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Adecco Q2 revenue up 4% in constant currency, moderation in North American growth

August 11, 2015

Second-quarter revenue at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, rose by 4% in constant currency to €5.58 billion (US$6.19 billion), a similar level to the first quarter. Second-quarter revenue also rose 4% on an organic basis; Adecco measures organic growth by excluding the impact of currenc...


Command Center revenue up 5% in Q2 but net income falls

August 11, 2015

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 5.3% year over year in the second quarter to $22.8 million. However, net income at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based industrial staffing provider fell to $530,000 from $1.5 million in the year-ago quarter.Revenue from branches outside the Bakken...


Occupational therapist tops ASA hard-to-fill list

August 11, 2015

Occupational therapist is the hardest occupation to fill in the US for the 12 months ended June 2015, according to The American Staffing Association’s skills gap index, a quarterly index that tracks hard-to-fill occupations in the US.During the past quarter, microbiologists and surgeons moved int...


Zirtual shuts down

August 11, 2015

Zirtual Inc., a Nevada company that provides virtual assistance services to executives, paused operations Monday, blindsiding both employees and customers.“We have currently paused operations of Zirtual.com and it’s (sic) services. We are so sorry for any inconvenience. Best, Maren Kate Donovan +...


The Brenner Group joins Armanio

August 11, 2015

Armanino LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm based in California, will acquire The Brenner Group, effective Sept. 1. The agreement brings executive search capabilities to The Brenner Group, an interim executive management and financial advisory services firm.Armanino’s executive searc...


Canada lobster industry struggles with new foreign worker rules — Staffing quote of the week

August 11, 2015

“We're very concerned," CBCnews quoted Nat Richard of Westmorland Fisheries Ltd. as saying in a story about the impact of Canada’s new foreign worker rules on lobster processors. "The reality, as I say, is it's extremely difficult to find workers. Let's face it — it's tough work, n...


Recruit staffing revenue up outside Japan, sees expansion trend

August 10, 2015

Recruit Holdings Co., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported net sales in its overseas staffing operations rose 26.3% to ¥83.7 billion (US$0.7 billion) in its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, with the staffing market in North America and Europe maintaining a moderate expansion tre...


Construction unemployment hits 14-year low, worker shortage a concern

August 10, 2015

Construction employment in July totaled 6.38 million in July, the highest level since February 2009, according to an analysis of US Department of Labor data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. The number of unemployed workers with construction experience also shrank t...


Intelliswift Software acquires legal staffing firm

August 10, 2015

Intelliswift Software Inc. acquired Premier Legal Staffing Inc. The acquisition increases Intelliswift's market share and provides a broader portfolio of legal workforce positions.Premier Legal targeted legal areas include patent preparation/prosecution, opinions, due diligence, IP strategy,...


Hudson promotes exec to CFO

August 10, 2015

Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON) appointed Patrick Lyons as CFO and chief accounting officer, effective Aug. 8. Lyons joined Hudson in 2006 and most recently served as VP, planning.Lyons succeeds CEO Stephen Nolan, who served as CFO at the New York-based staffing provider since 2013. Nolan wi...