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RCM revenue up 12%, gross margin improves at N.J.-based staffing provider

November 6, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 12.3 percent in the third quarter to $46.4 million. The Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm’s gross margin improved to 28.4 percent in the third quarter from 25.9 percent in the year-ago...


November hiring in US at highest level in four years, HR group says

November 6, 2014

Hiring activity will reach four-year highs for the month of November in both the US manufacturing and service sectors, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Hiring expectations in US manufacturing are up fo...


Industrial staffing firm Command Center says revenue up 7%

November 6, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 6.9 percent in the third quarter to $27.7 million, primarily attributable to a 10.6 percent increase in same store sales. Gross margin at the industrial staffing provider rose to 27.7 percent in the third quarter from 25.8 percent in the year-...


Voters support raising minimum wage — Web

November 6, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports voters in five states approved measures to raise the minimum wage. For the story, click here.


Jobless claims average hits lowest level since 2000 in US

November 6, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 2,250 to a total of 279,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for this...


More ways to set your staffing firm apart — Staffing Stream

November 6, 2014

Since temporary staffing services generally offer very similar services, staffing firms need to distinguish their services from their competitors. Raul Esqueda, president of 1st Commercial Credit, discusses additional ways staffing firms can differentiate their services in part two of his post in...


Non-hospital plans won’t forestall possible ACA penalties — but relief offered for 2015

November 5, 2014

Federal agencies rejected a health plan setup that allowed employers to avoid ACA penalties while offering coverage to workers that, while affordable, did not cover in-patient hospitalization.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury released a notice Tue...


US private-sector jobs post second-largest gain of year, ADP reports

November 5, 2014

US private sector employment rose by 230,000 jobs in October, according to the ADP national employment report produced by Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASD: ADP) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. October’s increase is the highest since June and the second-highest gain of 2014.“Employmen...


Non-manufacturing activity decelerates in October but employment up

November 5, 2014

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector grew in October but at a slower rate than September, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index fell in October to a reading of 57.1 from September’s reading of 58.6....


Allen Austin acquires design/build search firm

November 5, 2014

Allen Austin, a Houston-based executive search firm, acquired Chicago-based Gaines International, a retained executive search firm targeting the architectural design, real estate, construction and engineering sectors. The acquisition includes offices in Chicago, Detroit, New York and London.The t...