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CPA group finds US execs optimistic about economy, hiring

September 5, 2014

Not since 2007 have U.S. accountants in industry felt as optimistic about the future of their companies and the state of the domestic economy as they do now, according to the American Institute of CPAs' third-quarter economic outlook survey.The number of financial executives optimistic about the...


Judge dismisses staffing firm from hepatitis traveler case — Web

September 5, 2014

Boston.com reports a federal judge in New Hampshire dismissed a lawsuit Thursday brought by Exeter Hospital against Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc., which had once worked with a cardiac technician who infected 32 of the hospital’s patients with hepatitis C virus. To read the story, click here.Maxim...


Canada loses 11,000 jobs in August

September 5, 2014

Canada lost 11,000 jobs in August, most of which were part time, to a total of approximately 17.85 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The number of full-time jobs fell by 2,300 and the number of part-time jobs fell by 8,700.A report by Scotiaban...


Small business employment heats up in August, index finds

September 5, 2014

The CBIZ small business employment index rose by 1.2 percent in August following a 0.8 percent decrease in July. August has consistently been a positive month for the index.The report found 26 percent of the small businesses surveyed added staff and 22 percent decreased staff in August; 52 percen...


People: Beacon Hill, Barton, Favorite, Boyden, JBK

September 5, 2014

Beacon Hill Staffing Group, headquartered in Boston, announced Managing Director Ryan Pirnat and Division Director Maricela Ostrand will lead its new division, Beacon Hill Pharma. The division provides contract, permanent placement, FSP/outsourcing and consulting to pharmaceutical, medical device...


Elance-oDesk report says 34% of US workers freelance

September 4, 2014

A survey released by online staffing firm Elance-oDesk found 34 percent of U.S. workers — 53 million people — are freelancing. The workforce adds $715 billion annually to the economy through their freelance work.“The 53 million Americans who are freelancing already contribute more than $700 billi...


Online staffing firm branches out with domain marketplace

September 4, 2014

Freelancer Ltd., an online staffing platform trading on the Australian stock exchange, launched Freemarket.com, an online marketplace that facilitates the exchange of websites and domain names. The new enterprise targets technology entrepreneurs, SMEs, investors, webmasters and operators of web p...


ADP report finds US job growth steady in August

September 4, 2014

U.S. private sector employment rose by 204,000 jobs in August, down from an increase of 212,000 in July, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.August’s increase marks the fifth consecutive mon...


Non-manufacturing activity hits record high in August

September 4, 2014

Economic activity in the U.S. non-manufacturing sector grew in August at a faster rate than July. The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index rose to a reading of 59.6 in August from July’s reading of 58.7. August’s reading is the highest reading for the index since it began in...


SHRM report says manufacturing hiring to rise from year ago

September 4, 2014

Hiring in the U.S. manufacturing sector in September is expected to increase 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. However, hiring in the service sector this mo...