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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...

Demand for MBA grads hits new high

May 20, 2015

More employers plan to hire MBAs and other business school graduates this year, continuing a strong upward trend, according to a global survey of corporate recruiters by the Graduate Management Admission Council, which owns and administrates the GMAT exam. Globally, 84% of employers plan to hire...

US to add agriculture, resource jobs, report says

May 20, 2015

The next five years will see the war for talent intensify. A recent report by Purdue University states nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually in the US over the next five years in occupations involving food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environment. At the same time, employers in s...

On demand economy offers less pay, flexibility than expected — Web

May 20, 2015

SFGate.com reports on a new survey of on-demand economy workers that found the on-demand economy offers less pay and flexibility than expected. On-demand workers earn a median $18 before expenses. The study also found 16% of on-demand workers in delivery services lacked personal auto insurance.

Consulting firm buys IT staffing provider

May 19, 2015

Today, interRel Consulting announced it acquired Niche Technologists Inc., a staffing provider focused on the Oracle/Hyperion technologies. The acquisition brings staffing services to interRel’s offerings.The transaction was completed in February but announced today. Terms were not disclosed.“Fin...