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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...


Beige book: Staffing firms optimistic, districts report skilled-labor shortages

September 4, 2014

Conditions for staffing services were generally positive across reporting Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday.Staffing activity generally increased in Boston, and staffing contacts in Philadelphia noted increases in new clients and fi...


PeopLease PEO names new CFO

September 4, 2014

PeopLease, a transportation professional employer organization, announced Jerry White joined the company’s executive leadership team as chief financial officer. White replaces Doug Boston, who voluntarily left the Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based firm after more than 10 years with the company.“Jerry’s...


Gannett to include CareerBuilder in new company

September 4, 2014

Gannett Co. Inc., which is a majority owner of jobs site CareerBuilder, is moving ahead with a plan to separate its digital and broadcasting business from its newspaper business. Gannett announced the proposed split last month. In addition to CareerBuilder, Gannett’s digital business includes a p...


US jobless claims average up 3,000

September 4, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 3,000 to a total of 302,750 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 299,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving average d...


ManpowerGroup promotes temp staffing, MSP/RPO leaders

September 3, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) promoted Kip Wright to senior vice president of Manpower, North America effective Aug. 21. Wright will oversee the Manpower temporary staffing business in North America.Wright formerly served as senior vice president of ManpowerGroup Solutions, which included the co...


Command Center appoints CFO

September 3, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), an industrial staffing provider, appointed company director Jeff Wilson as chief financial officer.Wilson replaces Ralph Peterson, who retired. Peterson, principal accounting officer on an interim basis since August 2013, has served in various capacities at Comm...