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Paychex revenue rises 7% in fiscal Q2

December 22, 2015

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a provider of payroll services and PEO services, reported revenue rose 7% to $722.4 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30.

PEO revenue is included in Paychex’s human resource services segment, which reported an 11% increase to $283.9 million in the second quarter....

New GDP estimate for US reflects slight downward revision

December 22, 2015

US real GDP rose in the third quarter at an annual rate of 2.0%, according to the third estimate issued today by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. The new estimate revises an earlier, “second,” estimate of 2.1%.

GDP increased 3.9% in the second quarter.

Bloomberg reports today’s estimate exceeded...

ASA index up over week, but falls over year

December 22, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of Dec. 7 to Dec. 13 rose 1.10% from the previous week. However, the index was down 3.95% from the same week last year.

The index value was 103.29 and remained above an average of 100 for the third...

Recruit Holding’s plan for growth — Staffing quote of the week

December 22, 2015

“Recruit’s midterm vision is to become the world leader in human resources by around 2020, in terms of number of positions filled,” Recruit Holdings Chairman and CEO Masumi Minegishi said in comments today. “To achieve this, we are seeking to grow our business platforms in Japan and abroad organically...

Next Daily News on Monday

December 22, 2015

The next North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News publishes on Monday, Dec. 28. Happy holidays!

Kelly Services moves exec to CFO role

December 21, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) announced it is moving Olivier Thirot to the position of CFO from his current post as acting CFO effective Jan. 1.

Thirot assumed the role of acting CFO in March following the departure of Patricia Little, who stepped down as the company’s executive VP and CFO to join...

Adecco Group names Walmart Asia exec as new HR officer

December 21, 2015

Adecco Group, the world’s largest staffing firm, appointed Shanthi Flynn as chief human resources officer and a member of the executive committee, effective March 1. She will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Current CHRO Mark De Smedt will take on the role of regional head of Northern Europe effective...

Canadian staffing index post year-over-year decline in November

December 21, 2015

The Canadian staffing index fell in November, continuing a trend of moderate year-over-year declines. The index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 108 in November, down from a reading of 111 in November 2014.

”Throughout 2015 we have observed a trend of moderate year-over-year...

Alabama firm to pay $5 million to guest workers

December 21, 2015

A Mobile, Ala., ship building and repair company will pay an estimated $5 million to 476 Indian guest workers to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced Friday.

According to the lawsuit, Signal International...

Firm lists top legal challenges for employers in 2016

December 21, 2015

XpertHR, a provider of legal information to employers, listed some of the scariest legal challenges employers will face in 2016.

“From providing paid sick leave to extending equal rights and benefits to same-sex partners, employers must comply with new obligations,” said XpertHR Legal Editor Beth...