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General Employment receives fourth extension

June 12, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, received its fourth extension from the NYSE MKT LLC related to compliance with listing standards, the company announced.The NYSE granted the company a fourth extension of its impairment plan pe...


US jobless claims average rises by 4,750

June 12, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose by 4,750 in the week ended June 7 to 315,250 from the previous week’s revised figure of 310,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving average...


The psychology of online dating and recruiting — Staffing Stream

June 12, 2014

Today, single people judge each other based on the exact same Facebook profile that a recruiter would use to vet them, writes Brandon Metcalf in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Metcalf, COO and co-founder of Talent Rover, explores the shared research tools and shared intentions that mark the i...


Fastaff, U.S. Nursing owner taps former CHG exec as CEO

June 11, 2014

Healthcare Staffing Services LLC announced Allison Beer joined the company as CEO. Healthcare Staffing Services acquired Fastaff Travel Nursing and U.S. Nursing Corp. from Reliant Healthcare in February.Beer previously served as president of RN Network, a CHG Healthcare Services company based in...


Web: Amazon plans local services marketplace

June 11, 2014

Reuters reports Amazon.com Inc. plans to launch a test marketplace for local services later this year that will allow people to hire workers from babysitters to handymen to birthday clowns. To read the article, click here.


Census says US employment services revenue up 9%

June 11, 2014

The Census Bureau reported the U.S. employment services industry had revenue of $68.06 billion in the first quarter of 2014, based on seasonally adjusted estimates. That’s up 9.0 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013. First-quarter revenue rose 2.6 percent sequentially from the fourth qua...


Mexico hiring will be steady in Q3, ManpowerGroup survey says

June 11, 2014

Mexican employers continue to report steady hiring plans, according to the third-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).Among Mexican employers surveyed, 22 percent expect to increase their payrolls in the third quarter, 7 percent plan to make r...


AESC: Boards targeting sector-specific candidates

June 11, 2014

Changes in the business environment made it more difficult for search committees to build a board with the right skills, according to the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ 2014 BlueSteps Board Director Career Survey.Demand is increasing for board director candidates with sector-specifi...


Outlook for restaurant job growth hits two-year high

June 11, 2014

The outlook for continued restaurant job growth is increasingly optimistic, according to the National Restaurant Association’s May 2014 Tracking Survey. Twenty-five percent of restaurant operators said they expect to employ more people in six months than they did during the same period in the pre...


US job openings up

June 10, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in April rose 6.9 percent from March to 4.5 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — rose to 3.1 percent in April from...