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People: Meador, Favorite, Faststream, Career Partners

August 22, 2014

Meador Staffing Services, a Pasadena, Texas-based staffing provider, announced several personnel changes. Valerie Smith, former Pearland, Texas, branch manager, is now training director for the entire company, working out of the corporate office in Pasadena. Clear Lake, Texas, Branch Manager Mich...


Twitter tops list of best companies for culture and values

August 22, 2014

Twitter employees are the most satisfied with the culture and values of their company, according to Glassdoor. The job search website announced its report on the top 25 companies for culture and values, which is based on workplace insights shared on the site by each company’s employees. The top 1...


Web: Wall Street’s ramping up search for overseas talent

August 22, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports banks in the U.S. are ramping up efforts to secure overseas talent, with requests for skilled worker visas up sharply at four of the five largest banks. To read the story, click here.


Staffing buyer satisfaction holds steady, workers less satisfied, study says

August 21, 2014

Staffing buyers' awareness of staffing firms increased while buyer use and satisfaction with staffing firms held steady, according to the 2014 Opportunities in Staffing report by CareerBuilder.com and the Inavero Institute for Service Research.The report also looked at workers and found that ...


Thumbtack raises $100 million in funding led by Google Capital

August 21, 2014

San Francisco-based Thumbtack, a startup that provides a network connecting consumers with service professionals, announced Google Capital is leading a $100 million round of funding in the company, with past investors Tiger Global Management, Sequoia Capital and Javelin Venture Partners also part...


Encore Medical Staffing franchise sites in South Carolina, Tennessee bought back

August 21, 2014

Southern Home Medical Inc. (OTC MARKET: SHOM) repurchased Encore Medical Staffing franchise operations in five markets in South Carolina and Tennessee. The markets include Florence, Columbia, and Charleston, S.C; and Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tenn.Terms included cash and stock, and the transact...


AMN appoints VP of education and professional advancement

August 21, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, hired Dr. Brenda Fischer as vice president of education and professional advancement. She will spearhead the Center for Professional Advancement.Fischer joined AMN in January as a consultant to develop strategy f...


US leading index rises in July

August 21, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in July for the sixth consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.9 percent in July to a reading of 103.3 (2004 = 100), following a 0.6 percent increase in June and a 0.6 percent increase in May.“The pace of economic activity remai...


US jobless claims average up 4,750; initial claims fall more than forecast

August 21, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 4,750 to a total of 300,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 296,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving av...


How well does your training program stand out to candidates? — Staffing Stream

August 21, 2014

Your training program for candidates can set you apart from the competition, writes Sean Pomeroy in The Staffing Stream. Pomeroy, CEO of Visibility Software, discusses the importance of effective and modern training programs. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues...