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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...

Adecco lowers operating margin target but US growth stable

January 19, 2016

Adecco Group lowered its operating margin target for 2016 through 2020 at its Investor Day held in Zurich on Monday.

Adecco said it aims to generate an average margin on EBITA of 4.5% to 5.0% through the cycle, excluding one-offs. This number is down from 5.2% achieved in 2015 and lower than the company’s...

AC Lordi spins off search practice

January 19, 2016

AC Lordi, an accounting and risk management consulting and executive search firm, split its search practice off into a new stand-alone company: Xplora Search Group.

AC Lordi Search leaders Jeff Olshin and Kevin Vesci will take over management of Xplora as co-owners, exchanging their interests in AC Lordi...

Quality work, gig economy: Staffing quote of the week

January 19, 2016

“Quality work in the gig economy leads to trust and long-term relationships between organizations and their contractors,” said Mynul Khan, CEO at Field Nation, a freelancer management system provider.

Staffing 360 revenue up 25% in fiscal Q2, net loss narrows

January 15, 2016

Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASD: STAF) reported revenue rose to $41.3 million in its fiscal first quarter ended Nov. 30, up 24.9% from $33.1 million in the same quarter of the prior year. Mergers and acquisitions activity and organic growth fueled the increase.

Net loss for the quarter narrowed to approximately...

The Intersect Group acquires two offices from tech staffing firm

January 15, 2016

The Intersect Group, a national finance, accounting and IT staffing and consulting firm, acquired the Charlotte, NC, and Dallas offices of the technology staffing firm 3Ci.

The Intersect Group has established locations in Atlanta and Dallas. The acquisition increases the company’s Dallas market presence...

Judge Healthcare promotes Mick Angelichio to president

January 15, 2016

The Judge Group, a Philadelphia-based staffing provider, today promoted Mick Angelichio from senior VP of the healthcare division to president of Judge Healthcare, a new position within the firm.

Angelichio helped launch the healthcare division for The Judge Group in 2004. He was responsible for growth...