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Job seeking and workplace go more mobile, Adecco reports

October 7, 2015

Job seeking is increasingly mobile, as is the workplace, according to Adecco’s 2015 Work Trends Study released today.

The role of social networks in the job seeking and recruiting processes is becoming more and more relevant, according to the report, and new trends — such as new ways of working made...

IT jobs up 0.3% in September, engineering job growth ‘anemic’

October 7, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.3% in September from August, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. This compares to a 0.1% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.

Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.1% since...

Ontario authorities announce C$50,000 fine after temps injured

October 7, 2015

Elite Construction Inc. pleaded guilty and was fined C$50,000 for an incident where two temporary workers suffered injuries while constructing the new Collins Bay prison in Kingston, Ontario, according to an announcement Tuesday by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

The ministry reported the two temporary...

What to do before selling your staffing business — Staffing Industry Review

October 7, 2015

Given the consolidation in the staffing industry of late, a sale transaction likely is on the horizon for many staffing business owners, write Joel Klarreich and David R. Lallouz in the latest issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine. Klarreich and Lallouz, attorneys with law firm Tannenbaum,...

Options Group to acquire capital markets search firm in Asia

October 6, 2015

Options Group, an executive search firm serving the financial services industry, announced its proposed acquisition of Whitney Correlate, a capital markets search firm with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to completion of certain conditions;...

Advanced Medical names CFO

October 6, 2015

Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc., a provider of allied healthcare travel staffing, announced Glen French joined the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer.

French most recently was CFO at Trover Solutions Inc., a private equity-backed company specializing in legal subrogation for...

Survey finds resources, staff lacking for federal big data projects

October 6, 2015

Federal executives in the US see big data as crucial to agency missions but are concerned about IT resources and staffing, according to a survey sponsored by Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS).

Almost all, 93%, of the survey’s federal government respondents with big data projects underway said the use of...

Mortgage industry jobs growth benefits from growing firms

October 6, 2015

Mortgage industry employment increased in the second quarter on a sequential basis, fueled by growing firms, according to an index released by Mortgage Daily. However, mortgage industry employment declined year over year compared to the second quarter of 2014.

The report found the mortgage industry employed...

Senator says gig economy requires new social contract — Staffing quote of the week

October 6, 2015

“There is an enormous amount of innovation taking place, enormous amounts of job satisfaction and flexibility, and new opportunities to generate income for employees, but there are policy questions which require a new social contract to be put in place,” Talk Radio News Service quoted tech company...

Staffing providers, Target Field temp workers reach agreement — Web

October 6, 2015

MinnPost reports Minnesota Sportservice, the local subsidiary of Delaware North — the company that contracts the temp agencies who hire workers for Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team — last week reached an agreement with temporary staffing agencies and temp workers to meet some...