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US employment index rises in July, but growth may moderate in months ahead

August 10, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index rose in July to a reading of 127.89 from June’s downwardly revised reading of 127.57. The July reading is up 4.4% from the same month a year ago.  “The growth in the employment trends index slowed down in the past three to six months, su...


Authorities say internal worker stole $230,000 from staffing firm

August 10, 2015

A Massachusetts woman was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing more than $230,000 from a staffing firm and $60,000 from another company, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office announced.Teresa Goodsell, age 43, of Walpole, Mass., was indicted on charges...


US loses 8,900 temp jobs in July, but number is still up over year

August 7, 2015

The number of US temp jobs shrunk by 8,900 in July from June, according to seasonally adjusted data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The increase in June was also revised down from 19,800 to 16,500; May’s increase was revised downward to 8,600 from 17,200.However, the number of temp jobs w...


Volt sells Uruguayan publishing and printing subsidiaries to focus on staffing

August 7, 2015

Volt Information Sciences Inc. (NYSE MKT: VISI) sold its Uruguayan publishing and printing subsidiaries — Volt Directories S.A. Ltd. and Tainol S.A. — to affiliates of FCR Media Group, a local search provider in 11 European countries that provides expertise in online and off-line advertising. The...


Idaho joins feds’ misclassification program

August 7, 2015

Idaho signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to crack down on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, the US Department of Labor reported.Idaho is the 24th state to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Labor as part of its misclassificatio...


Canada adds 6,600 jobs in July, unemployment rate holds steady

August 7, 2015

Canada added 6,600 jobs added in July from June, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by Statistics Canada. The unemployment rate remained at 6.8% for the sixth consecutive month.The number of full-time jobs fell by 17,300 in July, but part-time jobs rose by 23,900. On a year-o...


Survey finds 26% of employers hiring H-1B visa workers this year

August 7, 2015

Twenty-six percent of employers said they are hiring workers with H-1B visas this year, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. And 13% of all employers said they tried to hire workers with H-1B visas this year, but were denied, in part, due to the volume of companies applying for them. Others s...


People: LaSalle, Technical ProSource, Heidrick, PrideStaff, Fox Rodney

August 7, 2015

LaSalle Network, a recruiting and staffing firm headquartered in Chicago, promoted Rian Powell from unit manager of the Chicago accounting and finance recruiting team to director of accounting and finance; Jason Siegel from unit manager of accounting and finance to director of suburban accounting...


CDI revenue falls 13% in Q2, acquires India firm

August 6, 2015

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) reported second-quarter revenue fell 13.2% year over year to $246.8 million. The Philadelphia-based staffing provider also announced two transactions: the acquisition of India-based ScaleneWorks People Solutions LLP and the formation of Congruent Talent — an IT and engineeri...


ManpowerGroup’s Experis to acquire majority stake in Canadian firm

August 6, 2015

ManpowerGroup’s (NYSE: MAN) Experis division will acquire majority ownership of Canadian IT consulting firm Veritaaq, whose Veritaaq Technology House brand ranks on Staffing Industry Analyst’s list of largest staffing firms in Canada.The transaction is expected to close in late September; terms w...