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Web: Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker H-1B visas

July 7, 2014

The Associated Press reports there is growing pushback from Americans who argue the H-1B visa program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees — or keep them from getting hired in the first place. To read the story,...

US adds 10,100 temp jobs; penetration rate hits new high

July 3, 2014

The number of U.S. temporary help services jobs rose by 10,100 jobs in June for a total of almost 2.9 million jobs, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration rate — the number of temp jobs as a percent of total employment...

Texas firm acquires CFO and CIO staffing provider

July 3, 2014

Texas-based executive recruitment firm HireBetter acquired bkoAustin, an Austin, Texas-based firm that provides chief financial officers and chief information officers on an interim or project basis.HireBetter, also headquartered in Austin, works almost exclusively with high-growth companies, wit...

Non-manufacturing activity sees slight deceleration over month

July 3, 2014

Economic activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew in June but at a slightly slower rate than May, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index edged down in June to a reading of 56.0 from May’s reading of 56.3. J...

Canadian manufacturing index hits six-month high

July 3, 2014

Canadian manufacturing business conditions expanded in June at the fastest pace since December 2013, according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index. June’s reading of 53.5 is up from May’s reading of 52.2 and was mainly driven by stronger rates of output...

US jobless claims average edges up by 500

July 3, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance edged up by 500 in the week ended July 3 to 315,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 314,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...

People: Kelly Services, Heidrick, Supplemental Health Care, Swift and more

July 3, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements. Today’s listings include announcements from Kelly Services, Heidrick & Struggles, Supplemental Health Care, Swift, Schumacher Group, Vector Technical Resources and Employee Solutions.Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) app...

Does social media work in staffing? — Staffing Stream

July 3, 2014

There have been a number of claims that say social media is the best way to recruit the top candidates and others saying that this isn’t the case, writes Bill Peppler in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Peppler, managing partner of Kavaliro, discusses the return on investment from the use of so...

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July 3, 2014

The North American Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish Friday because of the Independence Day holiday. The next issue publishes Monday, July 7. For our European and Rest of World publications, the next issue published Tuesday, July 8. 

Paychex revenue rises 22% in Q4, 10% excluding PEO adjustment

July 2, 2014

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a provider of payroll processing and professional employer organization services, reported revenue rose 9 percent to $639.0 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31. However, the Rochester, N.Y.-based firm reported it reclassified certain PEO direct costs as op...