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Suspended employees from Ohio’s Wright State University tied to IT staffing firm contract — Web

September 14, 2015

myDayton Daily News reports Wright State University sponsored foreign workers for an IT staffing company that paid the workers less than what local graduates typically are paid for similar work. Immigration experts say the arrangement may violate immigration laws.

Volt net revenue falls 14% in fiscal Q3, net loss widens

September 11, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) reported net revenue fell and net loss widened in its fiscal third quarter ended Aug. 2. (US$ thousands) Q3 2015  Q3 2014  % growth Net revenue $364,668 $422,649 -13.7% Gross margin 15.4% 14.9%...

Brilliant survey weighs IT, accounting and finance hiring plans for Chicago, South Florida firms

September 11, 2015

A new survey released by staffing provider Brilliant of companies in Chicago and South Florida found firms in those areas plan to increase hiring of accounting and finance professionals in the fourth quarter when compared to the third quarter, but plans ease up on hiring of IT professionals.Twent...

CEB to buy Wanted Technologies, provider of data to staffing firms

September 11, 2015

CEB Inc. struck a deal to acquire Wanted Technologies Corp., a provider of market intelligence and analytics for staffing firms, the firms announced today.The transaction is scheduled to close Nov. 3. Wanted will be integrated into CEB’s predictive talent data offered through its CEB TalentNeuron...

Survey finds 86% of construction firms struggle to fill craft or professional positions

September 11, 2015

An overwhelming majority of construction firms report trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as demand for construction continues to rebound in many parts of the country, according to the results of an industrywide survey released today by the Associated General Contractors of...

People: Integrity Staffing, Hire Velocity, Alder Koten, Harvey Nash and more

September 11, 2015

Integrity Staffing Solutions promoted Jaime Donnelly to chief risk officer. Donnelly’s responsibilities will include contract management, insurance, finance functions, corporate human resources, compliance, workers compensation, claims management and strategic planning. Donnelly has served in var...

Private equity firm invests $30 million in freelance management system

September 10, 2015

Field Nation, a freelance management system provider, closed a $30 million investment led by Susquehanna Growth Equity.The investment closed earlier this week; terms were not disclosed.Field Nation will use the new funding to increase product development and marketing efforts in existing markets;...

Man sues staffing firm for $400,000, claims discrimination for being gay

September 10, 2015

Staffing internal worker James Thompson sued his employer for $400,000 claiming staffing supplier Abacus Corp. discriminated against him because he is gay when it fired him from a job in Tennessee, according to court records.Thompson was an on-site staffing coordinator for Abacus Corp. at Genco-D...

ASA reports US staffing employment up almost 3% over year

September 10, 2015

Temporary and contract jobs grew in the second quarter but at a more moderate pace, according to data released today by the American Staffing Association. US staffing companies employed an average of 3.24 million temporary and contract workers per week in the second quarter of 2015, up 2.9% from...

Legislation introduced to roll back NLRB ‘joint employer’ decision

September 10, 2015

Republican lawmakers Wednesday introduced legislation to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s “joint employer” decision. The NLRB voted last month to expand the definition of joint employment, allowing a union to negotiate with a staffing buyer over both traditionally hired and staffing firm...