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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...


Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs

July 17, 2014

Microsoft Corp. will begin to reduce the size of its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs in the next year, according to a memo Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent to employees this morning. Nokia Devices and Services is expected to account for about 12,500 jobs, comprising both professional and f...


US jobless claims average at lowest level since 2007

July 17, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,000 in the week ended July 12 to 309,000 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 312,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level...


We all hate each other, and that’s good for the industry — The Staffing Stream

July 17, 2014

Staffing providers, for the most part, all look the same on the surface, writes Manish Karani in The Staffing Stream. The only thing that differentiates us from each other is our “competitiveness.” Karani, president and COO of ASK Staffing Inc., discusses harnessing this competitive spirit. To re...