 7.3 percent year over year to $453.2 million. Net income was approximately $16.1 million in the second quarter, up 28.3 percent from $12.5 million in the same quarter last year.Gross margin at TrueBlue edged d...

Kelly appoints SVP of global solutions

July 24, 2014

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA), one of the world’s largest staffing firms, appointed Greg Barker as senior vice president of global solutions, responsible for all aspects of Kelly’s global sales process. Barker is based at Kelly Services’ headquarters in Troy, Mich., and will report direc...

Canada – Staffing index up 2%

July 24, 2014

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, rose to a reading of 112 in June, an increase of 2 percent year over year from a reading of 110 in June 2013. On a sequential basis, the June index value was up 4 percent from the May index value of 108.“So far in 2014, we hav...