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Finding top-level talent for cannabis industry is tricky business — staffing quote of the week

January 13, 2015

“Attracting top-level talent for startup money is always going to be tricky,” Marijuana Business Daily quoted Kara Bradford as saying in a Q&A with the founders of Seattle-based Viridian Staffing, which targets the cannabis industry. “A great way for companies to attract talent at all levels...


Global staffing provider Impellam names finance director

January 12, 2015

Impellam Group plc appointed Darren Mee as group finance director, effective Feb. 2. The UK-based company announced in April 2014 that Group Finance Director Andrew Burchall would leave the firm to pursue other personal and career opportunities; he had served in the role since Impellam was formed...


Corporate Resource Services replaces CFO

January 12, 2015

Staffing provider Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) appointed Joseph Ciavarella as CFO, effective Jan. 12. He replaces Michael Golde, who had served as CFO since May 2012.Ciavarella has been a consultant since 2012, primarily to companies in the financial services and consumer product...


Employment index signals rapid job growth

January 12, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in December to a reading of 128.43, up from November’s reading of 127.83. The November reading is up 7.5 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased in every single month of 2014, capping the year off wi...


Staffing provider Diversant names Kelly exec as COO

January 12, 2015

Diversant LLC, a New Jersey-Based IT staffing provider, appointed Jim Yoshimura as chief operating officer. Yoshimura mostly was vice president of IT resources at Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA). He previously was Southeast Central region senior VP at Experis (formerly COMSYS), now owned by Man...


AMN completes acquisition of healthcare staffing, VMS firms

January 12, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, completed its acquisition of Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and VMS provider Medefis from OGH LLC for a total purchase price of $82.5 million.AMN announced the deal in December.Locum Leaders is an Alpharetta, Ga....


PEO Fortune Industries publicly traded again

January 12, 2015

Indianapolis-based Fortune Industries Inc. (OTC MKT: FDVF) began trading its common stock on the OTC Pink platform of OTC Markets Group Inc. effective Dec. 10. The company previously traded on the NYSE MKT but voluntarily delisted in 2013, becoming a private company under a management buyout plan...


Think creative and be a successful recruiter — Staffing Stream

January 12, 2015

Keep thinking of different ways to adopt a creative recruitment style, writes Abhishek Sharma in The Staffing Stream. Sharma, an account manager for Aditi Staffing, lists some creative steps to take that can ensure better results in less time. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a...


Staffing research analyst sought

January 12, 2015

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US adds 14,700 temp jobs, penetration rate hits another high

January 9, 2015

The number of US temporary help services jobs rose by 14,700, according to seasonally adjusted numbers from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration reached another new high of 2.13 percent.However, the year-over-year growth rate in temporary jobs slowed to 7.81 in December from 8....