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October posts biggest monthly increase in temp jobs for year

November 6, 2015

The US gained 24,500 temp jobs in October, the biggest month-over-month gain since November of 2014, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the US also posted the largest month-over-month gain in total nonfarm employment for the year.

The number of...

Randstad Canada names CEO

November 6, 2015

Randstad Canada named Marc-Étienne Julien as CEO, a newly created position for the Canadian operations, effective immediately. He will have strategic oversight of all Randstad’s Canadian business operations and report directly to Linda Galipeau, CEO, Randstad North America.

Marc-Étienne joined Randstad...

RCM revenue falls 3%, net income also declines

November 6, 2015

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue fell 2.8% to $45.1 million in its third quarter ended Oct. 3.

Net income at the Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm fell 48.7%.

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Canada adds 44,400 jobs in October

November 6, 2015

Canada added 44,400 jobs in October from September, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The increase follows four months of little change.

The number of full-time jobs rose by 9,000 in October and part-time jobs rose by 35,400.

Compared to the same month a year...

ASA names new board of directors

November 6, 2015

The American Staffing Association elected members of its 2016 board of directors during the organization’s Staffing World 2015 show last week in Nashville, Tenn. Representatives from 24 member staffing companies — half from independent firms and half from national companies — serve on...

Jobless claims average rises, total claims hit five-week high

November 6, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance rose last week to 262,750. The moving average rose by 3,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average, which was the lowest level since mid-December 1973, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released by the US Department...

People: Caldwell, Lucas, The Personnel Perspective, Oasis

November 6, 2015

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL.TO),a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US, announced Jay Millen joined the firm as a managing partner, leader of the firm’s CEO and board practice, and a member of the industrial practice. Millen most recently was...

Adecco revenue up 4% on organic basis; takes €740 million impairment charge

November 5, 2015

Third-quarter revenue at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, rose 4% on an organic basis and gross margin improved.

However, the company reported a noncash goodwill impairment of €740 million (US$832.0 million) in the third quarter. Adecco took an interim impairment test based on proposed regulatory...

EEOC files suit against Randstad in methadone case

November 5, 2015

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday announced it filed a lawsuit against Randstad that claims the staffing firm refused to hire a recovering drug addict enrolled in a methadone treatment program.

April Cox applied in January 2015 with Randstad in Timonium, Md., for a vacant production...

AMN revenue jumps 45%, reports demand at historic levels

November 5, 2015

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, reported demand is at historically high levels. Third-quarter revenue rose 45%, driven by organic growth of 29%.

Third-quarter gross margin improved to 32.9% from 30.4%. The increase came through an increased revenue mix...