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Quote of the week: Bad idea

July 1, 2014

“Seattle is the first city in the country to pass a $15 minimum wage. Our survey suggests it will now be the first city to find out why that’s a bad idea,” Michael Saltsman, research director at the Employment Policies Institute, wrote in an opinion column in The Seattle Times newspaper.

Top court’s ruling lets closely held firms avoid objectionable ACA mandate — Staffing Stream

July 1, 2014

A new U.S. Supreme Court ruling allows closely held firms to avoid a potentially religiously objectionable Affordable Care Act mandate. Attorney George Reardon writes in The Staffing Stream the ruling could potentially benefit some staffing firms. To read the post, click here.The Staffing Stream...

Blog: Challenged recruiting STEM professionals? You are not alone

July 1, 2014

Comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But what specifically is hard to recruit? Editorial Director Subadhra Sriram discusses Staffing Industry Analysts’ recently published Buyer Survey in a new post in The Contingen...

TrueBlue completes Seaton acquisition

June 30, 2014

TrueBlue Inc. (NYSE: TBI) announced today it has completed its $310 million acquisition of Seaton Corp., including its PeopleScout, Staff Management|SMX, HRX and StudentScout service lines. TrueBlue announced the deal earlier this month.“Our acquisition strategy has always been about building new...

UST Global acquires Singapore-based recruitment firm

June 30, 2014

UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company, today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based Renaissance Solutions Pte. Ltd.Established in 1999, Renaissance Solutions provides technology services, as well as executive search and staffing services to the constructi...

Job seekers’ confidence index rises

June 30, 2014

Job seekers’ overall confidence in finding new employment rose in May, with significant increases among job seekers in the manufacturing and production sectors, according to the job search confidence index released today by StartWire, an Internet job site.The index now stands at a reading of 52.3...

Corporate Resource revenue up 20% last year

June 30, 2014

New York-based staffing firm Corporate Resource Services Inc. (NASD: CRRS) today reported revenue rose 20.6 percent in its fiscal year ended Jan. 3 to $819.7 million. The company had 16.4 percent organic growth, with acquisitions accounting for $28.7 million in total revenue.The company reported...

Healthcare hiring pace to decelerate, survey says

June 30, 2014

Healthcare hiring is expected to increase this year but at a slower pace than last year, according to background check firm HireRight’s Health Care Spotlight, a subset of its annual Employment Screening Benchmark Survey. Sixty-seven percent of health care organizations reported they expect to hir...

The staffing industry and telecommuting — Staffing Stream

June 30, 2014

For the staffing industry in particular, it’s important to remain up to speed on employee attitudes toward telecommuting policies in order to understand how these work-from-home options ultimately factor into job placement. And on the flipside, having a grasp on the employer perspective of teleco...

Massachusetts minimum wage rising to $11 per hour

June 27, 2014

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday signed into law a measure that raises the state’s the minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state. The measure, S.2195, raises the minimum wage to $11 per hour over three years. The bill also lowers unemployment insurance costs for employers in M...