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Hotel operator to forfeit $2 million after managers start temp firms

September 11, 2014

Grand America Hotels and Resorts agreed last week to forfeit $1.95 million after an investigation found operational managers at the hotel company had formed temp firms to hire undocumented workers, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah announced.The incident unfolded during an audit of the hotel co...


Aequor buys life sciences staffing practice

September 11, 2014

Aequor Technologies, an information technology consulting and solutions company based in Piscataway, N.J., acquired Sound Advice’s life sciences staff augmentation practice. Sound Advice’s largest customers are Pfizer and Zoetis.The transaction closed Aug. 25; terms were not disclosed. The Sound...


California governor signs paid sick leave bill

September 11, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown expanded paid sick leave coverage in California by signing the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.The legislation, AB 1522, requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees who work 30 or more days within a year from commencement of employment,...


US jobless claims average edges up by 750, total claims hit two-month high

September 11, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 750 to a total of 304,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised figure of 303,250, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving aver...


Why compliance really matters in RPO — Staffing Stream

September 11, 2014

An RPO’s clients can be at risk if compliance processes aren’t up to par, writes Ben Stoneham, CEO of NowWeComply, in The Staffing Stream. To read the post click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are discussed. Our ecosyste...


Yoh replaces president

September 10, 2014

Day & Zimmermann appointed Anthony Bosco as president of Yoh, its U.S.-based staffing firm, effective Sept. 9. He replaces Lori Schultz, who is leaving the organization to pursue other endeavors after serving as president since 2009.Bosco previously was senior vice president and chief informa...


Recruit Holdings to launch IPO

September 10, 2014

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, will launch an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Oct. 16. The initial public offering is worth an estimated worth ¥193 billion ($1.8 billion), one of the biggest listings in...


Mexico Q4 hiring to stay positive, ManpowerGroup survey finds

September 10, 2014

Mexican employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive, according to the fourth-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).Among Mexican employers surveyed, 22 percent expect to increase their payrolls in the fourth quarter, the same percentage...


Only one-third of US workers aspire to leadership roles

September 10, 2014

Approximately one third of U.S. workers, 34 percent, aspire to leadership positions, with only 7 percent aiming for senior- or c-level management, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.The survey found 40 percent of men desire a leadership role compared to 29 percent of women. Additionally, Afri...


Budget percentage allocated to IT outsourcing edges down

September 10, 2014

IT outsourcing budgets as a percentage of the total IT budget edged down this year, according to Computer Economics’ report, IT Outsourcing Statistics 2014/2015.Spending on outsourcing is averaging 10.2 percent of total IT spending this year, down slightly from 10.6 percent in 2013 and a more sig...