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People: B. E. Smith, Vector, Korn Ferry, Lucas Group, AC Lordi

February 13, 2015

Lenexa, Kan.-based B. E. Smith, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare, named Lisa Carr senior VP, talent strategies. Carr previously was vice president of talent acquisition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York.Vector Technical Resources, an IT staffing firm servicing the W...


Next Daily News is Tuesday

February 13, 2015

The Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish Monday because of the Presidents’ Day holiday. The next issue publishes Tuesday.


Apple ends recruitment fees for workers at foreign factories

February 12, 2015

Apple Inc. will no longer allow foreign contract workers at suppliers’ factories to be charged recruitments fees, and the technology company announced it recouped $3.96 million in 2014 in excessive recruitment fees charged to workers, according to the company’s recently released "Supplier Re...


IT jobs up 0.4% in US, TechServe Alliance reports

February 12, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.4% in January to more than 4.8 million, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association for IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms.On a year-over-year basis, the number of IT jobs rose 4.7% in the US for a total addition of 216...


Corporate Resource Services gets CRO to oversee sale, audit committee resigns

February 12, 2015

Corporate Resource Services (NASD: CRRS) appointed a chief restructuring officer to oversee a possible sale of the company under an agreement with funder Wells Fargo, according to filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Corporate Resource Services’ CFO and several boa...


TriNet’s employment index up 12% over year

February 12, 2015

The TriNet SMBeat employment index rose 1.1% in January to 182 from 180 in December. The index is up 12% compared to January 2014.The hiring rate index edged down to 68 from 69 in December, while the termination rate index slipped to 54 from 56.“The January SMBeat Employment Index indicates that...


Jobless claims average falls, total claims rise 25,000

February 12, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 3,250 to a total of 289,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 293,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


Beware the urge to counteroffer — Staffing Stream

February 12, 2015

Losing a key employee can spell misery for anyone who runs a recruiting firm, writes Tony Lee in The Staffing Stream. However, Lee, chief alliance officer of Adicio and publisher of CareerCast and the Jobs Rated report, warns against making a counteroffer to keep that employee on board since that...


Kforce revenue rises 13%, posts Q4 net income

February 11, 2015

Kforce Inc. (NASD: KFRC) reported fourth-quarter revenue rose 13.0%. The Tampa, Fla.-based professional staffing provider reported net income of $8.9 million compared to a net loss of $8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. The fourth quarter of 2013 had included a $14.5 million charge related to g...


Select Staffing completes EmployBridge acquisition

February 11, 2015

The Select Family of Staffing Companies’ $410 million acquisition of EmployBridge is complete, Morgan Stanley Global Private Equity announced. Select ranked as the 10th-largest US staffing and talent engagement firm, and EmployBridge ranked as the 17th-largest. Both companies also rank on the lis...