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Quote of the week: Government purchasing and temps

March 4, 2014

“It’s no longer a matter of finding the best fit and trying to achieve best value. It’s ‘Who’s the lowest cost?’ and, ‘Do they meet the mandatory requirements?’” Martin Chénier of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services told CBC News in an article on temporary employm...


Web: Supreme Court to hear staffing security suit

March 3, 2014

Reuters reported the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case over whether workers should be paid for time waiting in security lines. The case began in 2010 when workers filed a lawsuit against Integrity Staffing Solutions.The workers were supplied by Integrity to Amazon.com warehouses, according...


Nelson names longtime exec as chairman

March 3, 2014

The Nelson Family of Companies, a staffing provider based in Sonoma, Calif., appointed Craig Nelson as chairman of the board. Nelson, the son of company founder Gary Nelson, joined the company in 2001 and served as CEO from January 2012 to September 2013.The company named Donna Farrugia as CEO ef...


US - Staffing firm buys background check company

March 3, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) acquired Nationwide Screening Services located in Melville, New York. The transaction closed today and terms were not disclosed. Nationwide Screening Services has revenue of $3 million.The Nationwide Screening Services bra...


CTPartners acquires Australian firm

March 3, 2014

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) closed on its acquisition of Johnson Executive Search, an independent executive search and leadership advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia.The transaction closed March 1 and terms were not disclosed.The firm will initially operate as CTPar...


ISM manufacturing index rises

March 3, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers index for U.S. manufacturing rose to a reading of 53.2 percent in February. The reading indicates continued expansion, and at a faster pace than indicated by January's reading of 51.3 percent. Readings above 50 indicate growth.MarketWatch...


Canadian manufacturing index rises

March 3, 2014

Canadian manufacturing business conditions continued to expand in February but at the slowest pace since August 2013, according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index.February’s reading of 52.9 is above the 50.0 no-change mark and up slightly from a nine-m...


Staffing Stream: Interview questions for temps

March 3, 2014

The talent you refer to clients has a high possibility of becoming a staple in their office for years to come, so you must be sure you’re referring people with top-notch credentials and the correct company culture fit, writes Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire. Tolan provides a list of interview quest...


Private equity invests in ettain, Livonius to join board

February 28, 2014

IT staffing provider ettain group inc. is receiving an investment by private equity firm New MainStream Capital. The deal includes bringing in Bob Livonius as a board member. Livonius is a member of New MainStream’s operating executive council. In addition, Livonius is also president, strategic w...


GDP estimate for Q4 revised down

February 28, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to the second estimate released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The second estimate is down from the previously released advance estimate of 3.2 percent.Real GDP ros...