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US job openings edge up, hires slip

July 8, 2014

The number of U.S. job openings in May rose 3.8 percent from April to 4.6 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — edged up to 3.2 percent in May from...


Peoplelink acquires IT consulting firm, announces Peoplelink Solutions Group

July 8, 2014

Peoplelink Staffing Solutions acquired Actium Consulting, a management consulting firm that provides project-driven IT staffing and consulting services. The company also formed Peoplelink Group, an entity to house its various staffing brands.The Actium acquisition closed July 1; terms were not di...


Accountable acquires Chicago healthcare staffing firm

July 8, 2014

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. acquired MedAscend, its tenth acquisition to date. MedAscend is a Chicago-based healthcare staffing firm that provides physicians, advanced practice and allied health staffing solutions throughout the United States.The transaction closed July 7; terms were not...


Ultrasound technologist/sonographer tops lists of healthcare job searches

July 8, 2014

Ultrasound technologist/sonographer ranked as the top medical job searched in June on the website of healthcare staffing firm Aureus Medical Group.The top medical jobs searched include travel and direct hire opportunities within the fields of nursing, imaging, physical therapy and medical laborat...


Quote of the week: Courts still sorting blame in Hep C outbreak

July 8, 2014

“Prior to the time that Kwiatkowski arrived at Exeter Hospital, each of the defendants knew, or through the exercise of reasonable care, should have known, that Kwiatkowski was unfit for continued employment as a traveling cardiac catheterization technician,” Exeter Hospital’s attorneys wrote las...


Web: Bank may be on the hook for $66 Million

July 8, 2014

Courthouse News Service reports Synovus Bank may be liable for $66 million in creditor claims for its role in a bankrupt Florida businessman's check-kiting scheme, a federal judge ruled. Synovus Bank maintained 77 accounts for the former owners of Able Body Labor, a Florida staffing company that...


Government services firm acquires professional staffing company J.M. Waller Associates

July 7, 2014

Versar Inc. (NYSE MKT: VSR) acquired J.M. Waller Associates Inc., a Fairfax, Va.-based firm that provides environmental, facilities, professional staffing and logistics consulting services.Versar, headquartered in Springfield, Va., targets government and commercial clients in the construction man...


Randstad fund invests in European online freelancer platform

July 7, 2014

Randstad, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, is investing in Berlin-based twago, an online marketplace for freelance work, through the Randstad Innovation Fund. It is the second investment for the fund, which Randstad Holding nv launched in March.Twago, the largest pan-European online mark...


Employment trends index signals strong job growth

July 7, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index increased in June to a reading of 119.62, up from May’s upwardly revised reading of 119.03. The June reading is up 6.3 percent from the same month a year ago.“The rapid increase in the Employment Trends Index in recent months suggests that stron...


Use the ACA to your advantage — The Staffing Stream

July 7, 2014

Now that they no longer have to prioritize healthcare benefits when job hunting, highly skilled workers are increasingly receptive to the idea of signing up for temporary work assignments, writes Mike McKerns in a new post in The Staffing Stream. McKerns, the founder/CEO of Mamu Media LLC, discus...