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Adecco global revenue up 3%, world’s largest staffing firm cites weaker growth in France and Germany

November 6, 2014

Adecco reported revenue growth slowed compared to the first half of the year, mainly because of weaker growth in France and Germany. However, activity picked up in North America and remained robust in its emerging markets.Switzerland-based Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, reported reven...


Cross Country pro forma revenue up 7%; travel nurse staffing leads growth

November 6, 2014

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASD: CCRN) revenue surged 74.9 percent in the third quarter to $188.9 million thanks, in part, to two acquisitions. The company acquired MSN in July for $48 million, and acquired On Assignment Inc.'s (NYSE: ASGN) allied healthcare staffing business in December...


CTPartners executive search net revenue up 40%; rises across geographies, segments

November 6, 2014

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE MKT: CTP) reported net revenue rose 39.6 percent year over year in its third quarter to $45.4 million. Revenue rose across regions and segments.Net income at the New York-based firm rose to $1.4 million from $502,000 in the year-ago quarter. Quote“We continu...


RCM revenue up 12%, gross margin improves at N.J.-based staffing provider

November 6, 2014

RCM Technologies Inc. (NASD GM: RCMT) — a provider of engineering, IT and healthcare staffing — reported revenue rose 12.3 percent in the third quarter to $46.4 million. The Pennsauken, N.J.-based firm’s gross margin improved to 28.4 percent in the third quarter from 25.9 percent in the year-ago...


November hiring in US at highest level in four years, HR group says

November 6, 2014

Hiring activity will reach four-year highs for the month of November in both the US manufacturing and service sectors, according to the leading indicators of a national employment report released today by the Society for Human Resource Management. Hiring expectations in US manufacturing are up fo...


Industrial staffing firm Command Center says revenue up 7%

November 6, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTC: CCNI) reported revenue rose 6.9 percent in the third quarter to $27.7 million, primarily attributable to a 10.6 percent increase in same store sales. Gross margin at the industrial staffing provider rose to 27.7 percent in the third quarter from 25.8 percent in the year-...


Voters support raising minimum wage — Web

November 6, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reports voters in five states approved measures to raise the minimum wage. For the story, click here.


Jobless claims average hits lowest level since 2000 in US

November 6, 2014

The US four-week moving average of initial claims for unemployment insurance last week fell by 2,250 to a total of 279,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised average, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. This is the lowest level for this...


More ways to set your staffing firm apart — Staffing Stream

November 6, 2014

Since temporary staffing services generally offer very similar services, staffing firms need to distinguish their services from their competitors. Raul Esqueda, president of 1st Commercial Credit, discusses additional ways staffing firms can differentiate their services in part two of his post in...


Non-hospital plans won’t forestall possible ACA penalties — but relief offered for 2015

November 5, 2014

Federal agencies rejected a health plan setup that allowed employers to avoid ACA penalties while offering coverage to workers that, while affordable, did not cover in-patient hospitalization.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of the Treasury released a notice Tue...