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Former Volt exec joins Staffing Services Family of Companies

August 13, 2015

Staffing Services Family of Companies appointed Howard A. Zimmerman as VP and member of its executive management team. Staffing Services Family of Companies supplies contingent labor, direct hire, payroll servicing, master vendor programs, and consulting services nationwide in variety of vertical...


Study finds 7.6 million to work in US gig economy by 2020

August 13, 2015

An estimated 7.6 million Americans will be regularly working as providers in the on-demand economy by 2020, more than doubling the current total of 3.2 million, according to a new study and forecast from Intuit Inc. (NSDQ:INTU) and Emergent Research. The on-demand labor market will grow by 18.5%...


Recycling company, staffing firm settle EEOC suit

August 13, 2015

Sims Recycling Solutions Inc., an international electronics recycling company, and Tennessee-based staffing agency All-Star Personnel Inc. will pay $25,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced today.The EEOC’s...


Jobless claims average down 1,500 to 15-year low but total claims rise

August 13, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 1,750 last week to a total of 266,250 from the previous week’s downwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for...


US job openings edged down in June, but hiring up

August 12, 2015

The number of US job openings in June edged down 2.0% from May to more than 5.2 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. May had the highest level of job openings since the series began in December 2000.Job openings decreased in nondur...


Slate names former Corporate Resource exec as president

August 12, 2015

Slate Professional Resources Inc. appointed Mark Levine as president, effective Aug. 10. Freehold, N.J.-based Slate provides staffing services to the legal, accounting and information technology industries.Levine replaces Allan Hartley, who took the role in March 2014 after stepping down as co-CE...


Catapult acquires Chicago staffing firms

August 12, 2015

Catapult Staffing — an IT, engineering and finance staffing company — acquired Chicago-based firms OnPoint Partners Inc. and 180North from founder and CEO Eric Baranchik. 180North provides interim staffing while OnPoint Partners provides direct-hire services.The transaction closed Aug. 3; terms w...


Survey finds 60% of businesses expect no wage increases

August 12, 2015

Despite the recent drop in unemployment and rising expectations that wage increases will follow, a survey released today by Express Employment Professionals casts doubt on the belief that workers' paychecks will soon see increases.  The survey found 60% of businesses expect wages in their ma...


Kelly lands $585 million NIH contract — Contract watch

August 12, 2015

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) was awarded a three-year, $585 million contract with the National Institutes of Health.NIH, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ medical research agency, is the primary federal agency conducting medical research. It investigates the causes, treatments...


Bosses play large role in employee work-life balance, Randstad survey finds

August 12, 2015

Employees’ ongoing struggle to balance work with time off is significantly impacted by their boss, according to the latest employee engagement study released by Randstad US. Randstad's survey found more than 39% of US employees don't believe their bosses encourage them to take allotted vacation d...