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Web: Contract workers changing face of manufacturing

March 17, 2014

A Washington Post story reports the number of temporary workers in Tennessee rose to 80,990 in 2012 from 51,867 in 2009 and looks at contingent workers at a Nissan factory in Tennessee. For the story, click here.


Staffing provider C&A names new CFO

March 17, 2014

C&A Industries Inc. named Mike Sveum as chief financial officer. C&A is the parent company of specialized staffing firms Aureus Group, Aureus Medical Group, AurStaff and Celebrity Staff.Sveum replaces Tom Hansen, who assumed a new role within the organization.Sveum previously served in va...


AMN investing $5 million in telepharmacy firm

March 17, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm, is making a $5 million investment in telepharmacy provider PipelineRx. The firm offers a telepharmacy service and technology solutions to help hospitals provide cost-efficient pharmacist coverage 24 hours a day....


Mexico leading index declines

March 17, 2014

The Conference Board leading economic index for Mexico fell 0.8 percent in January, with widespread declines among its components, the organization reported. The leading index now stands at 122.5 (2004=100). The leading index had fallen 0.2 percent in December.The LEI for Mexico has now declined...


Rhode Island posts highest jobless rates

March 17, 2014

Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in January at 9.2 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Illinois followed, both at 8.7 percent, and California was next at 8.1 percent.North Dakota posted the lowest unemploym...


Staffing Stream: Five cheap recruitment tactics

March 17, 2014

While you’re ultimately judged on the performance of a candidate, fancy recruitment tactics aren’t always plausible, which is what stops many hiring leaders from finding those hidden gems, writes Ashley Mosley in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Mosley, community engagement manager of InternMat...


Background check firms sign deal on automatic rejections in New York

March 14, 2014

Four background check companies signed agreements in New York State to avoid illegal hiring practices, the New York State Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. The background check firms include HireRight Inc., First Advantage, General Information Services Inc. and Sterling Infosystems.Th...


Volt staffing revenue falls 17% amid lower demand at some large clients

March 14, 2014

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (OTCBB: VISI) reported staffing services revenue fell 17.3 percent in its fiscal first quarter to $392.3 million because of fewer contingent workers on assignment at a few large customers who experienced lower demand levels. Staffing services gross margin was 13.0 p...


Employment services price index rises

March 14, 2014

The U.S. producer price index for employment services rose 2.2 percent in February compared to the same month a year ago, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The index was at a level of 130.6 in February, up from 127.8 in February 2013.Producer price indexes t...


OSHA releases bulletin on temp worker requirements

March 14, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an educational resource that focuses on compliance with safety and health requirements when temporary workers are employed under the joint, or dual, employment of a staffing agency and a host employer.The bullet...