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Canadian GDP up 0.6% in Q4

March 4, 2015

Canadian real gross domestic product rose 0.6% in the fourth quarter following a gain of 0.8% in the third quarter, Statistics Canada reported.Oil and gas extraction and the finance and insurance sector were the main contributors to growth in the fourth quarter. The public sector posted a notable...


Industrial staffing firm Command Center reports revenue down 2% in Q4

March 4, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue fell 2.5% in the fourth quarter to $24.0 million. The company attributed the decline to its transition and focus on higher margin, higher quality customer engagements. Fourth-quarter gross margin improved at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industria...


Technical staffing provider sells to employee stock ownership plan

March 4, 2015

Sterling Engineering, an engineering support services and technical staffing firm headquartered in Westchester, Ill., transitioned to an employee stock ownership plan in December, announced CSG Partners, a New York-based investment bank that advised the firm.An ESOP is a retirement benefit that e...


US gains 212,000 jobs in February, growth pace slows

March 4, 2015

US private sector employment rose by approximately 212,000 jobs in February when compared to January, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.Small businesses added 94,000 jobs in February, acco...


US non-manufacturing economic index shows acceleration in February

March 4, 2015

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector expanded at a slightly faster pace in February while employment growth accelerated, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index edged up in February to a reading of 56....


Online job ad numbers off to strong start in 2015

March 4, 2015

US online job ads rose by 184,149 in February to a total of more than 5.45 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a gain of 150,414 job ads in January.“Online labor demand has shown a very strong start in 2015, with demand incre...


Impellam full-year revenue rises 10%

March 3, 2015

Impellam Group plc, one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported revenue rose 9.7% in full-year 2014 to £1.32 billion (US$2.06 billion).In North America, managed services revenue rose by 13.6% in constant currency to £95.3 million (US$148.0 million) in 2014, but specialist staffing fell by...


CEO estimate of GDP rises, hiring plans edge up

March 3, 2015

CEOs expect 2015 gross domestic product growth of 2.8%, up from last quarter’s estimate of 2.4%, according to the Business Roundtable’s first-quarter 2015 CEO Economic Outlook Survey. Plans for capital expenditures, hiring and sales all increased relative to the previous quarter, with hiring plan...


Recent weather impacted almost 80% of workers, Kelly survey finds

March 3, 2015

Nearly eight of 10 workers, 79%, have been impacted by the country’s recent weather conditions according to a recently released survey by Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA).The survey found 31% of workers partly or completely missing work due to the weather. On average, among those who missed work...


Lack of diversity, inclusion is factor in employee turnover

March 3, 2015

A survey of executives by Korn/Ferry International Inc. (NYSE: KFY) found that although most respondents said their organizations have diversity and inclusion programs in place, they also reported a lack of attention on diversity and inclusion contributes to employee turnover.Of executives survey...