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H-1B visas expected to exceed cap in first five days

March 13, 2015

US Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petitions on April 1 and expects to receive more petitions than the H-1B cap during the first five business days of this year’s program. Federal legislation limits the amount of H-1B visas to 65,000 for fiscal year 2016, plus 20,00...


People: HealthCare Support, Affiliated Staffing Group, MBO Partners, more

March 13, 2015

HealthCare Support Staffing named Jack Capponi as VP, strategy, and Ana Wilson as director of training. HSS, headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of largest allied healthcare staffing firms in the US and is also on the list of fastest-growing staffi...


CTPartners CEO steps down in wake of claim, acquisition effort

March 12, 2015

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) announced Chairman and CEO Brian Sullivan will leave the firm, effective April 2. The board of directors appointed Vice Chairman Sylvain Dhenin as CEO and is conducting a search for a new non-executive director to chair the board.Sullivan joined CT...


IT jobs increase by 0.4% during February in US

March 12, 2015

The number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.4% in February from January, according to the TechServe Alliance, the trade association of the IT and engineering staffing and solutions industry in the US. That compares to a 0.2% increase in total nonfarm jobs in the US.Year over year, IT jobs rose by 4.5%...


Survey says firms openings up for finance, accounting and IT jobs

March 12, 2015

Companies report an increased number of accounting, finance and IT job openings for both permanent and temporary positions and plan to fill the roles as soon as possible, according to the second-quarter accounting, finance and IT hiring forecast study conducted by staffing provider Brilliant and...


Jobless claims average falls, total claims down 36,000

March 12, 2015

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 3,750 to a total of 302,250 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average of 306,000, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Department of Labor.The four-week moving avera...


RBC downgrades Canadian GDP forecast

March 12, 2015

Canada’s real gross domestic product is now expected to grow 2.4% in 2015, a reduction from the forecast of 2.7% issued in December, according to the Economic Outlook report released today by RBC Economics. The GDP forecast for 2016 is now 2.3%. While the drop in energy prices negatively affected...


Trim your waste — Staffing Stream

March 12, 2015

In any pursuit, training and dedication are vital. But the real advantages come from doing the smallest things better than anyone else, writes Tanya Keys in The Staffing Stream. Keys, head of Alexander Mann Solutions’ Americas Operations Excellence, discusses the sources of waste seen most often...


Adecco reports Q4 revenue up 2%; softness in parts of Europe

March 11, 2015

Fourth-quarter revenue rose by 2% at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm. The company reported softness in parts of Europe, especially France and Germany. Fourth-quarter revenue fell 5% in France. However, revenue rose 15% in North America. (€millions) Q4 2014 Q4 2013 % growth...


Adecco acquires Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

March 11, 2015

Adecco Group today announced its acquisition of Canada-based Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for an enterprise value of $C80 million.Knightsbridge, a human capital solutions firm, will join Lee Hecht Harrison, Adecco’s outplacement business. The transaction is expected to close in the secon...