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US job openings set new high in May, but hiring edges down

July 7, 2015

The number of US job openings in May edged up 0.5% from April to almost 5.4 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. May had the highest level of job openings since the series began in December 2000.Job openings increased in nondurable...


Staffing exec pleads guilty to securities fraud, arrested after trying to lure investor to desert

July 7, 2015

The owner and president of HelpMed, a Utah medical recruitment firm, pleaded guilty June 18 in federal court to one count of securities fraud, according to the US Department of Justice. Ryan Lynn Cook had been arrested in May after trying to lure an investor to the desert, saying he had a gun and...


Fieldglass VMS signs deal with Australian tax agency — Contract watch

July 7, 2015

VMS provider Fieldglass was recently selected by the Australian Taxation Office as its vendor management system provider. The Australian Taxation Office is the Australian government’s principal revenue collection agency.The Fieldglass VMS will replace multiple existing processes and approaches th...


New penalties set for foreign temp worker violations in Canada

July 7, 2015

Employers that break the rules of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the International Mobility Program face stiff new consequences, announced Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development Pierre Poilievre.Metro reports the announcement follows claims by Quebec Labor Minister Sam H...


Ciber appoints board member

July 7, 2015

Ciber Inc. (NYSE: CBR), a Greenwood, Colo.-based IT staffing and solutions firm, appointed Mark Floyd as an independent director to fill a vacancy on its board of directors, according to a filing Friday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Floyd will serve on the board’s audit committe...


A ‘just-in-time’ workforce — staffing quote of the week

July 7, 2015

“They lean on us,” Entrepreneur quoted AtWork Group President and COO Jason Leverant as saying in a story on the benefits of using a staffing agency. “If they shed bodies, it’s on us. It’s now more of a just-in-time work force that follows the ebb and flow of industries. Now, post-recession, that...


TransForce driver staffing firm acquired in private equity deal

July 6, 2015

Private equity firm Palladium Equity Partners LLC acquired TransForce Inc., a nationwide truck-driver staffing firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va. TransForce was previously owned by a joint fund including New York-based Argentum Capital and Chicago-based First Analysis.The transaction closed Ju...


DHR sets sights on Caldwell on heels of acquiring CTPartners

July 6, 2015

DHR, a Chicago-based executive search firm, last week purchased approximately 5% — an aggregate of 1,032,000 shares — of The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSX: CWL.TO). Caldwell Partners is a Toronto-based executive search firm with operations in Canada and the US. DHR believes it is now...


US employment index rises in June, suggests strong job growth through summer

July 6, 2015

The Conference Board’s US employment trends index rose in June to a reading of 129.11 from May’s downwardly revised reading of 128.47. The June reading is up 4.8% from the same month a year ago.  “The growth in the employment trends index accelerated in Q2, suggesting strong job growth...


PDS Tech acquires Legacy Engineering

July 6, 2015

PDS Tech Inc. purchased Legacy Engineering LLC. PDS Tech provides staffing and recruiting services and engineering and IT project solutions to the aerospace, defense, telecom, infrastructure, energy and other major industries.The transaction closed July 1; terms were not disclosed.PDS w...