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Staffing firm to pay $121,400, debarred from H-1B program

June 10, 2014

Access Therapies, an Indianapolis-based staffing firm, must pay $121,400 in penalties and was debarred from the H-1B temporary worker visa program for one year, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday.The company misrepresented facts on its application when petitioning for and employing H-1...


Select names chief legal officer

June 10, 2014

The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the 10th-largest U.S. staffing firm, added Paul Galleberg to its senior executive management team as senior vice president and chief legal officer, effective June 2. This is a newly created position within the firm.Galleberg most recently was vice presiden...


ManpowerGroup survey: US Q3 2014 hiring trends up

June 10, 2014

U.S. employers expect to increase hiring in the third quarter, according to the third-quarter 2014 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). This is the strongest net employment outlook since the second quarter of 2008, and anticipated staff reductions r...


Quote of the week: Job quality

June 10, 2014

“The Fed can begin to dial back their obsession with the top-line payroll number and instead focus on the quality of jobs created, who is working and growth in income,” The Wall Street Journal quoted Steve Blitz, chief economist at ITG Investment Research, as saying in an story about job growth....


Blog: Learning the temp lesson

June 10, 2014

Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses the motives behind the temporary staffing boom in a new post in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.


Tennessee staffing company invests in executive search firm

June 9, 2014

Vaco, a Nashville, Tenn.-based staffing firm targeting the accounting, financial, IT and administrative professionals, acquired 50 percent of healthcare executive search firm Focus Search Partners.The transaction closed April 4; terms were not disclosed. All members of Focus Search will continue...


Employment trends index signals solid job growth

June 9, 2014

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index increased in May to a reading of 118.58, up from April’s downwardly revised reading of 117.32. The May reading is up 5.4 percent from the same month a year ago.“The Employment Trends Index continues to signal solid job growth with an improvement...


NABE members expect job gains, 3.5% GDP in Q2

June 9, 2014

The National Association for Business Economics' Outlook Survey for June found its members expect stronger economic growth and an improved labor market for the balance of this year than they did three months ago.According to the survey, nonfarm payrolls are expected to post an average monthly gai...


Mortgage industry job losses ease

June 9, 2014

The mortgage industry recorded 8,991 layoffs in the first quarter, a sharp decline from a six-year high of nearly 22,000 layoffs in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to an index released by Mortgage Daily. Mortgage industry layoffs in the first quarter exceeded hirings by 8,145.Layoffs in the...


Blog: Elance-oDesk, data and the hidden power (and value) of online staffing platforms

June 9, 2014

Elance-oDesk last week issued the company’s first public press communication since the announcement of the two firms' merger six months ago. The occasion was the publication of the Global Online and U.S. Online Work Report. Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie discusses the report in The Contingent Bl...