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Lawyers: 26% plan to hire in first half of year, litigation leads jobs

January 8, 2015

Litigation is expected to yield the most job opportunities in the first half of the year, according to a study released today from Robert Half Legal.Twenty-six percent of lawyers interviewed said their law firms or companies will be adding legal jobs in the first half of 2015. Sixty percent of la...


Jobless claims average edges down, total claims fall 4,000

January 8, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week edged down by 250 to a total of 290,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 290,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average...


What does the future hold for RPO? — Staffing Stream

January 8, 2015

What does the future hold for RPO and how do niche recruiters fit in? Andrew McNeilis, COO of Phaidon International, discusses the topic in The Staffing Stream. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industry are...


CHG’s longtime CEO steps down, healthcare staffing firm names new exec

January 7, 2015

CHG Healthcare Services, the second-largest US healthcare staffing firm, named Scott Beck as CEO. He takes over from Michael Weinholtz, who has served as the company’s CEO since 1998 and chairman since 2012.Weinholtz appeared on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of most influential people in staff...


US gains 241,000 jobs in December

January 7, 2015

US private sector employment rose by 241,000 jobs in December, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.Small businesses added 106,000 jobs in December, according to the report. Midsize businesse...


US online job ads fall in December

January 7, 2015

US online job ads fell by 79,200 in December to a total of more than 5.17 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The decrease follows a gain of 170,200 job ads in November.“Labor demand in 2014 continued its steady growth pattern to new series highs...


Best hiring outlook since 2006, CEO survey finds

January 7, 2015

Net hiring plans were more favorable in the fourth quarter than any other time since the start of 2006, according to the Vistage CEO confidence index survey released today. Sixty-two percent of respondents plan to expand their workforce in the year ahead, up from 56 percent in the fourth quarter...


AMN hires marketing VP

January 7, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, hired Dawn Anderson as VP of client and corporate marketing. She will lead the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies.Anderson previously was senior VP and industry marketing leader fo...


Labor Smart revenue up 45% in 2014

January 7, 2015

Labor Smart Inc. (OTCBB: LTNC), a provider of industrial staffing serving the southeastern US, reported revenue of $24 million in 2014, an increase of 45 percent from $16.6 million in 2013.The Hiram, Ga.-based firm noted the following highlights for 2014: Became substantially self-insured E...


Court OKs preliminary max settlement of $8.8 million in Manpower case

January 6, 2015

A federal judge in California approved a maximum $8.75 million preliminary settlement in a class action case involving 20,270 Manpower temporary employees in California, according to court records.The lawsuit claimed Manpower didn’t timely pay workers in California because paychecks were mailed f...