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People: Stefanini, Eastridge, Resnik, PrideStaff and more

May 30, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements. Today’s listings include announcements from Stefanini,The Eastridge Group, Resnik Partners, PrideStaff, Lucas Group, TRC Staffing Services, Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles.Stefanini, a Brazil-based IT staffing a...

GDP contracts in US for first time since 2011

May 29, 2014

U.S. real gross domestic product decreased at an annual rate of 1.0 percent in the first quarter of 2014, according to the second estimate released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. It’s the first contraction since the first quarter of 2011.The second estimate for the first quarter r...

ASA reports staffing employment sees best Q1 in eight years

May 29, 2014

U.S. staffing companies employed an average of 2.96 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2014, up 3.2 percent from the first quarter of 2013, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association.Despite winter weather that adversely affected muc...

General Employment hires former staffing CEO

May 29, 2014

General Employment Enterprises Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB), an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based staffing provider, named William “Bill” Paulding as manager of business development and operations.Paulding was the founder and CEO of Stafflogix from 2006 to 2013 and helped expand the IT staffing firm into the...

Accountable acquires Arizona healthcare staffing firm

May 29, 2014

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. entered into a referral agreement with healthcare staffing firm AZ Nurses Choice in which AHS will assume the staffing pool and clients of the Phoenix-based firm and share the gross profit generated on that book of business for a period of time.The agreement w...

US jobless claims average falls to lowest level since 2007

May 29, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 11,250 in the week ended May 24 to 311,500 from the previous week’s revised figure of 322,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.  This is the lowest l...

ACA updates and the law’s impact on staffing — Staffing Stream

May 29, 2014

It seems the only thing certain about the Affordable Care Act is change, writes Debbie Fledderjohann, president of Top Echelon Contracting, in a post in The Staffing Stream. Fledderjohann goes over the updates to the new law that were put into place just since the start of the year. To read the p...

Global firms hold largest shares of Mexico’s staffing market

May 28, 2014

A new report by Staffing Industry Analysts lists the top 20 staffing firms in Mexico, and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) tops the list as the largest staffing firm in Mexico with 37.6 percent of the formal staffing market. It was followed by Adecco with 18.8 percent of the formal staffing market and K...

ASA staffing index up over year

May 28, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the U.S. staffing industry rose 3.40 percent for the week ending May 18 compared to the same week last year. The index value for May is 97.The index rose 1.8 percent over the last four weeks.

ACA may not weigh as heavily on hiring plans, survey says

May 28, 2014

The effects of the Affordable Care Act may weigh less heavily on the hiring plans of U.S. privately held companies this year, according to a survey released by Sageworks, a financial information company. Fifty-four percent of the surveyed accountants working with privately held businesses reporte...