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Big ideas for staffing firms — Executive Forum

March 19, 2015

A list of 20 opportunities for staffing firms was presented Wednesday by Jon Osborne, VP, strategic research at Staffing Industry Analysts, during the Executive Forum North America in Orlando.Some of the ideas presented include: Consider the education staffing market. It’s the fastest-growin...


McKinley Consulting joins sister company Versique

March 19, 2015

Minneapolis-based McKinley Consulting Inc. merged with sister company Versique Search & Consulting under a corporate restructuring. The transaction closed Jan. 1 and was announced March 18. Terms were not disclosed.The combined entity now operates under the Versique brand, which retains all M...


ASA: Staffing employment up more than 5% in 2014

March 19, 2015

US staffing companies employed an average of 3.2 million temporary and contract workers per week in 2014, up 5.4% from 2013, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association.Over the course of 2014, staffing firms hired a total of 14.6 million temporary and contract employees...


County in Silicon Valley posts highest wage in Q3

March 19, 2015

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large US county areas in the third quarter of 2014, while Olmsted County in Minnesota posted the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly wage, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Santa Clara County, home...


US leading index points to short-term growth

March 19, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.2% in February to a reading of 121.4 (2010 = 100), following a 0.2% increase in January and a 0.4% increase in December.“Widespread gains among the leading indicators continue to point to short-term growth,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, economist...


Lawyers: One-third plan increase in entry-level hiring

March 19, 2015

The job market for newly minted associates is showing signs of improvement, according to according to a survey released today from Robert Half Legal.Nearly one-third of lawyers surveyed, 32%, said their law firm or company plans to increase its hiring of entry-level associates in the next 12 mont...


Jobless claims average rises 2,250, total claims edge up

March 19, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 2,250 to a total of 304,750 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 302,500, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


Where staffing industry tech is heading — Staffing Stream

March 19, 2015

One thing the staffing industry has a lot of is data, writes Dan Collier in the Staffing Stream. The problem today is it’s mostly unstructured. Collier, founder and CEO of Elevate Platform Ltd., discusses the role technology will play in the industry looking forward.The Staffing Stream is a blog...


Best Staffing Firms to Work For revealed — Executive Forum

March 18, 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts announced the winners of the “2014 Best Staffing Firms to Work For” contest. Results of the survey, which was sponsored by Monster, were announced today at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum North America in Orlando, Fla.For more, go to the Best Staffing Firms...


Allegis chairman and co-founder named winner of 2015 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award — Executive Forum

March 18, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Peter Yessne Staffing Leadership Award is Jim Davis, co-founder and chairman of the Allegis Group. The announcement was made today at Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum North America.The award celebrates an individual staffing leader who has driven innovations that...