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Number of independent workers to reach 40 million in 2019, MBO finds

October 6, 2014

The number of US independent workers will grow to just under 40 million in 2019 from approximately 30 million today, according to a new study by MBO Partners, a provider of management systems for independent professionals and clients that engage them.Independent professionals are defined in the r...


Firms may face bigger IC risk than they realize, ICon says

October 6, 2014

Independent contractor misclassification may be a larger financial risk than companies realize, according to a survey of 51 US executives released by ICon Professional Services, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of independent contractor compliance and payrolling services.The survey found 68 p...


Salo acquires Chicago staffing provider

October 6, 2014

Salo Project LLC, a financial and human resources staffing firm, acquired the Chicago-based business formerly known as The Johnsson Group from PRGX Global Inc. The Johnsson Group provides financial and human resources staffing as well, and the acquisition expands Salo’s existing presence in the C...


NAPEO elects Indiana PEO exec as chairman

October 6, 2014

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations elected Brent Tilson as board chairman.Tilson is president and CEO of Tilson HR, a Greenwood, Ind.-based PEO provider he founded in 1995.“The PEO industry is positioned for incredible growth,” Tilson said. “During my time as chairman...


Index points to ‘solid’ job growth through year’s end

October 6, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in September to a reading of 121.68, up from August’s upwardly revised reading of 121.32. The September reading is up 6.1 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased for the ninth consecutive month, sign...


Contingent workforce buyers’ gathering marks 10 years — Blog

October 6, 2014

This year marks the 10th annual gathering of contingent workforce professionals at Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Summit. Global Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram reminisces on the industry’s past decade in a post in The Contingent Blog. For the post, click here.


The answer to fraudulent workers’ comp claims — Staffing Stream

October 6, 2014

Some workers’ comp claims are easily recognizable as legitimate; others are not. Andy Kohler and Brad Isaacs of Risk Transfer LLC write about what a staffing firm can do in a new post in The Staffing Stream. to read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and...


US adds 19,700 temp jobs in September, penetration rate hits another high

October 3, 2014

The U.S. added 19,700 temporary help services jobs in September even as the number of temporary help services jobs in August was revised upward by 17,600, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The temporary penetration rate reached yet anothe...


Provade names new president, CTO

October 3, 2014

Provade Inc., a VMS provider, named Hans Bukow as president. He replaces Edward “EJ” Jackson, who co-founded the company in 2004 and is stepping down. Jackson recently launched scibox, a customer engagement software solution exclusively for staffing companies, and ranks on Staffing Industry Analy...


Resources Connection revenue up 9%

October 3, 2014

Resources Connection Inc. (NASD: RECN) reported revenue rose 8.9 percent year over year (8.7 percent on a constant dollar basis) to $143.4 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Aug 30 with growth coming from its US operations.The Irvine, Calif.-based company’s operating subsidiary, Resources...