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Quote of the week: Temp work a social good

July 15, 2014

“Having a job through a temporary agency was viewed as a sub-optimal type of work, but broadly speaking … it’s increasing in recognition as a social good rather than social negative and it’s a good way to get people from a state of unemployment to employment,” the Milwaukee Business Journal quote...


Temp IT hiring stabilizes, full-time falls short, says TEKsystems survey

July 15, 2014

IT leaders’ temporary and full-time hiring plans have so far fallen short of expectations but temporary hiring has stabilized, according to TEKsystems’ new quarterly IT Reality Check survey comparing current market conditions with the company’s annual IT forecast released in November.The new surv...


Allegis Group completes Talent2 acquisition

July 15, 2014

Allegis Group, the largest staffing firm in the U.S., completed its acquisition of Talent2, an HR business process outsourcing company in the Asia-Pacific region.Talent2, founded in 2003, was formerly a publicly traded firm and posted A$306.1 million (US$322.8 million) in revenue in its fiscal ye...


OSHA to hold temporary worker safety meeting

July 15, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health’s Temporary Workers Workgroup. The meeting will be held July 28 in Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.The workgroup is mee...


Web: Republicans to sue Obama over health law

July 14, 2014

CNN reports House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed and they despise. To read the story, click here.


Five NYC firms agree to report buyers, end discriminatory practices

July 14, 2014

Five New York City staffing firms agreed to report staffing buyers who make discriminatory requests for job applicants or seek personnel for below minimum-wage jobs, the New York Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday.The reporting agreement came as part of a deal between the staffing firms...


Accretive Solutions’ CEO resigns, new president named

July 14, 2014

Accretive Solutions CEO Rich Moran stepped down to accept the role of president at Menlo College in Atherton, Calif. The transition will take place over the coming two months; however, Moran will remain as vice chairman of the board.In addition, Accretive named Kerry Barrett as president. Barrett...


Corporate Resource Services receives listing notice extension

July 14, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) on July 9 received an extension from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC to regain compliance with listing standards.The company was notified in May that it was not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) because it has...


Mexico indexes indicate economy to pick up

July 14, 2014

Recent improvement in both the leading economic index and the coincident economic index in Mexico suggests that the rate of economic expansion will likely pick up in the coming months, according to The Conference Board.The organization reported its leading economic index for Mexico rose in May fo...


University lists hot careers for grads

July 14, 2014

National demand is increasing for college graduates with skills in technology and business, according to the sixth annual edition of University of California San Diego Extension’s “Hot Careers for College Grads and Returning Students.”Here are the top 10 jobs: Computer systems analysts Market...