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ASA reports US staffing employment up more than 5% over year

June 18, 2015

US staffing companies employed an average of 3.13 million temporary and contract workers per week in the first quarter of 2015, up 5.5% from the same period in 2014, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association.“Even with weak economic growth in the first quarter, demand...


Chartwell names COO

June 18, 2015

Chartwell Staffing Solutions, a staffing provider based in Lancaster, Penn., promoted Roderick Santoro to chief operating officer from senior VP, effective June 1.Santoro started his staffing career more than 17 years ago as a staffing manager and joined Chartwell at the end of March 2015.“Roderi...


Hazards of temporary employment addressed

June 18, 2015

Ambiguity surrounding responsibility for complying with health and safety standards in temporary employment arrangements can result in increased health and safety risks for temp workers in the workplace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. And guidelines and policy have not k...


Screening techniques extend hiring process time, Glassdoor report finds

June 18, 2015

The time it takes to complete the average interview process has increased globally, taking 3.3 to 3.7 days longer since 2010, according to a report released today by Glassdoor. The process now takes an average of 22.9 days in the US.  Only job candidates in Canada report shorter hiring times...


21% of ad and marketing execs to hire, recruiting remains difficult

June 18, 2015

Companies in the creative field plan to ease up on hiring plans and increase hiring freezes in the second half of the year, according to a new survey from The Creative Group, a marketing/creative staffing division of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI).The survey found 21% of hiring manage...


US leading index confirms positive outlook for second half

June 18, 2015

The Conference Board’s US leading economic index rose 0.7% in May to a reading of 123.1 (2010 = 100), following increases of 0.7% in April and 0.4% in March.“The US [leading economic index] increased sharply again in May, confirming the outlook for more economic expansion in the second half of th...


Jobless claims average down, total claims fall 12,000

June 18, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance fell by 2,000 last week to a total of 276,750 from the previous week’s unrevised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving average decreases the v...


Canadian staffing index holds steady in May

June 17, 2015

The Canadian staffing index, a measure of staffing activity in Canada, remained at a reading of 101 in May, the same index value as April. However, the index fell 6% year over year from 108 in May 2014.The index value of 100 corresponds to the size of the industry in July 2008, when the index beg...


Silicon Valley county posts highest Q4 wage, Arkansas county posts highest increase

June 17, 2015

San Mateo, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large US county areas in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Benton County in Arkansas posted the largest year-over-year percentage increase in average weekly wage, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.San Mateo County,...


RPO provider Cielo names leader for Latin America operations

June 17, 2015

RPO provider Cielo announced Christian Scandella will join its leadership team as senior VP for Latin America.Based in Argentina, Scandella for the last six years built the RPO practice for IBM/Kenexa in Latin America.“Businesses entering or growing in Latin America have the opportunity to adopt...