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May 22, 2015

The next Staffing Industry Daily News will be on Tuesday, May 26, because of the Memorial Day holiday.

Contingents paid less, GAO report says; treat data with caution warns Labor Department

May 21, 2015

Contingent workers are paid 10.6% less per hour than standard workers, are more likely to be younger, Hispanic and have no high school degree, according to a report published by the US Government Accountability Office on Wednesday.“We found that compared to standard full-time workers, ‘core conti...

TrueBlue taps former Seaton CEO for expanded role

May 21, 2015

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) named Patrick Beharelle as president and chief operating officer effective immediately. Beharelle will now lead sales and operations across the company.Beharelle formerly served as CEO of Seaton before TrueBlue acquired it in June 2014. He joined TrueBlue in the acquisition a...

CTPartners to negotiate exclusively with DHR over possible sale to firm

May 21, 2015

The board of CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) received a nonbinding indication of interest from DHR International Inc. to acquire the firm. And CTPartners’ board agreed to negotiate exclusively with DHR for a set period of time to reach an agreement.DHR’s preliminary offer is belo...

Summer seasonal hiring to rise this year, survey says

May 21, 2015

This summer, 36% of employers are hiring seasonal workers, up 21% from 2008-2011, according to survey data released by CareerBuilder.In addition, 53% of employers plan to offer summer jobs that pay $15 or more per hour on average. And 72% of employers will pay their summer hires $10 or more per h...

Economy: US leading economic index, jobless claims

May 21, 2015

The Conference Board’s leading economic index for the US increased 0.7% in April to a level of 122.3 (2010 = 100) following a 0.4% increase in March and a 0.2% decline in February.“April’s sharp increase in the [leading economic index] seems to have helped stabilize its slowing trend, suggesting...

Why staffing needs to get smarter with suppliers — Staffing Stream

May 21, 2015

Staffing businesses are very good at the supply side of supplier-buyer relationships, Jodi Hon, president of MDT Holdings, writes in The Staffing Stream. It’s what they do best: quickly and capably supply talent to their clients (buyers). However, when you flip the equation around and put staffin...

Volt announces new board, committee assignments

May 20, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) yesterday announced the board composition and committee assignments following its annual meeting of shareholders held May 11.In March, Volt entered into an agreement with Glacier Peak Capital LLC and its affiliates to revamp its board. Glacier Peak...

BountyJobs reports average direct-hire fee up 6%

May 20, 2015

The average fee earned by direct hire firms operating through BountyJobs rose 6.3% in 2014 to $22,113, online jobs marketplace BountyJobs announced in its new 2015 Direct Hire Agency Benchmarking report.However, the average fees paid as a portion of direct-hire salaries are becoming stable at an...

Los Angeles goes for $15 minimum wage

May 20, 2015

Staffing firms with operations in Los Angeles may soon have to pay more. The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 for large businesses and by 2021 for smaller businesses, according to news reports.Los Angeles is the largest US city to raise its...