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US leading index’s pace of growth moderates

February 19, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.2% in January to a reading of 121.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.4% increase in December and a 0.3% increase November.“The US leading economic index increased again in January, but its pace of growth has moderated in recent months,” said Atam...


Survey finds 47% of engineers seeking new jobs

February 19, 2015

Increased pay is the top consideration for American engineers seeking a new job, while electrical engineers are in greatest demand by the country’s employers, according to the Engineering Talent Supply and Demand survey released today by Experis, a division of ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN).The survey...


Jobless claims average falls, total claims decline beats forecast

February 19, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 6,500 to a total of 283,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 289,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decr...


Part 2: Tech tools recruiters need — Staffing Stream

February 19, 2015

Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience, rounds out his list of tools recruiters need to land the best candidates.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are discussed. Our ecosystem includes a range of thought leaders — such as executives at...


Employment services producer price index rises

February 18, 2015

The US producer price index for employment services rose 2.4% in January compared to the same month a year ago to a level of 107.6, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics that was not seasonally adjusted. The employment services industry includes employment placemen...


General Employment revenue falls 10% in fiscal Q1

February 18, 2015

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, reported net revenue fell 10.4% to $9.7 million in the company’s 2015 first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31. The company’s net loss widened, but gross margin improved.The company said the decline...


VMS provider MedAssets names new CEO

February 18, 2015

MedAssets Inc. (NASD: MDAS), a vendor management system provider in the healthcare space, on Tuesday announced R. Halsey Wise has been appointed chairman and CEO effective immediately. He takes over from John Bardis, who is retiring for personal reasons due to family health issues.Wise served as...


MSX International promotes exec to CFO

February 18, 2015

MSX International promoted Sam Del Mar to VP and CFO of its global operations, responsible for managing and implementing the company’s financial strategy worldwide. The promotion took effect Jan. 1.Del Mar replaced former CFO Mike Muraske, who is now VP of MSXI’s staffing business.Based...


Canadian staffing index posts decline in January

February 18, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 98 in January, a decrease of 6% from the reading of 104 in January 2014. The index fell 3% sequentially from the December index value of 101.“Throughout 2014, we observed a trend of modest year-over-year d...


Survey finds 36% of oil and gas execs to lower headcount in 2015

February 18, 2015

Headcount reductions are expected in the oil and gas industry this year, according to a survey by retained executive search firm Pearson Partners International. The survey of senior oil and gas executives found 36% expect lower headcount in 2015. That compares with about 22% who expect to gr...