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Online PEO receives $6 million investment

October 10, 2014

Justworks, a New York-based provider of technology-based PEO services, raised $6 million in Series A funding let by Thrive Capital with additional participation from Index Ventures.The company offers a free “starter” package for managing independent contractor payments and 1099 filings. It’s prem...


IT services firm acquires data backup, protection provider

October 10, 2014

InterCloud Systems Inc. completed its acquisition of VaultLogix LLC in a deal that included $16 million in cash, $12.75 million in restricted common stock and $15.5 million in three-year convertible seller notes.InterCloud, based in Shrewsbury, N.J., is a provider of IT solutions, including consu...


VMS provider names chief customer officer

October 10, 2014

PeopleFluent, the Waltham, Mass.-based provider of the PeopleFluent VMS, named Courtney Harkins as chief customer officer. She will report to CEO Jeff Carr.The role was originally created to merge all customer-facing roles, from pre to post sales, into a singular accountable organization. Former...


People: Johnson Service Group, Versique, Kinsington, KilaKila

October 10, 2014

Greg Thullner will head Johnson Service Group Inc.’s expansion into Canada. The staffing company opened an office in Calgary that will be supported by satellite offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal. Thullner has worked in the engineering/IT services sector internationally for more...


Web: Kansas court, NLRB rule against FedEx in IC opinions

October 10, 2014

The Supreme Court of Kansas and the National Labor Relations Board issued lengthy, comprehensive opinions finding FedEx misclassified its home delivery and ground drivers as independent contractors, writes attorneys for Pepper Hamilton in Lexology. For the story click here.


Staffing 100 list of industry leaders published

October 9, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts released its annual North American Staffing 100 list of some of the most influential people in the staffing industry. This is the fourth year publishing the list of industry leaders, who have in some way impacted the world of contingent work.The list does not rank the i...


TSR revenue rises 13%

October 9, 2014

Information technology staffing firm TSR Inc. (NASD: TSRI) reported revenue rose 13.2 percent year over year to $13.7 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31. The Hauppauge, N.Y.-based firm reported net income attributable to TSR increased to $25,000 from $11,000 in the prior year quart...


Amazon staffing security check case will have impact

October 9, 2014

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case Integrity Staffing vs. Busk, where employees of the staffing firm are arguing they should be paid for time spent waiting in a security line to exit. But whatever the court’s decision, it will have a major impact.“This case will creat...


Consulting firm acquires Discovery Services

October 9, 2014

Data and technology management firm eTERA Consulting acquired Chicago-based Discovery Services LLC, a legal staffing and managed review provider.The transaction closed Sept. 22; terms were not disclosed.Discovery Services provides legal staffing on a national level and operates document review ce...


Jackson Healthcare hires Cross Country exec

October 9, 2014

Jackson Healthcare, the third-largest US healthcare staffing firm, named Jonathan Ward as vice president of corporate development. Ward will spearhead the company’s mergers and acquisitions as well as its corporate development efforts.Ward served more than 20 years at Cross Country Healthcare Inc...