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Soft job growth in US private sector, ADP reports

March 5, 2014

Private-sector employment in the U.S. rose by 139,000 jobs in February from January, well below the average over the last 12 months, according to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s (NASD: ADP) national employment report released today. Additionally, January’s private-sector jobs figure was revised...


Employment shrinks in non-manufacturing sector

March 5, 2014

Employment in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector shrunk in February for the first time in more than two years, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index. The employment portion of the index fell to a reading of 47.5 in February from a reading of 56.4 in January. On...


Online job ads rise in February

March 5, 2014

U.S. online job ads rose by 268,100 in February to a total of about 5.2 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a small loss of 56,800 jobs in January.“After a very lackluster 2013, the large February increase is the first signal...


Blog: Offshore recruiting

March 5, 2014

Offshore recruiting — when done right — can work beautifully fans claim, but you must follow the rules. Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses offshore recruiting in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.


Web: Contract workers get whistle-blower protections

March 5, 2014

The Los Angeles Times reports the U.S. Supreme Court extended whistle-blower protections to contract workers who reveal fraud and wrongdoing at publicly traded companies. For the story, click here.


US - Staffing 360 co-CEO steps down, firm updates board and management

March 4, 2014

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (OTCBB: STAF) reported co-CEO Allan Hartley stepped down to pursue other interests. The New York-based firm also announced two new board members and other management changes.Hartley had taken on the CEO role in February 2012. With Hartley’s departure, Matt Briand...


Canadian staffing revenue rises 10%

March 4, 2014

Operating revenue in the Canadian employment services industry rose 9.5 percent between 2012 and 2011, Statistics Canada reported today. Employment services includes revenue from permanent placement, executive search, contract staffing, temporary staffing and co-employment staffing services.Total...


Company acquires Milwaukee healthcare staffing firm

March 4, 2014

Guardian HealthStaff LLC acquired Integrated Staffing Network, a healthcare staffing provider based in Milwaukee that primarily provides respiratory therapists.“ISN and Guardian share a number of clients,” said Carol Ann Schneider, owner of Guardian HealthStaff. “Working together will give us eco...


Online job ads rise most in legal, travel industries

March 4, 2014

Simply Hired reported its measure of U.S. job openings rose by 4.6 percent in February compared to January. Among industries, legal jobs posted the largest increase in help-wanted ads, up 29.1 percent. It was followed by travel, which rose 20.3 percent.Construction reported the only decrease in o...


Randstad index finds US employee confidence slips

March 4, 2014

The outlook among American workers declined in February, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index fell 2.7 points in February to a reading of 54.0. Although the index decreased from the five-month high registered in January, it remains 0.5 points higher than this time las...