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Index: Small businesses add 15,000 jobs in April

May 5, 2015

Small businesses added 15,000 new jobs in April, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.1% increase from March and makes more than 905,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 108.3 hours in April, down 5 minutes...


Staffing in the energy industry — staffing quote of the week

May 5, 2015

“It’s when companies are less certain about the economy and/or the state of the industry that they rely more heavily on contract workers due to the flexibility they offer,” Chron quoted Keith Wolf, managing director of Murray Resources, as saying in a story about staffing in the oil and gas indus...


Washington State is top state for nurses, report finds

May 5, 2015

Washington State ranked as the best state for nurses while Louisiana ranked as the worst, according to a report released by personal finance social network WalletHub.WalletHub compared the all US states and the District of Columbia across 15 metrics that speak to the nursing job opportunities exi...


Temp staffing revenue growth accelerates in March, Pulse check finds

May 4, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 13% year over year in March among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The year-over-year pace is modest acceleration from the 10% value observed in the prior five months.“Healthcare and finance/accounting staf...


Kavaliro expands to West Coast with staffing acquisition

May 4, 2015

Kavaliro, a staffing firm based in Orlando, Fla., acquired San Francisco Bay Area staffing firm Hynes & Company, based in Petaluma, Calif. This acquisition extends Kavaliro’s footprint to the West Coast and adds almost $7 million in revenue and 45 employees.The transaction closed May 4; terms...


Top digital marketing role posts $301,000 salary at high end

May 4, 2015

The highest-paid digital marketing executive roles include chief digital officer, chief marketing technologists and chief marketing officer, according to a report by Mondo, a provider of technology and marketing staffing. Chief digital marketing officers had the highest salary with $301,000 at th...


Small businesses plan to hire fewer staff

May 4, 2015

Fewer small business owners plan to hire new staff in the next 12 months compared to one year ago, according to the recently released spring 2015 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The report found 46% plan to hire, down from 52% who planned to hire in the same survey one year ago.Howev...


MSXI relocates North American operations center

May 4, 2015

MSX International, a business process outsourcing company that provides technology services in more than 80 countries, is relocating its North American operations center from Warren, Mich., to Travelers Towers in Southfield, Mich. MSXI expects to complete the move during the third quarter.The new...


Public sector contracts: Big business or big burden for talent agencies? — Staffing Stream

May 4, 2015

Chasing RFPs, submitting proposals and securing lucrative contracts with the federal and state governments equate to big business for talent agencies, writes Darren Hicks in The Staffing Stream. Hicks, president of Hicks Professional Group, said when organizations win public sector awards — wheth...


The RPO twist: Once tactical, it’s now strategic

May 1, 2015

Like most business process outsourcing endeavors, early adopters of RPO sought cost savings and solutions to some of their biggest hiring challenges. But as the industry’s customer base expanded, so have its wish lists.Leslie Stevens-Huffman writes about “The RPO Twist” in the May issue of Staffi...