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Non-manufacturing activity gains momentum in May

June 4, 2014

Employment in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew in May at a faster rate than April, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing business activity index rose in May to a reading of 56.3, up from April’s reading of 55.2 and...


Last chance for free entry in RPO Directory

June 4, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts is currently compiling a directory of recruitment process outsourcing providers around the world, and we would like to included as many companies as possible. The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council. The...


Cross Country to buy MSN for $48 million

June 3, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) will acquire Medical Staffing Network for $48.3 million in a deal expected to close by the end of the month.Cross Country ranks fourth on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest healthcare staffing firms in the U.S., while MSN ranks as the sixth-larg...


Web: US tech worker groups boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

June 3, 2014

PCWorld reports three U.S. tech worker groups have launched a labor boycott of IBM, Infosys and ManpowerGroup, saying the companies have engaged in a pattern that discourages U.S. workers from applying for U.S. IT jobs by tailoring employment ads toward overseas workers. To read the story, click...


US temp staffing growth strong, but some segments decelerate

June 3, 2014

Median year-over-year revenue growth was 10 percent in April among U.S. staffing firms taking part in the latest Pulse Survey by Staffing Industry Analysts. While median growth was unchanged from the previous three monthly surveys, growth decelerated in several large temp staffing segments.“We sa...


Index: US small businesses adds year-high 35,000 jobs

June 3, 2014

Small businesses added 35,000 new jobs in the U.S. in May, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. May's increase is the largest monthly increase in more than a year, and triple the average of 12,000 new jobs per month that have been added since the small business recov...


Randstad index finds US employee confidence at varied levels

June 3, 2014

U.S. workers appear to be divided on their opinions about key aspects of the economy, while their overall confidence level edged down only slightly, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index fell 1.0 point in May to a reading of 55.5; however, it is above the reading of 54...


This week is Staffing for Canada Week

June 3, 2014

Staffing for Canada Week takes place this week. The annual event is celebrated by members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services to acknowledge the people who are employed through the staffing profession in Canada. ACSESS has than 1,300 member offices providing st...


Quote of the week: Seattle approves $15 minimum wage

June 3, 2014

“Coast to coast, cities are pushing to make the minimum wage a city-wide $15 minimum living wage,” The Christian science Monitor quoted Jack Temple, policy analyst with the National Employment Law Project, as saying in a story about the Seattle’s minimum wage hike. “Seattle is leading the way, th...


Now accepting nominations for the 2014 North America Staffing 100

June 3, 2014

We are now accepting nominations for our annual list of North America staffing industry achievers, 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. The list is not a ranking but simply an aggregation of the names of 100 individuals who have in some way impacted the world of...