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US jobless claims average falls; total claims near 14-year low

September 18, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 4,750 to a total of 299,500 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 304,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...


Former Randstad US Professionals president, CFO begin IT staffing firm

September 18, 2014

Curate Partners, a Boston-based IT consulting and staffing firm, was launched this month by Daniel Foley and Ron Fuccillo, two staffing industry veterans.Foley, Curate’s founder and CEO, had served as president of Randstad US Professionals from 2008 to 2013. Foley had also served as CEO of Sapphi...


Closing staffing industry perception gaps — Staffing Stream

September 18, 2014

In the post-recession era, thousands of businesses and millions of job candidates are being introduced to staffing firms for the first time, but adjusting to and meeting expectations has proven a challenge, writes Eric Gilpin in The Staffing Stream. Gilpin is president of CareerBuilder’s staffing...


Raleigh, N.C., headlines top 10 cities for accounting and finance jobs

September 17, 2014

Raleigh, N.C., is the top city to find finance and accounting jobs, according to Accounting Principals. The finance and accounting staffing firm compiled the list based on internal data from its regional branch network across the U.S. The list is based on year-over-year job placement growth, as w...


Web: Some Kansas City schools turn to staffing firm

September 17, 2014

The Kansas City Star reports on a trend in which substitute teachers — who had been hired and paid by public school districts in the past — are now employed by Kelly Educational Staffing. To read the story, click here.


Forecast: US temporary staffing industry to grow 5%

September 17, 2014

The U.S. temporary staffing industry will grow 5 percent in 2014 and 6 percent in 2015 to reach a market size of $115.0 billion in 2015, according to the “U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2014 Update” released by Staffing Industry Analysts.The U.S. place and search industry will expand...


UPS to hire up to 95,000 holiday workers; FedEx to bring aboard 50,000

September 17, 2014

UPS (NYSE: UPS) expects to hire between 90,000 and 95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that begins in October and continues through January 2015. Last year, the company in October expected to hire 55,000 seasonal workers.The seasonal positions...


Day & Zimmermann names CIO

September 17, 2014

Day & Zimmermann named Vice President of IT Applications and Business Integration Sankara “Vishi” Viswanathan as senior vice president and chief information officer of the company. He replaces former CIO Anthony Bosco, who last week was appointed president of Yoh, its U.S.-based staffing firm...


CEO estimate of GDP flat, hiring plans fall

September 17, 2014

CEOs expect 2014 gross domestic product growth of 2.4 percent, roughly the same as last quarter’s estimate of 2.3 percent, according to the Business Roundtable’s third-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. However, plans for capital expenditures, hiring and sales all decreased relative to the...


TeamHealth names new COO

September 16, 2014

Team Health Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), the seventh-largest U.S. healthcare staffing provider, appointed Oliver Rogers as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Sept. 15. Rogers previously served as the organization's president of hospital based services. He takes over the...