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Labor Department fines Silicon Valley firms in H-1 visa worker violations

November 10, 2015

Scopus Consulting Group and Orian Engineers, two Sunnyvale, Calif.-based worker placement organizations owned by Kishore Kumar, failed to pay software engineers working on H-1B visas the local prevailing wage, the US Department of Labor reports. The two companies provide workers to Silicon Valley firms...

Syntel CFO to retire

November 10, 2015

Information technology service provider Syntel Inc. (NASD: SYNT) announced the upcoming retirement of CFO Arvind Godbole. Anil Agrawal, Syntel's general manager of finance, will serve as acting CFO while the company searches for a permanent replacement.

Godbole gave his 90-day notice on Nov. 9 and agreed...

OSHA and ASA release video on staffing clients’ safety role

November 10, 2015

The American Staffing Association and the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a safety video addressing the role of staffing clients in ensuring temporary worker safety.

The video features Assistant Secretary of Labor David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, as well as ASA staff

“Host employers...

Hospitals turn to MSPs — Staffing quote of the week

November 10, 2015

“We needed much more than a few locums doctors,” Dr. Gerald Wydro, chair of emergency medicine Aria Health system in Philadelphia, told Modern Healthcare in a story about hospitals’ use of managed services providers. “We needed a whole system.”

Accountable promotes president to CEO role

November 9, 2015

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla.-based healthcare staffing provider, appointed Kevin S. Little as CEO, effective Nov. 11. Little replaces Robert J. Adamson, who takes over the newly created role of executive chairman.

Little will retain the responsibilities of president until a...

Survey finds nearly two-thirds of baby boomer nurses considering retirement

November 9, 2015

Nearly two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are now considering retirement, according to survey results released by AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS) and its Center for the Advancement of Healthcare Professionals.

Of those nurses over 54 who are considering retirement, 62% plan to retire...

EEOC sues staffing firm for alleged discrimination

November 9, 2015

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday announced it filed a lawsuit against Workplace Staffing Solutions LLC, a Louisiana company operating an office in Gulfport, Miss. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 28, alleges the firm violated federal law by failing to hire at least 34 qualified women for...

PrideStaff names CIO

November 9, 2015

PrideStaff, a national staffing franchise, announced Rob Hale joined the firm as chief information officer. Hale will oversee PrideStaff's information technology operations, infrastructure, security and applications.

Hale most recently was QAD's cloud engagement manager, managing ERP and cloud-migration...

US employment index rises in October

November 9, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index rose in October to a reading of 129.48 from September’s downwardly revised reading of 128.65. The October reading is up 4.1% from the same month a year ago.  

“The employment trends index continues to show solid and broad-based gains, with...

NACE: Employers seek leadership, teamwork skills

November 9, 2015

Employers considering new college graduates for job openings seek leaders who can work as part of a team, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Participants in NACE's Job Outlook 2016 survey were asked which attributes —beyond grade point average —...