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US - Online staffing firm’s revenue up 77%, CEO sees Amazon-like market

February 28, 2014

Online staffing provider Freelancer Limited revenue jumped 77 percent in 2013 from the previous year. CEO and Chairman Matt Barrie also predicted the online staffing marketplace would grow to the size of marketplaces served by firms such as eBay and Amazon.Freelancer revenue was $18.8 million in...


Staffing M&A announcements: CoAdvantage, ZRG, Pro Staff

February 28, 2014

Several staffing firms made merger and acquisition announcements this week. CoAdvantage Corp. acquired two companies. Executive search firm ZRG Partners bought a search firm. Pro Staff assumed operations in Atlanta .● CoAdvantage Corp. acquires two firmsProfessional employer organization CoAdvant...


Quarter of lawyers more likely to make counteroffer

February 28, 2014

More than a quarter of U.S. and Canadian attorneys are more likely to make a counteroffer this year to employees who have given notice than they were last year, according to a survey by Robert Half Legal, a division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).The survey asked “compared to 12 mo...


People: Command Center, The Staffing Group and more

February 28, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Today’s listings include announcements from Command Center, The Staffing Group, Odgers Berndtson, Hire Velocity, Parallon and Lucas Group.Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), an Idaho-based staffing firm...


Canadian economic index rises in January

February 28, 2014

The Conference Board of Canada’s composite leading index increased by 0.2 percent in January, a slowdown from gains of 0.3 percent in December and 0.4 percent in November.While weather played a role in this deceleration, the U.S. Conference Board’s leading indicator was less affected by the poor...


Mexico leading index edges down

February 27, 2014

The Conference Board leading economic index for Mexico fell 0.2 percent in December, the organization reported Wednesday. It now stands at 123.3 (2004=100). The leading index had shown no change in November.Still, the leading economic index grew 0.3 percent in the second half of 2013, an improvem...


Mitsui acquires The Delta Companies

February 27, 2014

Investment firm Mitsui & Co. Ltd. acquired The Delta Companies, one of the largest providers of locum tenens in the U.S. The deal was announced Wednesday.“TDC was chosen to become the foundation of our global healthcare staffing initiative because of their people, culture, performance and his...


Staffing Industry Review: The next big opportunity

February 27, 2014

As founder and CEO of ChangeLabs, Peter Sheahan believes there’s an opportunity for staffing firms to get ahead in the talent game. But they need to get strategic rather than being dragged there by their clients. At the same time, he warns buyers of staffing services that if all they do is squeez...


Hudson revenue falls 13%

February 27, 2014

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) reported revenue fell 13.4 percent in the fourth quarter to $159.5 million. The decline was 11.9 percent in constant currency. Fourth-quarter gross margin narrowed to 35.7 percent from 36.3 percent.Americas revenue fell 25.0 percent in the fourth quarter to $29.6 m...


RCM revenue up 24%

February 27, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD: RCMT), a Pennsauken, N.J.-based staffing provider, reported revenue rose 23.9 percent in the fourth quarter to $45.8 million. However, gross margin narrowed to 25.7 percent from 27.3 percent in the year-ago quarter.Shares in RCM fell 0.87 percent in early afternoon tr...