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From inquisition to interview — The Staffing Stream

July 21, 2014

Interviews could benefit from the interviewer taking a more inviting approach, writes Greg Rokos in The Staffing Stream. Rokos, who provides strategic direction for GreenJobInterview, discusses ways to improve the candidate experience. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog wh...

Resources Connection revenue up 12%

July 18, 2014

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 11.8 percent year over year (11.6 percent on a constant dollar basis) to $156.8 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31. Results for the quarter include an extra week of revenue; excluding the extra week’s revenue of approxima...

P2P Staffing revenue rises 42%

July 18, 2014

P2P Staffing Corp., a privately held, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based professional staffing company, reported revenue rose 42.4 percent year over year in the second quarter ended June 30 to $38.96 million from $27.35 million in the second quarter of last year.P2P delivers workforce solutions and prof...

US leading index rises in June

July 18, 2014

The U.S. leading economic index rose in June for the fifth consecutive month, The Conference Board reported today. The index rose 0.3 percent in June to a reading of 102.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in May, and a 0.3 percent increase in April.“Stronger consumer demand driven b...

Mississippi, Rhode Island post highest jobless rates

July 18, 2014

Mississippi and Rhode Island posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in June at 7.9 percent each, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Michigan followed at 7.7 percent and 7.5 percent respectively.North Dakota again posted the lowest unemploy...

People: Kelly, The Training Associates, Oxford Global, PrincetonOne, Korn Ferry, CTPartners

July 18, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s board of directors approved the appointment of Peter Quigley as a member of the board. Quigley is an active member of ASA, most recently serving as a member of its working group on Affordable Care Act issues. He is senior vice president and general counsel of K...

Web: TaskRabbit makes some workers hopping mad

July 18, 2014

The San Francisco Chronicle reports workers for TaskRabbit, the site for arranging odd jobs, are unhappy after the company last week overhauled how it matches workers with assignments for housecleaning, home repairs, errands and moving. To read the story, click here.

IT employment continues upward trajectory

July 17, 2014

The number of U.S. information technology jobs rose by 0.3 percent month over month in June to a total of approximately 4.66 million, the TechServe Alliance reported. The number was up 3.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.In addition, the number of engineering jobs in the U.S. rose 0.3 percent m...

List ranks fastest-growing US staffing firms

July 17, 2014

InGenesis, EHD Corp. and ALKU topped the 2014 list of fastest-growing staffing firms now released by Staffing Industry Analysts. InGenesis, which ranked second in 2013, topped the list this year with a 132.7 percent compound annual growth rate, up from 116.1 percent in last year’s report. InGenes...

Labor Ready agrees to train staff on prevailing wage rates

July 17, 2014

Labor Ready agreed to implement a nationwide program to train its job placement employees about laws that require payment of at least the “prevailing wage” rates to workers on public work projects, including construction or maintenance of public buildings, the New York Attorney General’s office a...