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Med-Call Healthcare acquires healthcare staffing firm

December 10, 2015

Med-Call Healthcare, a healthcare staffing firm headquartered in Chicago, acquired competitor Med Staff On-Call.

The transaction closed Nov. 21; terms were not disclosed.

Med Staff On-Call has transitioned to the Med-Call Healthcare brand and Med-Call staff has taken over all operations.

Med Staff On-Call...


Jobless claims average rises by 1,500

December 10, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance was 270,750 last week, up 1,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.

The four-week moving average decreases the volatility of...


Execs say health and wellness; workers say vacation

December 10, 2015

CFOs said health and wellness benefits are what current and potential employees prize most; however, workers cited additional vacation days as their most coveted perk, according to survey data released today by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).

The surveys asked what perks workers value...


Korn Ferry fee revenue up in Q2; Hay buy to bring restructuring charges

December 9, 2015

Executive search provider Korn Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) reported fee revenue rose 9.7%, or 16.2% on a constant currency basis, in its fiscal second quarter ended Oct. 31. The company, which closed on its acquisition of the Hay Group this month, also announced it plans to take restructuring charges...


Staffing employment at 15-year high for Q3, ASA reports

December 9, 2015

Average weekly employment for temporary and contract workers in the third quarter was the highest for any third quarter since 2000 and was the second-highest number of staffing employees since the inception of the American Staffing Association’s Staffing Employment and Sales Survey in 1992, according...


Labor Ready, Command Center founder joins Labor SMART advisory board

December 9, 2015

Glenn Welstad, founder and former CEO of Labor Ready Inc. and Command Center Inc., joined Labor SMART Inc. (OTCBB: LTNC) as the first member of its newly created advisory board.

Labor SMART, a provider of industrial staffing serving the southeastern US, in May rejected an offer by Command Center to purchase...


IT jobs edge up in November, TechServe reports

December 9, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in November from October to more than 5.0 million jobs, the TechServe Alliance reported today.

“While not as robust as earlier in the year, IT employment continued its steady climb in November,” said TechServe Alliance CEO Mark Roberts. “This follows October...


Field Nation report says 70% expect contingent workforce growth in next year

December 9, 2015

Nearly 35% of today’s total workforce is comprised of non-employee workers — including temps, freelancers and independent contractors — according to the annual “State of Contingent Workforce Management” research study released by Field Nation and Ardent Partners. In addition, 70% of enterprises...


Hiring in Mexico to increase in Q1, ManpowerGroup says

December 9, 2015

Mexico’s employers report respectable hiring plans for the first quarter, according to a survey by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). The survey found 17% of employers in Mexico plan to increase staff in the upcoming quarter, 6% plan to make reductions and 75% expect no change, yielding a net employment...


Q1 hiring plans for US strongest since 2007

December 8, 2015

US employers report the strongest first-quarter hiring plans since 2007, according to the first-quarter 2016 Manpower employment outlook survey released today by ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN).

Globally, employer hiring confidence is strongest in India, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey and the US. The weakest —...