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ASA index up over week, but down compared to year ago

July 21, 2015

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry for the week of July 6 to July 12 rose 1.27% compared to the previous week, but was down 2.99% compared with same week last year. The index value fell to 94.34.


Canadian staffing index higher over month, but year-over-year trend is down

July 21, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, rose to a reading of 103 in June, up from an index value of 101 in May. However, the index fell 8% year over year from a reading of 112 in June 2014.The index value of 100 corresponds to the size of the industry in July 2008,...


P2P Staffing revenue rises 20% in Q2

July 21, 2015

P2P Staffing Corp., a privately held, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based professional staffing company, reported second-quarter revenue rose 20.3% year over year to $46.8 million from $38.9 million in the second quarter of last year.The company forecasts full-year 2015 revenue in the $180 million to $20...


West Virginia posts highest jobless rate in June

July 21, 2015

West Virginia posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in June at 7.4%, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nevada and Alaska followed at 6.9% and 6.8%, respectively. The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.0%.Nebraska posted the lowest unemploymen...


List ranks largest IT staffing firms in US

July 20, 2015

TEKsystems (Allegis Group), On Assignment, Insight Global, Randstad Technologies and Experis (ManpowerGroup) rank as the five largest suppliers of IT staffing in the US, according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 list of largest IT staffing firms in the US.Allegis’ TEKsystems division ranked a...


Economists expect increased employment, wage increases, new survey finds

July 20, 2015

The National Association for Business Economics’ July Outlook Survey of its members found growth is expected for the remainder of 2015. Members also reported increased employment during the second quarter and anticipate wages will increase in the next three months.“Respondents are marginally less...


Kansas City raises minimum wage to $13

July 20, 2015

The City Council of Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday passed an ordinance raising the minimum hourly wage in the city to $8.50 next month and $13 by Jan. 1, 2020.The ordinance requires that on Aug. 24, Kansas City employers with more than 15 employees must pay workers 85 cents an hour more than the c...


Unlimited vacation can boost office output, survey finds

July 20, 2015

Unlimited vacation is an enticing workplace benefit and can it also boost productivity, suggests research released today by The Creative Group. Nearly four in 10, 39%, of advertising and marketing executives interviewed believe office output would increase if employees could take time off wheneve...


Gig economy firm Homejoy to shut down

July 20, 2015

Online services firm Homejoy will close July 31, the company announced in a blog post. Homejoy’s online platform matches clients with home service workers such as housecleaners and handymen. The company had announced $38 million in funding back in December 2013.Tech news site Re/code quoted co-fo...


80% of top execs foresee more hiring over next three years

July 20, 2015

CEOs around the world are confident about the ability of their companies to grow over the next three years and confident about the prospects for the global economy, according to the 2015 KPMG CEO Outlook Study released by KPMG International. Nearly 80% of CEOs globally expect to increase hiring o...