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Higher education jobs edge up in Q3

November 26, 2014

The number of jobs in higher education edged up in the third quarter, reversing a downward trend that lasted four consecutive quarters, according to the higher education employment report from job search site HigherEdJobs. The number of jobs in higher education rose 0.2 percent compared to the sa...


People: WilsonHCG, Slayton, Korn Ferry, Windsor, Pridestaff

November 26, 2014

RPO provider WilsonHCG announced Prashanie Dharmadasa joined its executive leadership team as EMEA client engagement lead, a new position within the company. Dharmadasa previously was head of client and market engagement, EMEA and APAC, for a global RPO organization.Slayton Search Partners, a Chi...


Recruit is one of largest staffing firms, but what’s next post-IPO? — Web

November 26, 2014

Tsunemi Yohei reports on Nippon.com that Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd.’s initial public offering in October got off to a strong start. But what’s next for the staffing and publishing giant, and what about its past?Recruit has staffing operations in Japan, the US and Europe. It ranks No. 11 on the lis...


Best Staffing Firms to Work For; next Daily News

November 26, 2014

The deadline for staffing companies to nominate themselves to take part in the annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For program is Friday. For more information, click here.Also, the North American edition of the Staffing Industry Daily News will not publish on Thursday and Friday because of the Tha...


US immigration plan likely won’t up staffing H-1B availability, challenges foreseen

November 25, 2014

President Obama’s immigration reforms announced last week likely won’t increase the availability of H-1B visas used by some staffing firms for highly skilled temporary foreign workers such as IT professionals. The president’s announcement did not include plans to raise the 85,000-person annual ca...


Feds take another step to close ACA loophole — Web

November 25, 2014

Kaiser Health News reports the Obama administration took another step last Friday to prevent employers from offering health plans without hospitalization benefits to avoid penalties under the Affordable Care Act. To read the story, click here.


US raises GDP estimate for Q3, but consumer confidence slips

November 25, 2014

US real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third quarter, according to the second estimate released today by the US Department of Commerce. The growth rate is up from a previous estimate of 3.5 percent. In the second quarter, real GDP increased 4.6 percent. B...


Elance-oDesk gets $30 million in new funding

November 25, 2014

Online staffing firm Elance-oDesk announced a $30 million over-subscribed round of funding led by venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, with participation from additional existing major shareholders including T. Rowe Price, FirstMark, Sigma West, NEA and the Stripes Group.“We first invested in...


ASA staffing index hits record high

November 25, 2014

The American Staffing Association’s index measuring employment in the US staffing industry rose 3.17 percent for the week of Nov. 10 to Nov. 16 compared with the same week last year. The index value rose to 105.84, the highest value since the index’s inception in June 2006.


Tight holiday market for employers — staffing quote of the week

November 25, 2014

“The past four or five years it’s been easy to get people and we’ve hired some really outstanding people the past couple of years. Now, it’s becoming a lot harder,” CBS Minnesota quotes business owner Trent Johnson in a story about holiday employment. “I can definitely feel it’s tightening up and...