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H-1B visas for temporary skilled workers could go fast this year

March 10, 2014

Experts expect strong demand for H-1B visas that are used to bring in foreign temporary skilled workers — especially IT workers. Annual caps limit the amount of available H-1B visas available each year. And those caps could be reached within a week of the opening of this year’s filing period for...


Employment trends index signals solid job growth

March 10, 2014

The Conference Board’s employment trends index increased in February to a reading of 116.39, up from January’s downwardly revised reading of 115.99. The February reading is up 4.4 percent from the same month a year ago.“February’s job report and the ongoing improvement in the Employment Trends In...


Counterpoint: The VMS/MSP debate

March 10, 2014

Two different view on vendor management systems and managed service providers in the locums tenens space are argued in Staffing Industry Review magazine’s Counterpoint column by Bob Livonius of AMN Healthcare Services Inc. and Melissa Byington of CompHealth. To read the article, click here.


Staffing Stream: Deal Hibernation

March 10, 2014

Like a bear taking a long winter’s nap, it’s common that a deal goes into its own version of hibernation, writes Scott Wintrip in The Staffing Stream. Wintrip, president of the Wintrip Consulting Group and StaffingU, discusses how to manage the sales process when a shift in priorities puts the sa...


U.S. adds 24,000 temp jobs in February

March 7, 2014

The U.S. added 24,400 temporary employment services jobs in February, according to seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And the temporary penetration rate — temporary help jobs divided by total nonfarm employment — rose to 2.03 percent in February from 2.02 in Januar...


Korn Ferry fee revenue rises 20%

March 7, 2014

Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY) fee revenue rose 20 percent to a total of $242.2 million in the company’s fiscal third quarter ended Jan. 31. On a constant currency basis, fee revenue rose 21 percent at the Los Angeles-based executive search and leadership consulting firm.Excluding the December 2012 acqui...


Canadian employment falls by 7,000 jobs in February

March 7, 2014

Canadian employment was little changed in February with the number of jobs falling by 7,000 from the previous month to a total of approximately 17.79 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 18,900, but that was mo...


Massachusetts staffing, cleaning firm must pay $1 million

March 7, 2014

A Massachusetts firm that provides staffing and contract cleaning services must pay more than $1 million to 149 low-wage workers following a consent judgment in U.S. District Court, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.In addition, Ward’s Cleaning Service Inc. of Peabody, Mass., must p...


Web: New Hampshire bill takes aim at staffing firms

March 7, 2014

The New Hampshire Business Review reports that the state is considering a new law covering temporary staffing firms based on a similar law in Massachusetts. New Hampshire’s proposed law; however, would go further than its neighbor’s. To read the story, click here.


People: TRC, Resources Global, Egon Zehnder …

March 7, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from TRC Staffing Services, Resources Global Professionals, Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Versique, hrQ and Nectir Inc.TRC Staffing Services Inc. appoin...