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Beige book: Staffing firms optimistic, districts report skilled-labor shortages

September 4, 2014

Conditions for staffing services were generally positive across reporting Federal Reserve districts, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday.Staffing activity generally increased in Boston, and staffing contacts in Philadelphia noted increases in new clients and fi...


PeopLease PEO names new CFO

September 4, 2014

PeopLease, a transportation professional employer organization, announced Jerry White joined the company’s executive leadership team as chief financial officer. White replaces Doug Boston, who voluntarily left the Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based firm after more than 10 years with the company.“Jerry’s...


Gannett to include CareerBuilder in new company

September 4, 2014

Gannett Co. Inc., which is a majority owner of jobs site CareerBuilder, is moving ahead with a plan to separate its digital and broadcasting business from its newspaper business. Gannett announced the proposed split last month. In addition to CareerBuilder, Gannett’s digital business includes a p...


US jobless claims average up 3,000

September 4, 2014

The U.S. four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week rose by 3,000 to a total of 302,750 from the previous week’s unrevised figure of 299,750, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.The four-week moving average d...


ManpowerGroup promotes temp staffing, MSP/RPO leaders

September 3, 2014

ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) promoted Kip Wright to senior vice president of Manpower, North America effective Aug. 21. Wright will oversee the Manpower temporary staffing business in North America.Wright formerly served as senior vice president of ManpowerGroup Solutions, which included the co...


Command Center appoints CFO

September 3, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), an industrial staffing provider, appointed company director Jeff Wilson as chief financial officer.Wilson replaces Ralph Peterson, who retired. Peterson, principal accounting officer on an interim basis since August 2013, has served in various capacities at Comm...


Online job ads rise in August after July decline

September 3, 2014

U.S. online job ads rose by 164,600 in August to a total of about 5.2 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online jobs ads released today. The increase follows a loss of 15,500 job ads in July.“Labor demand has shown some renewed strength over the past three months with an avera...


Randstad employee confidence index slips after record highs

September 3, 2014

The outlook among American workers fell in August after two months of record-breaking confidence levels, according to Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index. The index fell 3.2 points in August to a reading of 55.9. The index measures workers’ confidence in their personal employment situation...


Recruiters use Facebook more, Twitter less

September 3, 2014

Recruiters in the U.S. increased their use of Facebook for social recruiting but moved away from Twitter, according to a new report by staffing and recruiting software provider Bullhorn.The percent of U.S. recruiters using Facebook rose to 19.3 percent this year from 19.0 percent last year. On th...


Canadian manufacturing index hits nine-month high

September 3, 2014

Canadian manufacturing business conditions expanded in August at the fastest pace since November 2013, according to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian manufacturing purchasing managers’ index. August’s reading of 54.8 is up from July’s reading of 54.3 and indicated robust improvement in overall...