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Uber gains among business travelers; GM rolls out Maven

January 21, 2016

Business travelers used Uber more than rental cars, according to one report. Separately, General Motors is using workers from its recently acquired human cloud Sidecar assets on a new brand called Maven.

In the Uber news, business travel expense software firm Certify reported spending on Uber overcame...

Labor market polarization is widening, ManpowerGroup reports

January 21, 2016

The polarization of the labor market is widening with workforce skills not keeping up with business needs, according to a new report from ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) called “Human Age 2.0: Future Forces at Work.”

Forces such as shifting demographics, rapid globalization and technological revolutions...

Jobless claims rise, but still low by historical standards

January 21, 2016

The four-week moving average of US unemployment claims rose by 6,500 in the week ending Jan. 16 from the previous week’s revised average to a total of 285,000.

While the four-week moving average smooths volatility, total claims rose by 10,000 to a total of 293,000. USA Today reported numbers reached...

Web: Inspection ‘blitz’ in Ontario nabs 238 employers in violation

January 21, 2016

A government inspection “blitz” focused on precarious employment found 238 workplaces in violation, the Toronto Star reported.

Joint employment? Feds issue new guidance

January 20, 2016

New guidance on joint employment was issued today by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

The department examines employment relationships in hundreds of investigations a year, wrote David Weil, wage and hour administrator, in a blog post. The guidance is intended to help educate employers...

Canadian staffing index declines in December

January 20, 2016

The Canadian staffing index fell in December, continuing a trend of moderate year-over-year declines. The index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 100 in December, down from a reading of 101 in December 2014.

The index value of 100 corresponds to the size of the industry...

The Judge Group names direct placement president

January 20, 2016

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing provider, promoted Stephen Green to president of Judge Direct Placement. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the entire Direct Placement division, which includes more than 65 recruiters nationwide across six regional offices. ...

Firms form joint venture, acquire Vancouver office

January 20, 2016

Optimum Talent, a Canadian integrated talent management company, and Conroy Ross Partners, a retained search and consulting firm, formed a new joint venture and acquired the Toombs Inc. office in Vancouver, BC.

The joint venture is a strategic move that solidifies the existing partnership between the...

TRAK Legal takes Special Counsel brand

January 20, 2016

Special Counsel, Adecco’s legal staffing brand and the largest legal staffing firm in the US, announced TRAK Legal is now a Special Counsel company.

TRAK Legal for more than 30 years has provided recruiting and legal staffing solutions to the legal departments and organizations in the Washington, D.C....

US leads in unfilled jobs, report finds

January 20, 2016

The US leads 12 major markets in unfilled jobs, with more than 25% of jobs left open after 60 days, according to the report, “Labor Market Outlook 2016: Uncovering the Causes of Global Jobs Mismatch,” released today by Indeed.

Germany and Canada followed at 20% and almost 19% respectively.

Many roles...