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US online job ads surge in November

December 3, 2014

US online job ads rose by 170,200 in November to a total of more than 5.2 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a gain of only 11,700 job ads in October.“November labor demand shows renewed strength, helping to boost a slow-gro...

Non-manufacturing activity up in October

December 3, 2014

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in November and at a faster rate than October, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index rose in November to a reading of 59.3 from October’s reading of 57.1. Re...

Union raises joint employer issue in NLRB staffing case — Web

December 3, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board could revise the 30-year-old standard of what it means to be an employer in case involving a staffing buyer and a staffing firm, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. For the story, click here. The case could be decided by Dec. 16.Separately, the American Staff...

Staffing firm hires former Advantage exec as general counsel

December 2, 2014

IT and life sciences staffing firm Eliassen Group named Jonathan “JT” Mann as VP and general counsel. Mann comes to Eliassen after serving as senior VP and general counsel for staffing provider Advantage Resourcing International, a division of Recruit Co. Ltd., one of the largest global staffing...

Robert Half survey finds 19% of CIOs in US to add staff

December 2, 2014

Nineteen percent of US chief information officers plan to add staff to their IT departments in the first six months of 2015, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report released today. That compares with 14 percent who said they planned to add IT staff in a p...

Randstad US employee confidence index rises

December 2, 2014

The outlook among American workers rose in November, according to Randstad’s US employee confidence index. The index rose to a reading of 58.7 in November from 58.2 in October. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism about the economic environmen...

Cross Country chief accounting officer steps down

December 2, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) Chief Accounting Officer Nicholas Buscemi III stepped down, according to a filing yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. CFO William Burns assumed the additional role of principal accounting officer effective Monday.Cross Country ranks...

TEKsystems survey finds lower expectations for IT budget increases

December 2, 2014

IT leaders expect increased spending in 2015, but not at the same level as heading into 2014, according to TEKsystems’ annual survey of IT leaders released today. Salaries and hiring will also rise at slower growth rates.Forty-five percent expect their organization’s IT budget to increase, down f...

An interview every time — staffing quote of the week

December 2, 2014

“In the past, when you had temporary work, [employers would] need more bodies, and you would just go in. Now, every time you go in, it’s an interview," John Babb said in an article on NorthJersey.com. Babb is an accounting professional from Englewood, N.J. To read the story, click here.

CTPartners completes acquisition of Austria-based firm

December 1, 2014

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) completed its acquisition of Austria-based executive search firm Neumann.The transaction closed Dec. 1 and includes offices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as across Eastern Europe. Terms were not disclosed.The company signed a letter o...