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National Safety Council urges safety for temps

December 19, 2014

The National Safety Council yesterday urged host employers and staffing agencies to coordinate and share responsibility to assure the health and safety of temporary and contract workers. The organization issued a list of recommendations for companies working with staffing agencies.“Regardless of...


Paychex revenue rises 10%

December 19, 2014

Paychex Inc. (NASD: PAYX), a provider of payroll processing and professional employer organization services, reported revenue rose 10 percent to $676.3 million in its fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30.Human resource services revenue rose 21 percent year over year to $254.7 million in the quarte...


Synergy Services hires former IQNavigator VP

December 19, 2014

Synergy Services appointed Karen Sawyer as senior VP of client solutions. She replaces Rose Cortopassi, who is now senior vice president of strategy. Sawyer previously was with IQNavigator for eight years, most recently as VP of professional services. Sawyer led the global development and deploym...


Right Management survey finds 86% to seek new jobs in 2015

December 19, 2014

More North American employees plan to actively pursue new job opportunities in 2015 than planned to in 2014, according to a poll by Right Management, a division of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN). A Right Management survey found that 86 percent of the workers surveyed said they intend to actively...


People: Command Center, Egon Zehnder, Slone Partners, Korn Ferry

December 19, 2014

Command Center Inc. (OTCBB: CCNI), an industrial staffing provider, appointed John Stewart as board chairman. Stewart has served as an independent member of the board and chair of the company’s audit committee since November 2013 and now serves as its first independent chairman. Stewart’s other b...


Mississippi posts highest state jobless rate in November

December 19, 2014

Mississippi posted the highest unemployment rate among all states in November at 7.3 percent, according to data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. California and Georgia followed, both at 7.2 percent.The District of Columbia had a rate of 7.4 percent.North Dakota again posted th...


Management acquires TempWorks Software

December 18, 2014

TempWorks Software, a provider of software and payroll funding to the staffing industry, was acquired by its management team led by CEO David Dourgarian, 29.Company founder Gregg Dourgarian will move on to pursue his new Bloomington, Minn.-based startup, Aida Creative Services. Gregg Dourgarian f...


AMN to acquire healthcare staffing firms and VMS for $82.5 million

December 18, 2014

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the largest US healthcare staffing firm, agreed to acquire Onward Healthcare, Locum Leaders and VMS provider Medefis from OGH LLC for a total purchase price of $82.5 million. OGH is a healthcare and technology holding company whose principal shareholder i...


Futurestep predicts top five talent acquisition trends for 2015

December 18, 2014

Futurestep, a division of Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), revealed its predictions for the talent management industry in 2015. The list is based on insights from 12 global experts and reflects trends that have emerged over the past 12 months that will likely dominate in the coming year.“As the economy st...


Silicon Valley county posts highest wage in Q2

December 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif., posted the highest average weekly wage among all large US county areas in the second quarter of 2014, while Midland County in Texas posted the largest year-over-year increase in average weekly wage, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.Santa Clara County, home of...