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Joint employment? Feds issue new guidance

January 20, 2016

New guidance on joint employment was issued today by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division.

The department examines employment relationships in hundreds of investigations a year, wrote David Weil, wage and hour administrator, in a blog post. The guidance is intended to help educate employers...

Canadian staffing index declines in December

January 20, 2016

The Canadian staffing index fell in December, continuing a trend of moderate year-over-year declines. The index, which measures staffing activity in Canada, fell to a reading of 100 in December, down from a reading of 101 in December 2014.

The index value of 100 corresponds to the size of the industry...

The Judge Group names direct placement president

January 20, 2016

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing provider, promoted Stephen Green to president of Judge Direct Placement. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the entire Direct Placement division, which includes more than 65 recruiters nationwide across six regional offices. ...

Firms form joint venture, acquire Vancouver office

January 20, 2016

Optimum Talent, a Canadian integrated talent management company, and Conroy Ross Partners, a retained search and consulting firm, formed a new joint venture and acquired the Toombs Inc. office in Vancouver, BC.

The joint venture is a strategic move that solidifies the existing partnership between the...

TRAK Legal takes Special Counsel brand

January 20, 2016

Special Counsel, Adecco’s legal staffing brand and the largest legal staffing firm in the US, announced TRAK Legal is now a Special Counsel company.

TRAK Legal for more than 30 years has provided recruiting and legal staffing solutions to the legal departments and organizations in the Washington, D.C....

US leads in unfilled jobs, report finds

January 20, 2016

The US leads 12 major markets in unfilled jobs, with more than 25% of jobs left open after 60 days, according to the report, “Labor Market Outlook 2016: Uncovering the Causes of Global Jobs Mismatch,” released today by Indeed.

Germany and Canada followed at 20% and almost 19% respectively.

Many roles...

Advantage Resourcing CEO adds president role

January 19, 2016

Advantage Resourcing America Inc. CEO Toshio Oka will take on the additional role of president of Advantage Resourcing North America effective immediately, according to an announcement last week.

Oka will serve as CEO and in the president role on an ongoing basis. The president’s role had been filled...

Active Staffing Services to acquire industrial staffing provider

January 19, 2016

Active Staffing Services, a temporary staffing provider headquartered in New York, entered into a binding agreement to acquire Manhattan-based Blass Employment Corp., a temporary staffing company targeting the industrial sector.

Active expects the acquisition to enhance its footprint in the New York and...

US ranks fourth in talent index, Europe dominates rankings

January 19, 2016

The United States ranked fourth internationally for the second consecutive year in producing, retaining and attracting talent, according to the third edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index. Canada ranked ninth.

The index features 109 countries and measures a nation’s competitiveness based...

Web: GM buys assets of human cloud firm Sidecar

January 19, 2016

Automaker General Motors acquired the technology and most of the assets of the San Francisco-based human cloud ride-sharing provider Sidecar Technologies Inc., according to Bloomberg.

Sidecar ceased ride-sharing and delivery operations last month. It was a competitor to Uber, which Staffing Industry Analysts...