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Jobless claims average falls by 7,750

May 14, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 7,750 last week to a total of 271,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for this average s...


High altitude engagement: How great leaders guide teams to the summit — Staffing Stream

May 14, 2015

About 18 years ago, Kevin Sheridan began an athletic journey called “The Seven Summits,” a quest to climb and summit the highest mountain on every continent. Sheridan, an author, speaker and the chief engagement officer of Kevin Sheridan LLC, discusses the uncanny similarities between high altitu...


RPO suppliers seeing more interest

May 13, 2015

RPO suppliers are seeing more interest among buyers. In fact, the share of staffing buyers using RPO roughly doubled over the last five years, according to our 2014 North America Contingent Buyers Survey. Read in Staffing Industry Review how more midsize firms are bringing in RPO.


Canadian temp staffing revenue to fall 2%

May 13, 2015

The Canadian temporary staffing industry will see a decline in revenue this year, driven in part by large exposure to cutbacks in the oil and gas sector staffing suppliers, according to the “Canadian Staffing Industry Outlook: May 2015” report released by Staffing Industry Analysts. The indu...


Facebook to require contractors in US to pay $15 minimum wage

May 13, 2015

Facebook will require contractors to pay their US workers a minimum wage of $15 and provide a minimum of 15 paid days off for holidays, sick time and vacation, according to a blog post by COO Sheryl Sandberg.In addition, contractor employees who don’t receive paid parental leave must get a $4,000...


Is your staffing website mobile friendly? Half of large staffing firm websites aren’t

May 13, 2015

A quick check of websites for the 20 largest US staffing firms found only half passed muster under a new Google tool that measures whether a website is mobile friendly.Google is giving more weight to mobile friendliness in its search results. And research by Staffing Industry Analysts has found t...


Barrett under investigation by SEC over workers’ comp

May 13, 2015

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI) has been informed the San Francisco office of the Division of Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained a Formal Order of Investigation in connection with its review of the company’s accounting practices with regard to its worke...


California court upholds ruling: Staffing firms can’t self-insure workers’ comp

May 13, 2015

A California Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a ruling the state can prohibit staffing firms from self-insuring their workers’ compensation liability coverage.KimstaffHR Inc. and Kimco Staffing Services Inc., an Irvine, Calif.-based firm which ranks on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest...


Command Center revenue up 3% in Q1 but net income falls

May 12, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 2.8% year over year in the first quarter to $19.0 million. The company attributed the increase to its focus on improving revenue and profitability from existing branch locations.However, net income at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industrial...


Futurestep names Alexander Mann exec as managing director, global operations

May 12, 2015

Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), named Viquar (Vic) Khan as managing director of global operations, a new position within the company. Khan will focus on using Korn Ferry’s intellectual property within Futurestep’s service offerings and developing the organization’s global capabi...