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Getting H1-B took longer than building Instagram — staffing quote of the week

April 14, 2015

“It took less time to build Instagram than it did for me to get my work visa,” BloombergBusiness quoted Instagram co-creator and Brazil native Mike Krieger as saying. He added, “Lotterying it out year after year, basing it on timing — as a software engineer, it feels wrong. It’s like applying a r...


Man sues Amazon, staffing firm over background checks

April 13, 2015

A South Carolina man sued Amazon and staffing provider Staff Management | SMX claiming rejection for a “puller” job at Amazon based on results of a background check despite not receiving a copy of the report or a summary of rights, according to court records. The Fair Credit Reporting Act require...


Chartwell sells M&A unit

April 13, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Pa., sold its mergers and acquisitions unit, Chartwell Business Advisors, to BCP Ventures Inc.BCP Ventures CEO Betty Pickett made the announcement; details of the transaction were not released.Chartwell in mid-March assumed con...


NY Attorney General requests info about ‘on-call shifts’

April 13, 2015

New York State Office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter Friday to 13 retailers requesting information and documents regarding “on-call shifts.” According to the letter, the Attorney General’s office has received reports that a growing number of employers, particularly in th...


Healthcare staffing firm says medical lab tech is top job searched

April 13, 2015

Medical laboratory technician ranked as the top medical job searched in March on the website of healthcare staffing firm Aureus Medical Group, the company reported.The top medical jobs searched include physical therapy jobs, positions in the medical laboratory, and travel nursing jobs in the oper...


How to hold on to top talent — Staffing Stream

April 13, 2015

In today’s competitive job market, job seekers have the upper hand as companies scramble to find and retain top talent, writes Jay Houston in The Staffing Stream. Houston, president of the finance and accounting practice at Addison Group, discusses a survey that sheds light on how companies can e...


Electronics group bans recruitment fees to workers

April 10, 2015

An association of global electronics companies voted to prohibit the charging of recruitment fees to workers, either by recruiters or directly by employers. The Electronics Industry Citizenship Council said excessive recruitment fees can lead to forced labor, trapping workers in debt to the...


Caldwell Partners revenue up 30%

April 10, 2015

The Caldwell Partners (TSX: CWL.TO), a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US, reported revenue rose 30% year over year to C$11.9 million (US$9.5 million) in its fiscal second quarter ended Feb. 28.US revenue rose 19% from the second quarter of 2014 (6% excluding...


TSR revenue rises 17%

April 10, 2015

Information technology staffing provider TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 17.2% year over year to $14.2 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28. The Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported net loss attributable to TSR narrowed to $85,000 from $91,000 in the prior-year’s third qua...


Canada adds 28,700 jobs in March; growth is in part-time employment

April 10, 2015

Employment in Canada rose by 28,700 in March from February, driven by gains in part-time work, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs fell by 28,200 while part-time jobs rose by 56,800.Total employment in Canada was approximately...