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Hiring veterans is good for the country as well as your company — Staffing Stream

March 16, 2015

With the Iraq and Afghanistan military engagements winding down, many military veterans will find themselves home and out of work. Staffing firms can help the country as well as their own companies by working to help these troops get transition into the civilian workforce. Retired Air Force Colon...


Volt net revenue falls 9% in fiscal Q1; staffing service revenue down 8%

March 13, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI), the 12th-largest US staffing firm, reported net revenue fell 9.1% to $383.1 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 1.  Staffing service revenue totaled $360.8 million, or 94% of revenue; it fell 8% on a year-over-year basis. (US$ thou...


CTG names Dell exec as president and CEO

March 13, 2015

CTG (NASD: CTG), the 17th-largest US IT staffing firm, named former Dell exec Cliff Bleustein as president, CEO and a board member, effective April 6.Bleustein was chief medical officer and global provider solutions leader at Dell Services from October 2014. He joined Dell Services in March 2013...


Canada loses just under 1,000 jobs; unemployment rate rises

March 13, 2015

Employment in Canada was little changed in February from January with the number of jobs decreasing by just under 1,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs rose by 34,000 while part-time jobs fell by 34,900.Total employment i...


Mexico indexes indicate pressure on economic growth

March 13, 2015

Mexico’s economic expansion faces increasing downside pressure in the coming months, according to The Conference Board.The leading economic index for Mexico fell again in January and December’s decline in the index was revised further downward. Much of the decline has been driven by falling oil p...


Corporate Resource Services ends remaining customer relationships

March 13, 2015

Corporate Resource Services as of March 11 sold or transferred substantially all of its remaining customer relationships, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. A number of customers has already received termination notices. The company, which ranked as the 22nd-lar...


H-1B visas expected to exceed cap in first five days

March 13, 2015

US Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1 and expects to receive more petitions than the H-1B cap during the first five business days of this year’s program. Federal legislation limits the amount of H-1B visas to 65,000 for fiscal year 2016, plus 20,00...


People: HealthCare Support, Affiliated Staffing Group, MBO Partners, more

March 13, 2015

HealthCare Support Staffing named Jack Capponi as VP, strategy, and Ana Wilson as director of training. HSS, headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest allied healthcare staffing firms in the US and is also on the list of fastest-growing staffi...


CTPartners CEO steps down in wake of claim, acquisition effort

March 12, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) announced Chairman and CEO Brian Sullivan will leave the firm, effective April 2. The board of directors appointed Vice Chairman Sylvain Dhenin as CEO and is conducting a search for a new non-executive director to chair the board.Sullivan joined CT...


IT jobs increase by 0.4% during February in US

March 12, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.4% in February from January, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.5%...