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US employment index rises, marks longest positive stretch in 30 years

March 9, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in February to a reading of 127.76, up from January’s downwardly revised reading of 127.62. The February reading is up 6.7% from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased for the 14th consecutive time, the longest...


Recruitment marketing: The basics for recruitment professionals — Staffing Stream

March 9, 2015

When consumers loyally purchase the same product or post photos of the items they bought on social media, it’s usually because they have formed an emotional connection with the brand. The brand’s values align with theirs, and the product is a reflection of them, Kim Pope, VP of recruitment soluti...


US temp jobs dip over month in February, but revisions not done

March 6, 2015

The number of US temporary help services jobs fell by 7,800 in February from January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. February’s jobs data reflect a major annual revision that first took effect with January’s jobs data. Revisions continued today as t...


Corporate Resource Services sends 1,300 more termination notices

March 6, 2015

Corporate Resource Services, which ranked as the 22nd-largest US staffing firm last year, sent 1,300 more termination notices on Feb. 26 to customers that represented $270 million in billings last year, according to a filing on Tuesday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The billings...


Hudson appoints new controller

March 6, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON), a New York-based staffing provider, appointed senior VP of Finance Arthur Curcuru as controller and designated him as the principal accounting officer, effective March 5, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.Curcuru takes on the rol...


Job market study finds inequality of skill shortages across US

March 6, 2015

Traditional metrics for measuring US unemployment do not accurately represent the true nature of the employment market, according to a study released by Wanted Technologies.The report, “Inequality of Skill Shortages Across US Occupations and Locations,” measured job vacancy and unemployment...


Recruit fund invests in onboarding tech firm

March 6, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., the world’s fifth-largest staffing firm and the largest staffing firm in Japan, invested in All4Staff Inc., a technology company with an automated onboarding solution for the human resources industry. The investment is the first in the US for the HR Technology Fund, which la...


People: David Aplin, Austin Fraser, Odgers, Boyden

March 6, 2015

Alberta-based David Aplin Group appointed Jason (Jay) Edwards as VP of its Calgary operations, a new position within the company, effective March 1. Edwards previously was VP business development and director of sales in the transportation and fleet management industries.Austin Fraser, a UK-...


Cross Country revenue up 8% on pro forma basis in Q4, net loss lower

March 5, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue at Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN), the fourth-largest US healthcare staffing firm rose 8.4% year over year on a pro forma basis, which includes results from recently acquired firms as if they had been in place during the previous year’s quarter. Cross Country ac...


RCM revenue rises 8%

March 5, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 7.5% in the fourth quarter to $49.3 million.The Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm reported net income of $1.7 million compared to a net loss of $1.6 million in the same quarter of last...