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Decton adds legal staffing firm

October 7, 2014

Decton Inc. and LegalStaff of San Diego merged their business operations, Decton Staffing Services announced. LegalStaff of San Diego will operate as an autonomous division of Decton Inc.The transaction closed Oct 1; terms and details of the transaction’s structure were not disclosed.Plans call f...


US retailers to hire more than 725,000 seasonal workers

October 7, 2014

US retailers are expected to hire between 725,000 and 800,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, potentially more than the 768,000 they actually hired during the 2013 holiday season, the National Retail Federation announced today. Seasonal employment in 2013 had increased 14 percent over the p...


Candidates seek personal approach in recruiting process

October 7, 2014

Employers must tailor talent acquisition practices to the talent they want to attract, according to the 2014 Candidate Preferences Survey from ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing.“By maximizing their presence on, and engagement with, carefully selected social media, employers...


Quote of the Week: Law puts ‘significant liability’ on staffing buyers

October 7, 2014

“We are very disappointed in the governor’s decision to approve AB 1897,” Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, said in a statement regarding California law AB 1897 that was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 28.“This labor union-sponsored bill will unfairly impose significant liabil...


Focus on security check case — Web

October 7, 2014

Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk. Oral arguments in the case are scheduled for tomorrow at the US Supreme Court. The suit will look into whether staffing firm workers should be paid for time spent waiting to go through a metal detector at the end of their s...


Number of independent workers to reach 40 million in 2019, MBO finds

October 6, 2014

The number of US independent workers will grow to just under 40 million in 2019 from approximately 30 million today, according to a new study by MBO Partners, a provider of management systems for independent professionals and clients that engage them.Independent professionals are defined in the r...


Firms may face bigger IC risk than they realize, ICon says

October 6, 2014

Independent contractor misclassification may be a larger financial risk than companies realize, according to a survey of 51 US executives released by ICon Professional Services, a Foster City, Calif.-based provider of independent contractor compliance and payrolling services.The survey found 68 p...


Salo acquires Chicago staffing provider

October 6, 2014

Salo Project LLC, a financial and human resources staffing firm, acquired the Chicago-based business formerly known as The Johnsson Group from PRGX Global Inc. The Johnsson Group provides financial and human resources staffing as well, and the acquisition expands Salo’s existing presence in the C...


NAPEO elects Indiana PEO exec as chairman

October 6, 2014

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations elected Brent Tilson as board chairman.Tilson is president and CEO of Tilson HR, a Greenwood, Ind.-based PEO provider he founded in 1995.“The PEO industry is positioned for incredible growth,” Tilson said. “During my time as chairman...


Index points to ‘solid’ job growth through year’s end

October 6, 2014

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index increased in September to a reading of 121.68, up from August’s upwardly revised reading of 121.32. The September reading is up 6.1 percent from the same month a year ago.“The employment trends index increased for the ninth consecutive month, sign...