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Online job ads fall in April, computer and math ads lead decline

May 6, 2015

Following a very strong first quarter, US online job ads fell by 104,500 in April to approximately 5.36 million, according to The Conference Board’s report on online job ads released today. April’s decrease follows a gain of 15,160 job ads in March.In March, eight of the largest online job catego...


Elance-oDesk unveils platform, name

May 5, 2015

Online staffing provider Elance-oDesk is relaunching today as Upwork. The move includes a new freelance talent platform.“Upwork’s launch signals a new chapter of work in which people are able to hire quality talent — regardless of where the professional happens to be — in minutes,” CEO Stephane K...


BG Staffing Q1 revenue up 4.7%, anticipates $7.0 million in financing

May 5, 2015

BG Staffing Inc. (NYSE MKT: BGSF) reported revenue rose 4.7% year over year and gross margin improved in the first quarter to $40.9 million. However, the Plano, Texas-based staffing provider posted a net loss in the quarter.The company provides staffing in light industrial, IT and multi-family (f...


US non-manufacturing economic index accelerates in April

May 5, 2015

Economic activity in the US non-manufacturing sector expanded at a faster pace in April, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index released today.ISM’s non-manufacturing index rose in April to a reading of 57.8 from March’s reading of 56.5. Readings above 50 indic...


Index: Small businesses add 15,000 jobs in April

May 5, 2015

Small businesses added 15,000 new jobs in April, according to the small business and revenue indexes by Intuit Inc. This is a 0.1% increase from March and makes more than 905,000 jobs added since March 2010.Small business hourly employees worked an average of 108.3 hours in April, down 5 minutes...


Staffing in the energy industry — staffing quote of the week

May 5, 2015

“It’s when companies are less certain about the economy and/or the state of the industry that they rely more heavily on contract workers due to the flexibility they offer,” Chron quoted Keith Wolf, managing director of Murray Resources, as saying in a story about staffing in the oil and gas indus...


Washington State is top state for nurses, report finds

May 5, 2015

Washington State ranked as the best state for nurses while Louisiana ranked as the worst, according to a report released by personal finance social network WalletHub.WalletHub compared the all US states and the District of Columbia across 15 metrics that speak to the nursing job opportunities exi...


Temp staffing revenue growth accelerates in March, Pulse check finds

May 4, 2015

US temporary staffing revenue rose a median 13% year over year in March among staffing firms taking part in Staffing Industry Analysts’ monthly Pulse Survey. The year-over-year pace is modest acceleration from the 10% value observed in the prior five months.“Healthcare and finance/accounting staf...


Kavaliro expands to West Coast with staffing acquisition

May 4, 2015

Kavaliro, a staffing firm based in Orlando, Fla., acquired San Francisco Bay Area staffing firm Hynes & Company, based in Petaluma, Calif. This acquisition extends Kavaliro’s footprint to the West Coast and adds almost $7 million in revenue and 45 employees.The transaction closed May 4; terms...


Top digital marketing role posts $301,000 salary at high end

May 4, 2015

The highest-paid digital marketing executive roles include chief digital officer, chief marketing technologists and chief marketing officer, according to a report by Mondo, a provider of technology and marketing staffing. Chief digital marketing officers had the highest salary with $301,000 at th...