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Canadian GDP rose 0.7% in Q3

December 1, 2014

Canadian real gross domestic product rose 0.7 percent in the third quarter following a gain of 0.9 percent in the second quarter, Statistics Canada reported Friday.Main contributors to GDP growth were exports of goods and household final consumption expenditure.Expressed at an annualized rate, re...


Report says OSHA temp inspections up 322% — Web

December 1, 2014

OSHA inspections involving temporary worker service agencies rose 322 percent in US federal fiscal year 2014, according to an article by Nickole Winnett in The National Law Review. To go to the story, click here.


Accountable acquires Massachusetts-based healthcare staffing firm

December 1, 2014

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. acquired Sagent Healthstaff LLC, its 12th acquisition to date. Wellesley, Mass.-based Sagent places registered nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout the Northeast and California.The transaction closed today; terms were not disclosed.Sagent will...


Temp staffing revenue growth rate picks up in October

December 1, 2014

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 10 percent year over year in October among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The growth rate marks an improvement from 9 percent year-over-year growth in September.“With regard to revenue growth, all signs i...


ISM manufacturing index little changed in November

December 1, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index for US manufacturing edged down slightly to a reading of 58.7 in November from October’s reading of 59.0.Readings above 50 indicate growth; November’s index indicates continued expansion in manufacturing at a rate similar to Oc...


Does your staffing firm have an ‘I got this’ culture? — Staffing Stream

December 1, 2014

Does your staffing firm have an “I got this” culture? To find out, take the six-question quiz in a new Staffing Stream post from Mary Ann McLaughlin of Butler Street. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream is a blog where issues, trends and views from all corners of the staffing industr...


Daily News resuming on Monday Dec 1

December 1, 2014

The North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News did not publish during the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue will come out on Monday December 1.


Private equity acquires Virginia marine staffing business

November 26, 2014

Private equity firm Succession Capital Partners acquired the Virginia division of Capital Consultants Inc., a Louisiana-based specialty marine staffing firm serving the ship repair and ship construction industry.The transaction closed Nov. 1; terms were not disclosed.Succession Capital invests in...


Job board says healthcare postings up 65%

November 26, 2014

Healthcare job postings on the HEALTHeCAREERS Network increased 65 percent year over year with strong growth among therapy, radiologic technologist/medical imaging and nursing roles, according to the online job board’s Q3 healthcare jobs snapshot.Nursing positions accounted for the greatest perce...


Jobless claims average rises; total claims at three-month high

November 26, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 6,250 to a total of 294,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 287,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...