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OSHA cites Georgia staffing buyer, not staffing firms

April 10, 2015

Staffing buyer North American Container Corp. a wood crate manufacturer in Adairsville, Ga., was cited for eight safety and health violations with proposed penalties of $59,400, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced. The company makes crates and corrugated boxes for lawn...


People: Volt, Healthcare IT Leaders, Randstad, Futurestep, Caldwell and more

April 10, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) named Bryan Berndt as controller and chief accounting officer, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Berndt most recently served as controller and chief accounting officer at Reader’s Digest Association Inc. Volt’s ne...


Korn Ferry says it fired exec for allegedly soliciting escorts — Web

April 10, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reports Korn Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) in a court filing late Thursday said it fired Robert Damon, who was executive chairman of the Americas until his dismissal in January, for allegedly using his company email address to solicit escorts and distribute photogra...


Resources Connection revenue up 10%

April 9, 2015

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 10.6% year over year to $146.8 million in its fiscal third quarter ended Feb. 28.The prior year’s quarter included the Thanksgiving holiday. The company estimates the revenue impact of the Thanksgiving holiday shift was approximately $4...


IT jobs in US increase by 0.3% during March

April 9, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in March from February to almost 4.8 million, according to the TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry.On a year-over-year basis, the number of IT jobs rose 5.1% in the US, adding 234,70...


One-fifth of employers unknowingly asked an illegal interview question

April 9, 2015

When it comes to drawing the line between what is and isn’t appropriate to ask a job candidate, the parameters aren’t always clear, according to a new CareerBuilder survey released today. The survey found 20% of hiring managers indicated they have asked a question in a job interview only to find...


Favorable outlook for summer workers

April 9, 2015

Employers predict an increase in total hires and wages from last summer, according to the 2015 Summer Hiring Survey by Snagajob, a job portal for hourly workers. The survey found 78% of employers expect to hire the same amount, or more, of summer employees as last year.Of employers who plan to hi...


Survey says 63% believe ACA will negatively impact business

April 9, 2015

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s impact on businesses is getting worse, according to a survey by Express Employment Professionals. The survey of business owners, decision makers and human resource professionals found 63% believe the ACA will negatively affect their business in the...


LinkedIn to acquire online learning company for $1.5 billion

April 9, 2015

Online networking site LinkedIn will acquire lynda.com, an online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills.The transaction is valued at approximately $1.5 billion, subject to adjustment, in a combination of approximately 52% cash and approximately 48% stock. The acquisit...


Jobless average falls to 15-year low, but total claims rise

April 9, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 3,000 last week to a total of 282,250 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for this...