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Blog: Elance-oDesk, data and the hidden power (and value) of online staffing platforms

June 9, 2014

Elance-oDesk last week issued the company’s first public press communication since the announcement of the two firms' merger six months ago. The occasion was the publication of the Global Online and U.S. Online Work Report. Affiliate Analyst Andrew Karpie discusses the report in The Contingent Bl...


Recruiting: Social media takes center stage — Staffing Stream

June 9, 2014

Social media now plays a significant role in recruiting, writes Reena Gupta in a new post in The Staffing Stream. Gupta, CEO of TargetRecruit, discusses why staffing agencies need to partake in social recruiting to find and hire the right candidates. For the post, click here.The Staffing Stream i...


Canada adds 25,800 jobs in May

June 6, 2014

Canada added 25,800 jobs in May, driven by gains in part-time work, to a total of approximately 17.83 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs fell by 29,100 and the number of part-time jobs rose by 54,900.The Canadian une...


US temp jobs rise, penetration rate at high

June 6, 2014

The number of U.S. temporary help services jobs rose by 14,300 jobs in May for a total of almost 2.9 million jobs, but the year-over-year growth rate has been easing since March, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temp penetration r...


Elance-oDesk lists in-demand skills, US online staffing spend up 29%

June 6, 2014

Data science ranks among the skills with the most demand growth from online staffing users in the U.S., according to a new report by Elance-oDesk. Other skills with growing demand include Internet security, content marketing, Android app development and 3D modeling.Skills with decreasing demand i...


Longtime staffing industry veteran passes away

June 6, 2014

Longtime staffing industry veteran Jerry Block passed away on May 20, just short of his 87th birthday.Jerry Block began his staffing career with Volt Information Sciences Inc. in the 1950’s and helped create the technical staffing foundation at Volt, continuing his career there until 1993. He ret...


People: Cielo, RSA, Harvey Nash, Lucas and more

June 6, 2014

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements. Today’s listings include announcements from Cielo, RSA, Harvey Nash, Lucas Group, The Elliot Group, PeopLease, Matlen Silver, Consilium Staffing, RiseSmart and PrincetonOne.Cielo announced Erin Lange, executive vice presiden...


Maxim Healthcare names president, CFO, VP of national sales

June 5, 2014

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. named William “Bill” Butz as its president and announced Raymond Carbone will replace Butz as chief financial officer. The fifth-largest healthcare staffing firm in the U.S. also appointed Jeremy Goldberg as vice president of national sales.Butz joined Columbia, Md....


June hiring to hit four-year high, SHRM says

June 5, 2014

Hiring in the U.S. manufacturing and service sectors in June will reach four-year highs when compared to the same month in previous years, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management.The report’s survey found that...


Beige Book reports improved labor conditions

June 5, 2014

Labor market conditions generally improved since the previous report issued in mid-April, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. Hiring activity is steady to stronger across most of the country, and several districts are reporting shortages of skilled workers.The...